Vern Matz
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Vern Matz

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Duo Rock Indie


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"Tour the "Cityscapes" with Vern Matz"

Indie trio Vern Matz has asserted an impressively honest, timeless sound on new single "Cityscapes."

Calming, melancholic, and peaceful, the Yale collegiates bring a washed, calming energy to life in this track. It's understated but moving, it's nostalgic but modern, it's fleeting but still. Sometimes "being stuck inside at noon" is just what you need and the guys behind Vern Matz relay it beautifully in this single.

They also prove they have a way with words, beautifully stringing together their stories into time-honored melodies. In their own words, this song is a "simple song about feeling small in a big city." For Vern Matz, it's a reminder of "working long hours in tall buildings, daydreaming about what's outside."

"Cityscapes" is a gorgeous representation of a complex and nuanced poem that metaphorically compares the trappings of love and the decisions we make. All of this backed by the longing of an acoustic guitar's strumming that plods along with a soaring electric guitar's melody that drops in at the 1:23 mark to set sail to our hearts. - EARMILK

"PREMIERE: Vern Matz create a lush and spacious world for themselves on their self-titled EP"

The idea of fan fiction is unfortunately muddied by the sheer amount of smut that makes its way onto the internet, but the more pure version of it is still something that should be admired. The way that those authors are swept up into a universe that was created, and feel as if they can build upon that foundation shows that the intimate level of connection the original author hoped for was attained. I’m excited to share the new Vern Matz EP, which isn’t technically fan fiction, but totally could be, ahead of its release this Friday. The self-titled effort is expansive and impressive– often feeling like they’ve shot themselves into the universe created by David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and decided to run with it.

For instance, the album comes to a start with “Earth Boy,” a track that feels like an immediate (albeit indirect) sequel to “Space Oddity.” The track plays out like somebody found a recording of ground control as they tried so desperately to get ahold of Major Tom and decided that it was time for them to send something back to them. Starting with the lyric “Hello Earth boy…” it’s clear that the band wants to be able to talk about the experiences that come with growing up without feeling a sense of personal attachment. The guys in Vern Matz strive to create something that you relate to by intentionally painting with broad strokes.

When discussing the EP, the band says: “Vern Matz’s eponymous debut EP was born out of several road trips between New Haven and Philadelphia. In a lot of ways, the EP is about Vern Matz coming of age—as individuals and as a band. Faced with finding a place in the world, the band shies away from those looming decisions and instead embraces a wistful indifference. Vern Matz says of the record, “Much of the EP expresses a feeling of displacement and an attempt to restore a sense of wholeness. There’s confusion and nervousness in the fact that you don’t know what needs to be restored. But there is a lot of excitement and emotion in that uneasiness. We were swept up in the idea of nostalgia as style, and the EP very intentionally looks toward past generations of alternative music for inspiration.” The Vern Matz EP was recorded at Miner Street Recordings, produced and mixed by Matt Poirier, and mastered by Greg Calbi and Ryan Schwabe.” - SubStream Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Indie tunes for your autumn blues. The group is often described as a bunch of hooligan emo shoegazers who stand opposed to brunch culture. The band is led by frontman Daniel Belgrad, a Korean American who mistrusts penguins due to their tendency to perform acts of radical violence. Joining him is the elusive Michael Lituchy, a Taurus who secretly writes songs in the twilight while raising cattle in remote Connecticut. Call 310-310-0888 to order Michael’s cheese, or to chat about the deficiencies of modern dating.