RICHMOND, Va. -- Friday Cheers with Matthew E. White, Benét, and The Last Real Circus has been postponed because of the threat of severe storms. "We are working to reschedule the local bands to play later in the summer and will keep you informed as to the new date," Venture Richmond Marketing and Communications Manager Erika Gay wrote.
“Anything that knocks ya out, hits you harder than you planned,” sings Matthew E. White on “Genuine Hesitation,” which opens K Bay, the third solo album from the Spacebomb founder. And it’s a knockout of a record, to be sure. A spirited producer and collaborator known for his efforts with Natalie Prass, Mountain Goats, Flo Morrissey, Sharon Van Etten and many more, the album finds him situating his traditional song craft in a future funk and avant-pop setting. On today’s episode of Aquarium Drunkard’s Transmissions podcast, he joins host Jason P. Woodbury to discuss the album, as well as his duo recording with former guest Lonnie Holley, Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection, which serves as a mutated musical twin to K Bay. Along the way, he touches on his communal approach, Miles Davis, his youth in the Philippines, and the transcendent qualities of The Flamingo’s “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
Friday Cheers returns to normal for 2022 concert season featuring Matthew E. White, Japanese Breakfast & more
Friday Cheers will return to normal this year on Brown’s Island starting May 6. We’re talking single tickets for $10, national and local buzzworthy bands and a relaxed mix-and-mingle atmosphere. The series kicks off May 6 with Japanese Breakfast, an experimental pop band fronted by Korean-American musician and...
Matthew E. White co-founded Spacebomb Group, a music company based out of Richmond, Va., where he's given himself the chance to produce albums for artists like Natalie Prass. But White also makes music of his own. On his latest album, K Bay, the singer-songwriter made music in a variety of studios and used a variety of sonic tricks.
It has been a busy, introspective six years since the last solo offering from the prolific Matthew E. White. While operating the Richmond, VA based Spacebomb Studio that he founded (with production duties including Bedouine and Natalie Prass), earlier this year saw the release of an innovative collaborative album with Lonnie Holley. With the community-oriented studio modeled after the ethos of recording institutions like Stax and Motown, brand new solo record K Bay (out now via Domino) is the literal namesake of White’s physical, newly crafted home studio space.
Seasonal multi-disciplinary concert series Outline has announced its Fall 2021 event which happens on November 20 at Knockdown Center in Queens. This edition takes place in the venue's main hall and is headlined by Julia Holter, who has been mostly quiet since 2018's Aviary (and her ambient soundtrack to 2020 film Never Rarely Sometimes Always). The event will also feature the first performance from Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley since they released their collaborative album, Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection, early this year.
Some music makes you feel like you are on a merry-go-round. It gently takes you in circles as you wave to your friends and family and try to catch the brass ring. Other songs let you see the world from the top of a Ferris wheel. You are safely ensconced behind the safety bar while looking down at the view. These rides may be fun but are safe as houses. Matthew E. White’s latest release, K Bay, puts you on a sonic roller coaster ride of ups and downs and dangerous curves. It’s a series of constant thrills. Something is disorienting about the whole experience. You keep thinking you will crash or fall, but somehow you arrive back at the beginning unscathed.
Being an accredited member of the so-called indie underground hasn’t prevented Matthew E. White from accruing the critical kudos he so decidedly deserves. While his solo releases have been limited — K Bay is only his third individual offering and his first in six years — his collaborations have elevated him to a relatively prominent plateau, positioning that brings a reliable reputation.
“Songs start from dust and end somewhere else,” Matthew E. White tells American Songwriter. “I chase songs and, sometimes, I find one. I wrote these ones for myself. I want a listener to listen for themselves and take away whatever they need.”. For the Virginia-based singer-songwriter, coming to a place...
Spacebomb Records founder Matthew E. White today released the new single “Nested” and an accompanying music video. “Nested” appears on K Bay, a solo album due out through Domino Records on September 10. White previously previewed his first solo album in six years with “Genuine Hesitation” and “Electric.” While K...
Richmond singer-songwriter, producer, and Spacebomb founder Matthew E. White has already released one record this year, a full-length collaboration with Alabama outsider artist Lonnie Holley. And now White is gearing up for a second, K Bay, his first proper solo album in six years. We’ve already heard two songs from it, “Genuine Hesitation” and “Electric,” and today, he’s sharing a third.