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