Matt Stache | Not as I Do

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Not as I Do

by Matt Stache

Matt Stache returns a distinct progressive garage rock style with fuzzed out electric pianos and overdriven organ filling out chunky pop-rock songs described best as "garage prog," while exploring a self-destructive but contented resignation to loss.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. When I Come Back Home
3:23 album only
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2. The City Is Willing
3:56 album only
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3. Bias in the Wheel
4:29 album only
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4. None of What You Do
3:21 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album is dedicated very posthumously to Warren Zevon, a prolific

songwriter that I'd been peripherally aware of most of my life from the

popularity of his hit song "Werewolves of London," but only recently

became much more intimately aware of due to some suggested listening

from Grey Revell. I feel both a kinship with the extensiveness of his

catalog and his expressive angst as well as a bit of tragic hope that I

can find some amount of success musically if only by way of writing and

recording an absolute metric shit-ton of music.

This EP could easily be called "Another Year In Exile," and is indeed

the spiritually diarrheal followup to In Exile. Letting myself sink

into the confusion of both professional success and emotional

instability, I explore concepts of loss and anger coupled with

resignation not un-akin to acceptance.

An incredible special thanks goes out to my Patreon patrons Rocky C.,

Stella Bagel, and Doc Rob. Your support is absolutely invaluable beyond

words.

Professional thanks goes to Arturia and Carson McClain at Sweetwater

Sound. I'm in no way sponsored by either, but figured I should show a

little love.

As always, in no particular order, special thanks to The Feeling

Ecstatic (Jeff, Christian, Eric, Mike, D'Arthur), Caitlin Snead, Once

Great Estate and Indianhead Factory (Tracy Horenbein, Matt Burns, Chan

Leonard), Taylor Cehelnic, Nate Louis, Andrew Crosswhite, Arial Reznik,

Kaycee, Haley, Mariah, Cresent, Ciara, W. Jackson "Will" Smith, and all

of the musicians that have spent time this year sharing their time and

making me a better musician while enjoying their company.

The most liberating thing I've discovered since releasing In Exile and

working on this EP is that things sometimes don't get better. Everyone

will tell you to hang in there and cheer up, life gets better, things

are cyclical and it can't always be "this bad." The fact is, the

cyclical nature of things can simply be a spiral downward, and they can

always be as bad as they are or worse. Accepting that you are suffering

from mental illness, depression/anxiety or bad circumstances and

discussing openly your pain should not make you obligated to get better

or feel better. Admitting that can actually feel better than having any

measure of actual hope.

It's one way to be, but I don't recommend it. After all, you should

do... Not As I Do.

Personnel:
Matt Stache - keyboards, synth bass, vocals.
Andrew Crosswhite - drums

Drum tracks recorded by Andrew Crosswhite at his studio. All other instrumentation and vocals performed and recorded by Matt Stache in the

room upstairs behind the door that doesn't match the other doors.

Mastered by Rob Tavaglione at Catalyst Recording, Charlotte, NC.

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