MATT NATHANSON & GAVIN DEGRAW SUMMER TOUR
w /ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS^
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7/21 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival^ (Tickets)
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion^ (Tickets)
7/24 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center^ (Tickets)
7/25 - Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook^ (Tickets)
7/26 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom^ (w/ Andrew McMahon only) (Tickets)
7/27 - Portsmouth, VA @ Ntelos Pavilion^ (Tickets)
7/29 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues^ (Tickets)
7/30 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live^ (Tickets)
7/31 - St. Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheater^ (Tickets)
8/1 - Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Botanical Garden^ (Tickets)
8/2 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues^ (w/ Andrew McMahon only) (Tickets)
8/4 - Charlotte, NC @ The Uptown Amphitheater at the Music Factory^ (Tickets)
8/5 - Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater^ (Tickets)
8/6 - Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours^ (Tickets)
8/10 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts^ (Tickets)
8/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion^ (Tickets)
8/13 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage^ (Tickets)
8/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts^ (Tickets)
8/16 - Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre^ (Tickets)
8/17 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom^ (Tickets)
8/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall^ (w/ Andrew McMahon only) (Tickets)
8/21 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues^ (w/ Andrew McMahon only) (Tickets)
8/22 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall^ (Tickets)
(w/ Andrew McMahon only)
8/23 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^ (Tickets)
8/24 - Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent^ (Tickets)
8/25 - Pomona, NY @ Provident Bank Park^ (Tickets)

July 16th, 2013 at 11:58 AM

all the records i love, all the great records in the world are FULL of holes. big, imperfect, glorious holes.
and the songs on them didn’t come from fear.
or self-consciousness.
they came from the mess.
queen’s ‘under pressure’, dylan’s ‘visions of johanna’,
‘with or without you’, the first 6 van halen records…
they came from human beings being swept away
in the NOT knowing.
no judgements
no control.
i’m not saying they weren’t revised or tweaked.
i’m saying… it wasn’t pre-meditated.
the greatness just showed up.
and greatness can only show up when an artist
is being truthful. wide open. un-self-conscious.
(and even then, obviously, that’s no guarantee.
there are a whole lot of NOT great, honest records
in the world.. but i digress)

i’m super proud of my new record.
it embarrasses me too.
i made choices to leave stuff in the songs that i
used to edit out. specifics in the lyrics that made
me feel vulnerable. ‘cause you can’t pull punches.
music deserves more than that.
it deserves honesty, at all costs.
it deserves our uninhibited, weird selves.

i’m not implying that i’ve made ‘the joshua tree’ here..
or some completely transcendent masterpiece of
one-ness with the universe. i’m just saying that with
every record, i get a better handle on how to be me.
i get better at clearing out my judgements and boiling
stuff down to the essentials.

and with this record, i can really feel it working. i hear it.
these songs feel different, in a real cool way. it’s exciting…
evolution, baby! a bunch of steps forward on the slow slog
towards becoming 100% myself. cause in the end, that’s
the only real currency we have anyway.

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here’s a list of places where you can get LOTGP:

- amazon.com
- best buy (they provided a coupon.)
- iTunes (the record is available worldwide here)
- target (their version has 4 bonus tracks)
- your local independent record store! here is a list.

Notes

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    "music deserves more than that. it deserves honesty, at all costs. it deserves our uninhibited, weird selves.”
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    I have to say that this a a beautiful album. I have it on repeat right now and couldn’t be happier. This man knows how...
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    Ohhhh yes. Read the text. This is why he’s one of the few whose albums I consistently want over the years….
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    (editor’s note: target version comment should read “their” not “they’re”. i love this post anyway.)
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    Give yourself all the credit Matty, it’s so good!
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