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february

by the matthew show

Literate song cycle meets documentary, with more than a little sardonic wit added for seasoning.
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1. Invocation
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2. Half the Man
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3. Unemployed and Unemployable
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4. Innocence
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5. The Best of All Possible Worlds
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6. The Impotent Rage
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7. Fifteen Hundred Bucks
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8. King of the Bastards
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9. August
The Matthew Show
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10. February
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11. Anyway
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12. The Last Words of Sigmund Freud
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13. At Eighteen
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14. The World of One Percenters
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15. Dignity
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16. The Skyline Hotel
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17. Benediction
The Matthew Show
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
\'February\' is the sophomore release from Texas-based art-pop collective the matthew show.

Sardonic yet compassionate, this tuneful, idiosyncratic work lands at the intersection of documentary and classic pop. Songwriter and producer Matthew Broyles, moved by the uncertain state of his and his friends\' lives, examines hope, regret, and fickle truth, leading lively interviews in pursuit of George Orwell\'s \"power of facing unpleasant facts.\"

What emerges is a deft portrait of five adults on the cusp of middle age, each asking, \"Is this all there is?\" In reply, Broyles explores and exposes their lives in a patchwork of word and song. Calling on the support of a stellar cast, he cajoles and enlightens, crafting a vivid and jarringly universal portrayal of contemporary life.

Mastered by Arthur Winer at Canaveral Skies, \'february\' joins a Wampus Multimedia roster that includes new and imminent releases from tvfordogs, The Crowd Scene, Venus Flytrap, Kowtow Popof, and Arms of Kismet, as well as \'Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon,\' to which the matthew show contributed a version of Zevon\'s \"Mohammed\'s Radio.\"

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Peter Greenstone

The Human Experience Rocks!
"February" is brilliant, more than just a collection of great songs but a sort of train of thought and emotion that I know I can certainly relate to at this stage of my life. The songs are so well written, from concept to turns of phrase, and arranged and performed with such craftsmanship and feeling that it pulls you in and plays right through your own heart. Matthew's dark humor, as always, comes through and mingles with the beauty and the sadness in a way that keeps it so enjoyable from beginning to end. I love the use of the interview clips between the tracks. This album really is a wonderful combination of thoughtful introspection and entertainment. It reminds me in the best way a little of "Bookends" by Simon and Garfunkel. Buy "February"!!! This is a great album!
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bunitingi

Songs + Strange People = Greatness
This is one of those albums that works on multiple levels. On one hand, there\'s some killer songs (king of the bastards is AWEsome, as is innocence, impotent rage & skyline hotel) and you can drive down the road blaring these and having a great day.

On the other, seriously, the spoken bits are worth the price of the album alone. They\'re interesting, funny, and i could make a remix of the album with just those.

But put together, a greater work emerges, and with multiple listens i started to perceive just how much depth this album has, how much care went into what songs and spoken bits went where and the emotional trip it takes you on.

This is not bubblegum stuff. The songs are clever and concise, the spoken bits cool, touching and funny, but altogether this is like some kind of tom waits meets cake work with pink floyd-like album planning.

Yeah, tom waits meets cake with pink-floyd album planning. If that sound like your thing, not only should you totally get this album, but we should have a beer sometime.
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Paisley Beebe

I love it!!
This Album leaves me breathless it makes you cry makes you dance and is an incredible piece of work in everyway! I can\'t name one favorite song I love them all...all 17 songs. And the narrative is just so wonderull and moving. Buy this Album! its incredible....
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