A hodge-podge of studio outtakes and demo tracks recorded throughout the creative process of my first album, 'There's No Place Like Nowhere'. Tracks 7 & 15 recorded and mastered by Alex Busi at The SPACE studios in Huntington, N.Y. between August and October 2015. The rest originally featured material primarily recorded, mastered, between GarageBand on my laptop and various voice memo recordings from my iPod. (And this all was given a badly needed facelift with some better softwares and such on April 30th, 2020.)
Vocals on "Psycho Killer" arranged by Liz Wagner Biro.
All songs written by Matthew DeMello except "Psycho Killer" by David Byrne, "Wolf Like Me / Timber" written by Gerard Anthony Smith, David Sitek, Jaleel Bunton, Babatunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone, Kesha Sebert, Armando C. Perez, Lukasz Gottwald, Aaron Davis Arnold, Priscilla Hamilton, Jamie Sanderson, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Henry Walter, Pebe Sebert, Lee Oskar... and like too many people to count (fuckin' Jesus, Ke$ha). Also, "Backstreets" written by Bruce Springsteen, "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison, "God Only Knows" by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher, and "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon.
None of the cover songs are for sale and are available for free to avoid copyright issues. In paying for this album, you are paying for my original songs only and the rest are a gift :-*. I'm sure this is legally binding before fuckin' Paul Simon comes after me or some shit. Anyway, enjoy!
released October 15, 2015
"Psycho Killer" personel:
Guitar, organ, vox - Matt DeMello
Drums - Roo O'Donnell
Bass - David Jane
"Wolf Like Me"/"Timber" personel:
Piano, guitar, vox - Matt DeMello
Bass - Joe Naeem (also performs on Track 15)
Drums - Joe Mrnarevic
Lead guitar - Zach Schepis
"Through You, I Think I Understand" - Demo personel:
Bass - Joe Naeem
Album cover design by Matthew DeMello, photo by Lauraberth Lima.
A peerless LP documenting one melancholic cross-country soul searching adventure filtered through grungy shoegaze and spacey folk of the highest orders. Vonnegut references compliments of the house. Matt DeMello
supported by 30 fans who also own “Jennifer's Appendix, Vol. 1: 'To the Person I'll Always Be' (...Revisited)”
Proof there's more to Providence than Johnson & Wales and gay bathhouses. "Knockout" is a peppy little boogie sounding like a Raw Power outtake needing an Iggy mix. "Glass Houses" is a drunk VU campfire jam with obligatory heroin reference.
When I first heard Matt Demello, I assumed he was native NYC. Clearly, he had the ambition and sound down early on.
But once again: lyrics? And I give permission as a gay man to remove the asterisks from "faggot". This is Bandcamp, not Assle Music. Sophisticated Schizophrenic Records & Publishing