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And for a limited time you get a free download of "God's Not Here Tonight" off of BOXERS.

"Hustle Up Starlings" is available for immediate delivery via Bandcamp & a beautiful CD packaging. Produced by Brian Fallon, I still love this collection. Click the cover art to choose the format you prefer.

"Hustle Up Starlings" is available for immediate delivery via Bandcamp & a beautiful CD packaging. Produced by Brian Fallon, I still love this collection. Click the cover art to choose the format you prefer.

"A shimmering wonder of a record"
 
– The Big Takeover

The Summer Kills is a new full-length collaboration I did with Hammock. Our "debut" album, "Last Night We Became Swans", is now available everywhere!

"A shimmering wonder of a record"

– The Big Takeover

The Summer Kills is a new full-length collaboration I did with Hammock. Our "debut" album, "Last Night We Became Swans", is now available everywhere!

"Starlings Unadorned" is now available on CD and digital download exclusively via matthewryanonline.com and my Bandcamp page. It's a collection of acoustic versions of "Starlings" plus some rarities. Just click the artwork above!

"Starlings Unadorned" is now available on CD and digital download exclusively via matthewryanonline.com and my Bandcamp page. It's a collection of acoustic versions of "Starlings" plus some rarities. Just click the artwork above!

Latest News...

Shows Coming Up in Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma! 

Friends and Listeners, 

Make plans and help spread the word!

This Saturday I’m playing a special solo show in Columbia, MO. The details are at matthewryanonline.com/tour 

Then a little over a week later Doug Lancio and I are doing a string of duo dates through Texas (and even one in Durant, OK!). I’m putting together a very special show for both these events. I’ve been experimenting with some sounds and atmospheres. Trying to find my inner Van Morrison meets “Tom Eno”. Yes... Waits meets Eno. 

Sometimes you gotta challenge yourself so you feel that lightning. Then it’s worth sharing. Don’t worry, the songs are still the songs. I’ll be drawing from all the records and probably sneak a cover in here and there. Above all, my hope is to bring some cool weather into every room we visit with... I’m excited about this. This is the first time Doug and I have done some duo shows together.

Makes plans and help us spread the word! 

PS

Poster design by Joe Maiocco and thank you to Red11 Music for working so hard to put this together. And of course, thank you to the rooms and humans for having us!

Shows Next Week in ROCKFORD, CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS & NASHVILLE w/ Texas Shows Announcing Soon! 

Friends, 

It's been a beautiful summer. We're fresh from a beautiful tour with The Gaslight Anthem in The U.K. and Europe and now leaning into some shows in the US next week. 

The guys have been on fire and can't wait to see and play for you guys. Check out this video that was posted from our show in Cologne, Germany: 

Matthew Ryan and the Northern Wires play Then She Threw Me Like a Hand Grenade

So we're hopeful you'll come and see us next week. I'll have The Northern Wires with me next week. Just click the art below to see all details and ticket links for next week's shows. 

And pssst... Texas we're planning a string of dates for you guys in Late September/Early October. Those will be duo shows. I always love stripping things down a little. These will be announced very soon. Please keep an eye out. I love playing for you guys and you know, I'll get to extend summer a little coming through your part of the world.

Alright. See you guys soon!

M. Ryan

 

The Summer Never Ends EP Is Now Available! 

 

Behold Dear Listeners,

The version of Summer Never Ends that my friend Doug Lancio remixed, is now available on the Summer Never Ends EP. ‘Twas mastered by another good friend, Hans DeKline. And the artwork? Sir Joe Macho of Pittsburghshire of course. 

The EP contains 6 different versions of Summer Never Ends: The Quiet Version, The Lancio Single Remix, The Instrumental Album Version, An Alternate Master we loved, The Quiet Instrumental Version, and The Acoustic Version.

It's available for FREE or "Pay What You Want". 

Genuinely, don't feel you have to pay anything. It's meant as a gift. Check it out right HERE!

Summer Never Ends (The Quiet Version) Lyric Video 

 

 

Hey there Friends and Listeners,

It's been a wildly busy time. So much coming up. But wanted to share this with you...

Here's a first listen to The Quiet Version of Summer Never Ends

I wanted to invite you to take a minute and give it a good listen. I love how the air and tone of a song can change over time. In different rooms, via a different guitar or time of day. 

And for the love of cinematic rock n roll, please listen on good speakers or headphones. Hahahaha. Even though this version is minimalist and unobstructed, it has a beautiful depth of field. 

So... Why this "Quiet Version" of Summer Never Ends? 

We wanted to celebrate (and help further announce) our upcoming European tour in July with The Gaslight Anthem. So I decided we'd release an EP of various explorations of one of my favorite songs off of Hustle Up Starlings. 

That simple idea turned into a really beautiful experience. 

The Quiet Version was recorded at home and will soon to be made available to you for free (or "Pay What You Want") via my Bandcamp page. Part of my intention with this was also a "Thank You" to all the generosity you friends and listeners have shown me over the last few years. And particularly in contributing to making the trip overseas with Gaslight easier. So genuinely, the EP is intended to be free for you. You don't have to pay anything. It's not expected. But I know some of you insist, so it's "Pay Wha You Want." And that's always, genuinely appreciated. The needs for financing music and all the efforts it always require income. Not to mention life itself. I know you understand. 

So check out the upcoming dates. We can't wait to see and play for you guys. Not to mention hang out with some great friends that made one of my favorite albums of the mid/late 2000s (you know, The '59 Sound). 

More details on the Summer Never Ends EP will be shared as this week gets under way!