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MP3 Matthew Shadley Band - Summer Stone

"Some of the sweetest flow and rhythm since Traffic."

11 MP3 Songs in this album (46:33) !
Related styles: Rock: American Trad Rock, Rock: Garage Rock, Featuring Guitar

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Though known primarily as an alt-country band, the Matthew Shadley Band prefers to not be confined within a single genre. Mixing the introspection of a singer/songwriter with the self-assured spontaneity of garage rockers, the band moves stylistically in pursuit of an ever-changing muse. Summer Stone, released in December 2008, typifies the myriad styles of Matthew Shadley Brauer and his band mates.

Utilizing a wider variety of instruments than on previous recordings, including a brass section in “Shadows” and “Bittersweet Sometimes,” the songs of Summer Stone still retain the garage atmosphere for which the band is known. “Savage” and “Little Mrs. Lonely” carry on the alternative country style established earlier in the band’s career.

With occasional forays into the jam band/stoner rock genres showcased in “Gypsy Dream,” “Summer Stone,” and the traditional “I Know You Rider,” the band demonstrates a newfound prowess in the recording studio with layered sound effects and multiple vocal harmonies. Other songs, most notably "Generations" and "Welcome to Niagara," retain some of the Chiltonesque power-pop that characterized Brauer''s trademark sound from Urban Assault in the 1990''s. The band returns to Brauer’s singer/songwriter muse in “Santa Ana Wind.”

With it''s Stones-inspired guitar riffs and resonating vocal harmonies, Summer Stone represents a refreshingly broad new direction for the Matthew Shadley Band.

January 2009 - Indie-Music Review


"These guys remind me of the Wallflowers and have that sort ot straight-up-rock-on-the-verge-of-being-country sound." Jason Jump - https://www.tradebit.com

"A little Black Crowes swagger and some of the sweetest flow and rhythm since Traffic." https://www.tradebit.com

"...straight from the heart." CinWeekly

"Conceived as a side project from ethereal Prog rockers Staring at the Sea, guitarist Matthew Shadley (Brauer) started his own band in 2003 to explore a rootsier acoustic sound. Within a year, the quintet had secured a line-up, switched to an electric presentation...making an immediate impact on the local scene." Brian Baker - CityBeat Magazine

"Cincinnati''s live show specialists..."
Jan Perry - Cincinnati Post

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