Well folks, you’ve been incredibly patient and it’s finally paid off: Match by Match’s new EP Vivat Veritas is finally here! We’ve spent the better part of a year working on this bad boy, chasing the sound we had in our heads, and we could honestly not be happier with how things came out.

Once again, we went into the studio with Ann Arbor local legend producer/engineer Jim Roll (Chris Bathgate, Hoots & Hellmouth) in Backseat Productions studios. This time, we wanted to showcase a different sound from our debut American Crowbar, so we reached out to our good friend and DIY recording wiz Christopher Smith (The Ultrasounds, Timetables) to help out on getting the vibe we were going for. Finally, we made it a family affair and had the superstar mastering team of House of Boosh (Jim and Maurice Bouchard) make with the loudness. And the coup de gras was the stellar artwork designed by the stunningly talented Ryan Lynch (who we know as master key-tinkler Ryan Export of Chicago rockers Archie Powell and the Exports, who were a huge source of inspiration for us on this record).

This record took a lot out of us and we had a lot of setbacks, but every step along the way went into making it a testament not just to where we’ve been, but where we intend to go. Vivat Veritas is a hoarse rallying cry: a entreaty to dance like a maniac, to sing at the top of your lungs, to scream and to cry and laugh, and to celebrate every fleeting moment like it was your last day on earth.
Head on over to bandcamp to buy and stream the record. Or, you can c’mon down to Woodruffs on March 1st to see us play it TONIGHT with our musical brothers in arms Nathan K, The Hand in the Ocean, The Finer Things, and Dan Henig!

If you like the record, feel free to share it with your friends and social media! We have streaming links on our soundcloud and tumblr, and you can connect with us on twitter and facebook (remember to tag @matchbymatch and hashtag #VIVATVERITAS!)


We could not have made this record happen without the love and support of you guys and our family and friends. Special thanks goes out to: Archie Powell and the Exports (for being so damn amazing, inspiring, and for letting us crash on their couch), Patrick Conway (for guitar guidance and gear donation), Nathan K, Willa Rae, Matt Roney, Em Eppley, and Adam Bient.

Stay safe, stay good, and keep on living like it’s your dying day,

Melissa & Gray

Coming this Friday March 1st to Woodruffs in Ypsi…

It’s our EP release show! We’re delighted to be playing with out old friends The Hand in the Ocean (Detroit freak-folkers!) and The Finer Things (Ann Arbor power piano triumvirate). And now with 100% more Dan Henig!

We’ll be giving away FREE downloads of our new EP Vivat Veritaswith any merch purchase. Come on down and hear us play the new record and a whole slew of new tunes, as well as the MxM classics. See you there. Deetz at the facebook event page.

(Special thanks to Nathan K, who is one of our biggest inspirations and is helping us out on this one. You are our favorite dude).

  • Track Name

    Call to Arms (Clean)

  • Album

    Vivat Veritas

  • Artist

    Match by Match

For all you lovers out there, past and present, hopeful and broken hearted, MxM has a rock n’ roll valentine. A little ear candy preview of our upcoming EP Vivat Veritas, “Call To Arms.” 

It sounds best snuggled up next to your sweetheart in the garage.

Recorded with Jim Roll in Backseat Productions and mixed by Christopher Gilbert, mastered by the House of Boosh (Jim and Maurice Bouchard)

Presenting the new official MxM logo, design courtesy of Ryan Lynch (though to us he’s always @RyanExport) at Gunslinger Design. THANK YOU 4eva.

Be the first to get your hands on these hella fine stickers at our next show with Teenage Octopus, The Finer Things, and Bochnasty at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor.

Stay tuned and get updates by RSVP’ing to the Facebook event!

Old Man Winter Can’t Stop The Rock!

December might still be a week or so away but it ain’t to early to get pumped for some pre-yuletide festivities - No word on the presence of nog but we’ll keep you posted! 

On December 13th, MxM is gonna be hitting one of our favorite Michigan venues - And one that we’ve never played at that! - PJ’s Lager House! And to top it off, we’re playing it with one of our fave acts, The Hand In The Ocean

One - or maybe even TWO! - more acts are going to be added to the bill so keep an eye out for that because this bill it already killer and it can only go uphill from here! 

This is a show that we here at MxM Manor are particular pumped for, folks. Not only does it feel like ages since we’ve left the A2 area but it’s our first time playing as a rock duo in the dirty D, our first time at PJ’s, but this is going to be the start of a three date mini-tour for us that’s gonna find us honing our new songs like nobody’s business!

Tix for PJ’s will run ya’ a mere $5 at the door - And don’t forget to RSVP to the facebook event to let us know to expect you! 

