“It’s music that feeds us and sustains us…”—Daytrotter
“Matthew Hegarty’s weathered voice has drawn comparisons to Ray LaMontagne and Nick Drake…stuck in our stereo for weeks.”—American Songwriter
“The new hope”—London Evening Standard
“Counting Paths,” the latest track off Other Rivers, the new album from critically acclaimed U.K. artist Matthew and the Atlas, is streaming now at Baeble Music: http://bit.ly/1mPHojj and “To the North” recently premiered at Paste: http://bit.ly/1gJC7au. The remaining songs on the record will be unveiled each week leading up to release.
Other Rivers, due April 15 on Communion Records, is the first full-length record from Matthew and the Atlas who The Independentdescribes as “absolutely spellbinding.”
The first single from the album, “Pale Sun Rose” is available as a limited edition rose colored 7” vinyl which can be pre-ordered atwww.matthewandtheatlas.com. The video, featuring British actor Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), premiered earlier this year atNowness: http://youtu.be/woxJj7ONWWY.
Other Rivers was produced by Story Books’ Kristofer Harris and Bear’s Den/Communion’s own Kevin Jones. A number of guests from the extended Communion family make appearances on Other Rivers including the production pair on multiple instruments, as well as the vocals of Australian Matt Corby on “Another Way.”
Matthew Hegarty is the creative force behind Matthew and the Atlas. After two Communion Records released EPs (2011) and a subsequent year of touring in Europe and the U.S., Hegarty retreated home to mull over the songs developing in his head. In the summer of 2013, Hegarty went into the studio to hone the direction of his sound—the result rediscovers his unique voice, albeit this time within a more percussive, non-acoustic soundscape.
Matthew and the Atlas is currently touring throughout the U.K. Stateside tour dates to be announced soon.
OTHER RIVERS TRACK LISTING
1. Into Gold
2. Pale Sun Rose
3. To The North
4. Out Of The Darkness
5. Counting Paths
6. Everything That Dies
7. Nowhere Now
8. A Memory of You
9. Old Ceremony
10. Another Way