Super proud to announce the BOXERS digital pre- order dates & details! All pre-orders come with an immediate download of the first single & title track; Boxers.
On Wednesday, October 1st, you can pre-order the album BOXERS, for $11 on Bandcamp, and starting Monday, October 6th, pre-orders will be available on iTunes, for $11. (Sorry for the different dates folks! We ran into a technical glitch & are rolling with it.) Pre-order links will be posted as soon as they are available on Wednesday morning, and the following Monday morning.
The rest of the album will be digitally delivered to you on the official release date of 10.14.14. (love how that date looks in bold)
The fun news is.... in addition to the (11) tracks on the album, there will be 2 BONUS TRACKS included in the digital album purchase. One of those tracks was recorded during the BOXERS sessions, and the other is a punkier rawer version created during the demo process of "Then She Threw Me Like a Hand Grenade". Both were aching to be heard & shared!
We've added an option for you to pay more than $11 in response to how many of you have asked how you can help. Making records is still expensive, especially when you do it the way we decided to; self funded, in a proper studio with a great gang of humans collaborating in the spirit of the "brotherhood of rock n' roll". Please be patient as the campaign unfolds with physical product, and stay tuned for touring planned with a full band! We're very proud of this record and plan on doing all we can for it over a long period of time. Your purchases are sincerely appreciated, and will help fund our efforts!!! If you can afford to, and are compelled to pay more, we can do even more.
Alright!! So now to the really fun stuff....drum roll please.....
Boxers was Produced by Kevin Salem
It was recorded live in a room with Performances by Brian Bequette (Bass), Tracy Bonham (Violins), Brian Fallon (Electric Guitar), Joe Magistro (Drums & Percussion), Matthew Ryan (Vocals, Words & Guitars) & Kevin Salem (Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Organ, Bass & Synth). Gang Vocals were performed by All Available. Literally ALL AVAILABLE!
It was mastered to be PLAYED LOUDLY by Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog
Artwork by Keith Brogdon at Thinking Out Loud Design
And finally, The Tracklist:
Matthew Ryan | BOXERS
1. Boxers (Downloads immediately upon Pre-Order!!)
2. Suffer No More
3. God's Not Here Tonight
4. The First Heartbreak
5. Heaven's Hill
6. We Are Libertines
7. Then She Threw Me Like a Hand Grenade
8. Until Kingdom Come
9. This One's for You Frankie
10. An Anthem for the Broken
11. If You're Not Happy
12. *Bonus Track - Then She Threw Me Like a Hand Grenade (Home Recording Demo)
13. *Bonus Track - The Queen of My Arms (from the BOXERS sessions)
Please help us spread the word and share this news via email, word of mouth and your social sites. Thank you guys, can't wait for you to hear BOXERS!! More news soon. Stay tuned!!!!! (Really cool news coming down the pike via our mailing list, make sure you're on it )
p.s. This post was brought to you mostly by Matthew Ryan with some help from the management team, who you'll be hearing more from .... a lot more.