The next day, we’re TBA-ing it before heading back to Ypsilanti for Dragon Wagon's Wagon Wreck Music Festival at Ann Arbor’s LIVE for what is turning out to be fiddle seductress extraordinaire Diana Ladio’s last show with the bluegrass six piece. You can still pre-order your tickets for another two days on Dragon Wagon’s Kickstarter here

Best of all? Looks like we just might have some new swag in time for these December shows of ours including the coolest stickers of all time and maybe - Just maybe! - even that cd single if we’re lucky! 

Sounds like the makings of an exciting three day stint on the great highways of Michigan if you ask me! 

Winter ain’t never looked so good.

(Source: matchbymatch.com)

Yeah, it’s been a bit.  A lot can happen in 5 months.Unfortunately, we’ve had to delay our timeline a bit.  We were so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that our Indiegogo project received, that our plans got a little ahead of us.  Our bad.But the MxM crew’s been EXTRA hard at work prepping for the release of Vivat Veritas!Since the rise of Match by Match Manor (aka the house we call our castle in Ypsilanti), we’ve been:
Finishing the album artwork! 
Expanding the key kit!  (And decorating it…)
Adding ALL NEW original songs to our live set!
Covering THIS. (Stepdad, you guys are our heroes.)
Revamping our internets! Check out www.matchbymatch.com, our facebook page, and twitter feed!
Prepping for the release of the first singles off Vivat Veritas, mixed and mastered by Justin Perkins of Mystery Room Recording.  Doesn’t ring a bell?  Maybe you’ve heard of THESE plucky CMJ darlings…

…. yeah.  Awesome.  Now, we’re not saying it’ll sound like that, but we’d be pretty pumped if it did.
Stay tuned!  All that and more is coming, including live videos, Halloween treats, a certain movie themed SING-ALONG SHOW that’s been YEARS in the making!  We deeply appreciate your unending support and patience, and we’re working really hard to deliver our absolute best.  You deserve nothing less.Love and Frosty Floats (with root beer, anything else is blasphemy),Gray & Melissa
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Yeah, it’s been a bit.  A lot can happen in 5 months.

Unfortunately, we’ve had to delay our timeline a bit.  We were so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that our Indiegogo project received, that our plans got a little ahead of us.  Our bad.

But the MxM crew’s been EXTRA hard at work prepping for the release of Vivat Veritas!

Since the rise of Match by Match Manor (aka the house we call our castle in Ypsilanti), we’ve been:

    • Finishing the album artwork! 
    • Expanding the key kit!  (And decorating it…)
    • Adding ALL NEW original songs to our live set!
    • Covering THIS. (Stepdad, you guys are our heroes.)
    • Revamping our internets! Check out www.matchbymatch.com, our facebook page, and twitter feed!
    • Prepping for the release of the first singles off Vivat Veritas, mixed and mastered by Justin Perkins of Mystery Room Recording.  Doesn’t ring a bell?  Maybe you’ve heard of THESE plucky CMJ darlings…

  • …. yeah.  Awesome.  Now, we’re not saying it’ll sound like that, but we’d be pretty pumped if it did.


Stay tuned!  

All that and more is coming, including live videos, Halloween treats, a certain movie themed SING-ALONG SHOW that’s been YEARS in the making!  

We deeply appreciate your unending support and patience, and we’re working really hard to deliver our absolute best.  You deserve nothing less.

Love and Frosty Floats (with root beer, anything else is blasphemy),

Gray & Melissa

Did Someone Say Something About A Big Announcement?

Well, it seems like that big announcement was supposed to happen yesterday according to facebook. Oh well! A little procrastination never hurt anyone!

The team over at MxM manor has been busy as all get out this summer. We’ve recorded a new EP and have been prepping tons of new content coming your way - Webisodes! Blogs! Merch! Tour dates! And of course, new music! 

At the end of the month, we’ll be hitting the road for a brief Midwestern tour, culminating with our "Kings Of The New Sincerity" single release show at Ann Arbor’s Blind Pig with The Ragbirds and The Appleseed Collective! Get your tickets now for what’s bound to be one of the best local bills in the mitten this year.

See MxM In A City Near You!

September 20th - Chicago, Illinois

Quencher’s

With Timetables, TBA - 21+

September 21st - Bloomington, Indiana

Bear’s Place

21+

September 22nd - Indianapolis, Indiana

TBA

September 29th - Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Blind Pig

"Kings Of The New Sincerity" Single Release Party

With The Ragbirds and The Appleseed Collective

Oh, and if you like that fancy new MxM logo, keep an eye on our merch table. The Match by Match insignia will soon be gracing everything from buttons to stickers to posters!

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