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"We all fill our hearts with hopeful bombs..." A new song from the upcoming album!! 

This One's For You Frankie is a love letter to brotherhood, integrity and perseverance. Made to be played loudly!

From the soon to be released album Boxers. 

Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem 

Performed by Brian Bequette, Brian Fallon, Joe Magistro, Kevin Salem and Matthew Ryan



Or view it directly on Youtube: This One's For You Frankie

The Lyric... 

This One's For You Frankie

He said
I'm sick
I'm so tired
Of this shit
Every night I'm fighting for my life

A Killian's
A fresh smoke
I saw the graveyards in his throat
He said all my dreams burn and fall like paper planes

Don't quit
Don't go 
I've got your back Frankie
I think you know
We all fill our hearts with hopeful bombs

This one's for you Frankie... 
And your big broken heart
Your big broken
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Now!

Thin arms
Tattoos
He said "I lost the plot
What could I do?"
The light just seem to fall just right on his eyes

Then he said
My heart's broke
I knew he meant it then
The way he spoke
The next day he sold me his rig for 60 bucks
He looked so gone and hollow but he still wished me luck

This one's for you Frankie... 
And your big broken heart
Your big broken
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Now! 

Oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh
Oh oh oh
Oh

New song to premier at 2pm EST today! 

To celebrate the upcoming tour dates (the first "headlining" dates in almost 2 years) we'll be premiering a lyric vid for a NEW SONG from the forthcoming album at 2pm EST today! It's the most heartbreaking and hopeful piece of rock n roll I may have ever written and recorded and will soon be offering to you guys on the new album. The band on this song kills it, kills me. Once again it's Brian Bequette , Brian Fallon, Joe Magistro, Kevin Salem , myself and some giant gang vocals. Yeah, it's ambitiously honest and full of immovable affection for the characters it's written for. One being a great old punk rock friend and one of Nashville's grumpiest and finest live sound engineers Frank Sass . The song isn't just about Frank, it's about several people. As is often the case it's an amalgamation, myself included. But its goal is to communicate the brotherhood/sisterhood in following a dream all the way down and through the hard curves and trials and disappointments and glowing victories that certain ethos color our lives with. It's about Rock N Roll, but it could be about any dream or work that's worth breaking your heart over so you can pass a torch to whoever has its back with the integrity of an idea worth fighting for. Is that vague? I hope the song makes it clear. I believe it will.

Jane, I Still Feel The Same surges on Spotify for no obvious reason... 

It came to my attention earlier this week that Jane, I Still Feel The Same is suddenly surging towards a million listens on Spotify. While it's a double-edged sword because of the way streaming compensates artists, I'd be foolish not to welcome such an organic finding of Jane. Jane originally appeared on my 2008 album Matthew Ryan Vs The Silver State.

You can hear the song here on YouTube:



You can purchase the song on iTunes here: Matthew Ryan Vs The Silver State

What a nice surprise, here's hoping it keeps going!

Some Late May/Early June Warm Up Dates Coming Soon... 

Hello Everyone,

Some good news! I'll be heading out for some warm-up dates in late May to Early June. It's been a while since I've toured so we felt it would be smart to stretch a little before the release of the new album (TBA). The dates that are coming together are a string of intimate headlining and house shows in the Northeastern U.S. We're also working on a run through the midwest in July. So much ahead, can't wait to share the new record and all that comes with it with you guys. Should make for an amazing year or more. We're gonna build this slowly and smartly so hang in there with us.

More to be announced soon so stay tuned... Really looking forward to seeing you guys again, it's been too long! 
 

I'm very pleased to announce An Anthem for the Broken is officially available... 


To purchase An Anthem for the Broken GO HERE!!!!

Or click this image!! Each link will take you directly to the contribution and purchase page for the benefit single on Bandcamp. The price is set at $1. But we hope you'll contribute more if you can.














Your purchase goes directly to John and Amanda Anderson to aid in lightening the load of the financial and emotional stress of John's diagnosis of ALS three years ago. He's nearing the final stages of his battle with it and your contributions couldn't be more timely. As a community we can exact an act of love that will make this process for John and Amanda just a little more graceful than their hearts, minds, families and friends already have. You can read more about John and Amanda's story at the following link if this is the first you're hearing of this event and the reasons for this early single being released: An early single from my forthcoming album to help a friend
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