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Self-Made Rock Star Matthew Pop Releases Fourth Solo Album ‘Reinventing The Cosmos’ – Creates New Model Of Singer-Songwriter Success Sans Label
New York, NY (February 2010) – Riding a wave of emotions and angst following yet another successful and hard fought cross-country summer tour, indie artist and self-made rock star Matthew Pop has bottled up his most aggressive collection of songs yet – on his fourth album entitled, Reinventing The Cosmos.
Set to drop on March 2nd, “This album gets right to the point” said Pop. In many ways a commentary on the ups and downs that plague anyone following a dream, “This album is a touch darker,” Pop commented. “I honestly don’t know how I have been getting up every time I’ve been knocked down over the past 12 years.”
A combination of new songs and some nearly lost fan favorites, Reinventing The Cosmos is the latest from an unsung yet not unsuccessful pop-rock artist seemingly on the brink of stardom. In fact, millions upon millions around the world have already heard Pop’s music without realizing it. From hit shows including Bravo’s “Flipping Out” and MTV’s “The Real World” and “Fat Camp”, to British teen drama “Skins” and even independent films, Matthew Pop’s music has been on-screen musical tapestry for years.
When asked to describe his current state of success mixed with equal parts obscurity, Pop was quick to respond and almost as quick to second-guess his assertion: “I’m the most underrated pop-rock writer of the new millennium?,” he said with a laugh. If Pop can continue to carve out his own brand of success on his own terms without burning out on an industry in crisis, this enterprising artist may very well be right.
Matthew Pop’s fourth album ‘Reinventing The Cosmos’ was recorded in New York City and Produced by Scott Kammerer. Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound Studios in Manhattan, all 10 songs on the album are written and performed by Matthew Pop with live drums by Dan Mulenhberg.
Album: Reinventing The Cosmos
US Release Date: March 2, 2010
matthew pop - vocals, guitar
frankie mccabe - bass, vocals
dan muhlenberg - drums
1st LP, "The Great Demise", available 9/22/06!!
2nd LP, "Hopeless Melodic", available 8/15/08!
3rd LP, "Million", available 2/27/09!
4th LP, Reinventing The Cosmos", available 3/2/10!
Everytime You Say Goodbye
Take Me Home
the great demise
Can't Help Being in Love
The Younger Kind
My Own World
Matthew Pop at MPMF'09
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"Matthew Pop's songs are memorable but there's a grayness to much of his brand of Pop, sharing more ..."Matthew Pop's songs are memorable but there's a grayness to much of his brand of Pop, sharing more in common with glum melodicists like Lou Barlow than, say, Cheap Trick, and capturing that strange sunshine melancholy Brian Wilson was so good at harnessing. Pop is not only a clever writer but he is a fantastic translator of mood into music. The singer/songwriter is currently on the road supporting his third solo effort, Million." - CityBeat, MPMF.09
Something to Amuse!
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"Cloned from the 80's revolution meets Rivers Cuomo emerges Matthew Pop, who specializes in remind...
"Cloned from the 80's revolution meets Rivers Cuomo emerges Matthew Pop, who specializes in reminding us about one thing: what rocks (and pops) about being 'old school.'
While his lyrics merely scratch the surface and his voice is not exactly what you'd call perfect quality, you still find yourself just moving along to his music just like it's an old Spice Girls album. The Generation Y vintage feel creates a sound not normally found in the mainstream college market. And not a moment too soon for the philosophical and mundane: this album just tears up all that screams 'college intellectual.' And finally gives us something fun to enjoy instead of overanalyze.
From the ukulele-laden opener of "Belgium Baby" to the raunchier "The Bartender's Daughter," listeners are not bound to be disappointed. Even 80's-esque hit "Promise" gives you that feeling to throw your hair up in a side ponytail and embrace spandex.
With "The Bartender's Daughter," Pop breaks out of the stereotypical shell and enlightens the listener with a tale of why he will no longer pursue the aforementioned woman. It is songs like this that break up the bubble-gum pop image that Matthew Pop exudes up until this point.
Even "Something To Abuse" reaches into that inner-punk and pulls it out just long enough to get drunk, smash some guitars, and make out with some muscle guy's hot girlfriend without the black eye the next morning. Here, Pop keeps it simple, yet isn't afraid to embrace a different kind of sound from the other songs. It certainly gives one a reason to give this album a listen.
But it isn't until "Lights Out" that we truly get a taste of ballads on The Great Demise. Pop surprises us here again by changing up the pace and feel of his album. It's like punk on Prozac, but done in such a way that you can't help but admire the beauty and simplicity. The repetition of "if I can't go on" really builds despondence, the complete antithesis of the rest of the album.
From rough and raunchy to poppy and peppy, Pop makes it pop."
Jenn's Grade: B+
the bartender's daughter
something to abuse
the great demise
get it on
just calm down
buried in the sun
the other boys
brand new smile
cant help being in love
do the rock bottom
can anybody hear me?
one in a million
she's a revelation
the boy you love
waiting for the world
nothing to say
i dont know
do the rock bottom
sorry i cant make the city
halfway to hollywood
everytime you say goodbye
take me home
the younger kind
headstones and rocketships
...with the occasional 80s cover!
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