eating alone
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eating alone

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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Albums
the long haul - album - released july 21, 2010

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"and tonight, in this hotel room" - released july 21, 2010

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Matt Cameron is the musician behind eating alone, a Brooklyn-based experimental electro-acoustic band. Cameron is a self-taught musician who plays guitar, bass, ukulele and keys with a unique style that balances an improvisational spirit and experimental edge with a post-rock approach. The music of eating alone has been favorably compared to Boards of Canada and Philip Glass and has been called "very visual." Cameron cites the aesthetic of Guided by Voices, Great Lake Swimmers, The Books and Grizzly Bear among his influences. The music of eating alone emerges from a mix of Cameron's influences and his moods and daydreams. Recording is done is a small studio in Cameron's apartment which gives a lo-fi flavor to the songs.

The newest release from eating alone is 'the long haul,' a collection of songs that lay bare the emotions of an adult examining his life growing up with an estranged father. The songs are layered with acoustic guitar, synths, samples and occasional scattered beats that add density and gravity to the material while remaining minimal enough to allow the lyrics to be the focal point. Exploding with raw emotion and clever imagery, the songs on 'the long haul' contain aggressive anger, quiet sadness and even fantastical elements which explore and expand upon the running theme. The release of 'the long haul' will be marked with listening parties in New York City and distribution to college, independent and web radio along with interviews and special radio appearances. A fall tour is planned before the band returns to the studio.

Cameron is an intense musician with a vision for the future of eating alone. In early 2009, he released an album titled 'the way we were and the way it was.' Currently, a new eating alone song is released every day in a project called "365 days of eating alone," whose purpose is to expand and experiment musically. In addition to the music, Cameron has forayed into video, taking his unique approach to music to vintage films and home movies, re-imagining them into visual complements to the music of eating alone.

'the long haul' will be available on major online distributors on July 21, 2010.