Thanks to Impose for their debut of Matt Bauer’s video and the articulate and thoughtful description of Matt’s music and the record. Take a look at “I Am Trying to Disappear” HERE.
“Brooklyn’s Matt Bauer works in greyscale—the muted shifts in his brand of delicate, dark folk music may seem subtle but, when taken as a whole, paint a nuanced (if melancholy) emotional picture that could stand alongside the work of Chan Marshall or Jason Molina. The video for his new single, “I Am Trying To Disappear,” from his new album, Dream’s End, posits Bauer against city sky and ocean’s edge, letting the song’s lacework take center stage rather than interpreting it with overbearing imagery. Dream’s End is a deliberate, full-sounding record that utilizes rich instrumentation, much of it from treated instruments. (If you’re rightly wary of contemporary folk artists using the banjo in irritatingly precious ways, Bauer’s electric guitars strung banjo-style are a pleasant surprise.)”
Bauer is on tour currently.
November 18, House Show Sacramento, CA 320 Harding Ave. Sacramento 95833 6:30 sharp
November 19, House Show Davis, CA 239 3rd Street, Davis, CA 95616 10 p.m.
November 21, The National Nevada City, CA
November 22, House Show Sonoma CA, write mattbauermusic at gmail dot com for details
November 28, Salt Lake City, UT w Jay William Henderson details tbd
December 15 Live on WFMU with Irene Trudel at around 10 p.m. time tbd
December 19 **Record Release Show** with Wold Leaves at Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY