Matt Ray | Songs for the Anonymous

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bob Dylan Paul Simon The Shins

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Political Pop: Folky Pop Moods: Type: Political
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Songs for the Anonymous

by Matt Ray

A story of a people moving from complacency to revolution. A stunning and cinematic collection of songs.
Genre: Folk: Political
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. We Rise
3:57 $0.99
2. Modern Tragedy
2:39 $0.99
3. Kings for a Day
3:14 $0.99
4. We're All Innocent
3:27 $0.99
5. Song for the Anonymous #1
4:50 $0.99
6. Song for the Anonymous #2
3:40 $0.99
7. Sequences (Codes)
3:14 $0.99
8. After the Flood
4:14 $0.99
9. Song for the Anonymous #3 (Black Flags)
4:37 $0.99
10. High Noon
4:10 $0.99
11. Wake Up, New York!
3:40 $0.99
12. Song for the Anonymous #4
3:14 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
A community makes no effort to escape it's own demise -- wallowing in self-pity, complacency, and consumerism, whilst worshipping the false idols of reality TV and the rich and powerful. Something begins to change. Voices of the anonymous begin to rise up and question the entire structure of their supposedly free society. This is their story, these are their songs.

Some notes on the making of this album:
These songs were written during the years 2004 through 2009. What was intended to be demos for a film idea have turned into a full-length album. The tracks were recorded from 2004-2011 in three different apartments, two drum rehearsal studios, and two professional studios.

A few words about audio:
Given the wide variety of locations where tracks were recorded, there will be some variation in sound and atmosphere from song to song. In addition, the tracks on this album are mastered for less overall loudness than is typical for albums these days in order to preserve a more live and three-dimensional feel to the music. Please enjoy.

Musician credits:
Jason Pharr -- drums on 1, 2, 8, 9, 11 percussion on 1, 7
David Berger -- drums on 3, 5 background vocals on 11
Aaron Thurston -- drums on 4, 7
Pete Smith -- electric guitar on 2, 3, 4, 5 acousic guitar on 4, 5, 6 background vocals on 4
Lee Nadel -- electric bass on 3, 5
Dan Fabricatore -- electric bass on 4
Adam Crystal-- violin on 8
Yair Evnine -- cello on 8
Shelley Rosenberg -- background vocals on 2, 5, 7, 9
Matt Furstoss -- background vocals on 7
Karlie Bruce -- background vocals on 8, 11
Paul Brill -- background vocals on 8, 9
Carolyn Leonhart -- background vocals on 5, 7, 9
Jamie Leonhart -- background vocals on 5, 7, 9
Heather Christian -- background vocals on 5, 7, 9
Queen Esther -- background vocals on 11
Sachal Vasandani -- background vocals on 6

all other instruments and vocals by Matt Ray

Album credits:
Producer -- Matt Ray
Recorded by Matt Ray at various locations in New York City. Additional tracks recorded by Craig Dreyer at Mighty Toad studios, and Robert Smith at A Bloody Good Record.
Mixed by Matt Ray except #4 mixed by Nancy Hess
Mastered by Matt Ray
Artwork and design by Geno Valle
all songs written by Matt Ray (Matt Ray Music/BMI)
©2012 Matt Ray. All Rights Reserved.



to write a review