Here We Come Again

by The Matthew Show

Released 2016
Naive Music
Released 2016
Naive Music
A melancholy tune about the downside of persistence. The sixth single in The Band That Never Was podcast series.
NOTES
A rumination on the certainty of being misunderstood.

Safely Down: The Songs of Jason Jackson

by Various Artists

Released 2014
Naive Music
Released 2014
Naive Music
The late Jason Jackson left a huge trove of unrecorded tunes, performed here by a stellar group of artists, and produced by Grammy winner John Hampton. The songs run circles around genres, ranging from rock to country to pop and more.
NOTES
For most of you, this will be the first time you have ever heard these songs. However, for those of us who knew Jason, these tunes are old friends, reclusive hermits whose warmth and personality stayed fixed in our ears long after we'd first heard them. Often years would go by without a peep from these playful and engaging melodies, wrought over so many hard-fought days. But upon their occasional return, at gatherings and sporadic …
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All My Life

by The Matthew Show

Released 2013
Naive Music
Released 2013
Naive Music
The single for Episode 5 of The Band That Never Was podcast. A tale of reflection and self-realization.
NOTES
The Band That Never Was is a podcast about a failed teenage band. All My Life, the single from Episode 5, captures the uncertainty of life in young creative minds, and asks questions about resignation vs fighting the good fight.

Guest vocals are by Sydney Wright, Terry Lynn Melody, and Bella Jackson.

Inklings (An Acoustic Ep)

by Various Artists

Released 2013
Naive Music
Released 2013
Naive Music
A study in cerebral pop.
NOTES
A friend of mine once said you're not a real writer unless you have a discard pile. Whether that's true or not, the fact is that my stack of throwaways completely dwarfs the one with the keepers. And yet there's always been this third pile, full of things that kept quietly tapping me on the shoulder over the years. While they would never quite jump up and say "I am something," neither are they Nothing. …
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Memphis

by The Matthew Show

Released 2012
Naive Music
Released 2012
Naive Music
A ramble through the pop, rock, and country landscape through a decidedly off-center lens. Recorded by five Texas musicians during a Memphis sojourn in February 2012, very live and very original.
NOTES
I never thought I would release another album. The world of the single is upon us, and putting together a collection of songs to be heard as a unit seemed a bit like sending a buggywhip salesman to a car show. But in February of 2012, I brought the best band I've ever had to Memphis at the behest of a friend. We knew we would record a song by my late friend Jason Jackson at …
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Little Town

by The Matthew Show

Released 2012
Naive Music
Released 2012
Naive Music
How things can change while staying the same.
NOTES
This song is the fourth single from the docu-pop podcast series The Band That Never Was, a memoir of a failed band packed with humor, stories, and lessons learned. The tune was composed by three of the former bandmates over a 15-year period, and features Aimee Lovett of the band Loretti on guest vocals.

Crackertoa (Am 820)

by The Matthew Show

Released 2012
Naive Music
Released 2012
Naive Music
A hellish journey through the Middle American AM radio landscape.
NOTES
A ramble through the Middle American AM radio zeitgeist, featuring many of DFW's finest.

Produced and engineered by the matthew show at Rotary Eleven Studio

matthew - vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Jeff Simms - drums
Bone Doggie - vocals
John Rody - wingnut bluster
Danny Hill - harmonica, slide guitar
Doc Bingo - electric washboard, vocals
Stefan Prigmore - vocals

artwork by unknown artist, created 1915 (found via openclipart.org)

When the Night Comes

by The Matthew Show

Released 2011
Naive Music
Released 2011
Naive Music
A reflection on the road between here and there.
NOTES
This song is the third single from the docu-pop podcast series The Band That Never Was, a memoir of a failed band packed with humor, stories, and lessons learned. The tune was composed by three of the former bandmates over a 15-year period.

Poison Picking Time

by The Matthew Show

Released 2011
Naive Music
Released 2011
Naive Music
A mental debate about fight or flight.
NOTES
The pivotal moment in a relationship when one must decide to fish or cut bait.

A Brighter Place in the Sun

by The Matthew Show

Released 2010
Naive Music
Released 2010
Naive Music
A song of lost places and memories.
NOTES
This is the second single from the docu-pop podcast The Band That Never Was, launched in 2010. It follows an unknown band through its inception and ultimate failure, with plenty of laughs & insight. This tune revisits places once shared.

Me and Me & You (Sequined Pants Mix)

by The Matthew Show

Released 2010
Naive Music
Released 2010
Naive Music
Co-dependency or schizophrenia? You decide.
NOTES
This is what happens when you find yourself watching 30 Rock when your significant other is out of town.

Me and Me & You (Naked Mix)

by The Matthew Show

Released 2010
Naive Music
Released 2010
Naive Music
Co-dependence or schizophrenia? You decide.
NOTES
This is what happens when you find yourself watching 30 Rock while your significant other is out of town.

Square (The Nerd Song)

by The Matthew Show

Released 2010
Naive Music
Released 2010
Naive Music
A song for those who don't belong
NOTES
This is the first single from the docu-pop podcast The Band That Never Was, launched in 2010. It follows an unknown band through its inception and ultimate failure, with plenty of laughs & insight. The song is an ode to the life of the misunderstood nerd.

february

by the matthew show

Released 10/15/2008
Wampus
Released 10/15/2008
Wampus
When I began this album, I wanted to create something truly new. Inspired by documentary photographers like Walker Evans & Bill Brandt, plus musicians with those tendencies like Paul Shapera, I set about creating an album of what I like to call docu-pop.
NOTES
I sat down with five friends, all of whom were in the place of reflection that comes with leaving your twenties behind, without quite knowing what to do with the unrealized dreams that accompanied them. The resulting dissonance was the subject of our conversations, which I recorded at length and pored through extensively in the following months. In doing so, I found wisdom, humor, insight, and often very surprising realizations. We tackled the nature of …
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texas

by the matthew show

Released 2003
Naive Music
Released 2003
Naive Music
Pop from the nerd lunchtable.
NOTES
A word from the artist:

"One day in late 1999, I sat in a Dallas deli booth with my friend & hero Little Jack Melody, talking about our respective bands. I was throwing him some cockamamie fit of theory having to do with what I thought my band's target demographic was, how hard it was to pick the Radio Song, and who knows what else. I don't even remember. What I do remember was Little Jack dithering …
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