Friends in the U.K.,
We're thrilled to formally announce these Tour Dates with Jesse Malin this July!
Click the image to purchase tickets and gather details. Can't wait to visit with you guys. It's been too long!
Hustle Up Starlings in NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order via iTunes and these other (more direct to artist) options:
(Pre-Order Hustle Up Starlings by clicking the link you prefer below)
CD (Pristine sound with a Beautiful 8-Panel booklet that includes lyrics, credits and an introduction my New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta): https://matthewryanonline.com/cd-pre-orders-for-hustle-up-starlings
Listen to the title track, read about Hustle Up Starlings and select your Pre-Order preference right here: https://matthewryanonline.com/news
Hustle Up Starlings will be released on May 12th, 2017!
Good Afternoon Everyone,
One of the more beautiful parts of being a creative is this moment when our work starts to leave ourselves and enter the lives of others. Believe me when I say, I work hard to make what I've created with my friends worth you're welcoming. I believe we did something particularly special with Hustle Up Starlings. From the music, to the mixing and mastering, and finally to the tactile proof that it happened, a physical manifestation wrapped in plastic. But it comes to mean so much more to me. Hopefully to you as well.
I absolutely love the design and feel of this album art. For the first time in quite some time the lyrics are all included inside a beautiful and cinematic 8-Panel booklet. My friend and great designer, Joe Maiocco, did an amazing job bringing this to life. The paper is heavy and give that sense of smooth texture. The whole thing just looks and feels beautiful. And of course the sound is the exact fullness we intended. I could go on forever, but I won't. It just feels immersive. Like a great cover for a book. Or the opening scenes of a movie that you just know you're gonna love.
The songs and track-list are exactly the same on both. Hustle Up Starlings will initially be available via Digital Albums and CD. We are discussing vinyl, I'll keep you posted on what we decide. Again, choose which you desire below and please read all the details on both pages so you know what to expect upon Pre-Ordering! I always want you to have an easy and dependable experience when purchasing from me.
Thank you so much for your continued interest and participation. It means the world to me and my whole gang. I'll be keeping in touch a bit more. There's a lot of beauty ahead and I'm gonna try and share it with you without over saturating you. Hope all is well for you and yours.
Hope to see ya soon!
The digital album of Hustle Up Starlings is now exclusively available for Pre-Order at Bandcamp. Upon PRE-ORDERING you'll get the title track instantly. You can listen to the title track and read along with the lyrics right there via the link below if ya like! Please read the description on the linked page if you have any questions regarding digital albums!
We love Bandcamp because it offers many options in the quality of sound you can download. We suggest the highest MP3 size they offer if you like listening on a mobile device, they sound real good and they won't take up too much room on your phone. Plus Bandcamp is an independent company with the best interests and experience of listeners and artists alike as its central motivation. In other words, it's driven by the love of music, from and for all sides.
So here's a couple answers to a couple other questions you might have right now:
The CD Pre-Order will start on this Wednesday, April 19th.
iTunes Pre-Order will start on April 24th.
Thank you guys!. Hope all of you are doing and feeling well out there. Apologies if you haven't heard from me in the real world, it's crazy busy around here right now. All good and beautiful stuff.
More to come!
BBC Scotland's Roddy Hart WORLD PREMIERED the title track from my forthcoming album, Hustle Up Starlings.
GO HERE or CLICK THE COVER ART ABOVE to check it our (it's episode 4/4/17):
Roddy's response regarding the song was beautiful:
"Holy cow that's a bit special isn't it? Absolutely majestic stuff... An absolute corker of a song"
- Roddy Hart BBC Scotland
Don't forget Hustle Up Starlings comes out on May 12th. It will be available Digitally and on CD. More details soon!
Matthew Ryan joins Glen Hansard, Joseph Arthur and more for a Record Store Day Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Thrilled to share this preview of my cover of Leonard Cohen's "Steer Your Way" for a Record Store Day tribute. It's a vinyl only release by the fine folks at RSD and the amazing Rand Foster. Scroll below to listen to a preview of my version of "Steer Your Way."
As many of you know, Leonard Cohen has been an enormous influence on my life and work. This is a vinyl only release and it comes out on Record Store Day, April 22nd 2017. Read all about who participated and where you can find this exclusive and beautiful vinyl right here:
Please ask your favorite local record shop to carry it for Record Store Day 2017. Then grab a copy when it's released on April 22nd. I promise you you'll hear Cohen covered with all the affection and commitment his work deserves by people like myself, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard, Matt Costa, and Cherry Glazerr with Mike Watt. And so many more talented people. That's just an overview. Rand Foster, who helmed this project, followed it all the way through with every detail. It feels like a perfect and steady homage to such a seminal artist.
Preview my version of "Steer Your Way" right here:
NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT & COVER ART REVEALED: Matthew Ryan - Hustle Up Starlings to be released May 12th, 2017
Let me just say what appears to arrive fully formed took hours, days, even years of beautiful and blinding searchlight work by so many. Alone and then collaborative, it's always a labor of love. I always feel lucky in these moments when finally I get to share "it." This is just the beginning... Again. I'm very excited. I love the work we've done. It's soon to surface. We invested all the heart, smarts and honest cinema we were capable of. I feel strongly these songs will become great companions. But in the meantime...
Below is the cover art for my new album, Hustle Up Starlings. It will be released on May 12th, 2017.
Starlings was Produced by Brian Fallon. It includes performances by Brian Bequette, Brian Fallon, David Henry, Doug Lancio, Brad Pemberton and yours truly. It was mixed and recorded by Doug Lancio. And Hans DeKline once again mastered it into that shimmering film to be wildly welcoming.
The cover photo is by Jack Spencer.
The cover art and packaging and more was designed by Joe Maiocco.
Please help us to spread this news.
Alright. More details soon.
Thank you, Guys. Always. Can't wait to share this music with you.