One thing about the DIY strategy is that you can pretty much march to your own drummer and on your own schedule. After pair of excellent EP's in 2010 (To The North and Kingdom of Your Own), Matthew Hegarty, namesake of London's Matthew and The Atlas didn't drop anything else but he did pretty much drop off the radar until debuting a fine new track a few months back, "Everything That Dies," along with word that details of a proper full-length will be arriving early in the new year. He also premiered a fine new song yesterday with "Out of the Darkness," another piece of dramatic folk/pop unconstrained by any notion of stripped-down acoustic barriers: the stage has definitely been reset from the buskery pub stomp-a-longs of his earlier works to decidedly more theatrical alt-pop environs. The distinctive rasp of a voice still plays like a beautiful vintage instrument, lending some natural "everyman" gravity to the instrumental grandeur. Click through below to stream "Everything That Dies."
Matthew & The Atlas - "Out Of The Darkness"
Matthew & The Atlas - "Everything That Dies"