Excited to announce THE TRACK-LISTING & Pre-Order Details for BOXERS starting OCT 1st!!! 


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.  
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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.


 

A refresher, a reminder and some other news... 


Some beautiful things are happening. And some utilitarian things are happening. I can't wait to offer this to you. We're working hard to get everything together. But here's a refresher, a reminder:

The new album is called Boxers







US Release Date: 10.14.14

Produced By: Kevin Salem

Band: Brian Bequette on Bass Guitar, Brian Fallon (of The Gaslight Anthem) on Electric Guitar, Joe Magistro on Drums, Matthew Ryan on Guitars & Vocals, Kevin Salem on Electric Guitar, Hammond, Synth & More. Special Guest: Tracy Bonham on violin. Gang Vocals: Everyone Available.

Mastered by Hans DeKline

Artwork by Keith Brogdon

I can't wait for you guys to hear this record. Here's to beautiful noise that leans for something and means something. I'm a sucker for that kind of work. I feel fortunate to feel we've capture something top to bottom with that spirit. Grateful to the band and Kevin and all involved.


We're also happy to share the news that we've SIGNED a deal for BOXERS with Blue Rose Records for EUROPE for a Digital Release on Oct 14, with the Physical Release to follow on Oct 31!!

 

Update!!! Release Date & Artwork for Boxers : 10.14.14!! 


We're proud to announce Boxers will be released on Tuesday, October 14th!! More details very soon.

This record is a bruising and beautiful Rock n Roll record. It was produced by Kevin Salem and has Kevin Salem and Brian Fallon (of The Gaslight Anthem) playing electric guitar with me throughout. My best friend Brian Bequette is playing bass, and the amazing Joe Magistro is playing drums. More details and news very soon!

But for now, please behold the cover art for Boxers as designed by Keith Brogdon at Thinking Out Loud Design:

"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