Best Days

Best Days

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by Matt White
     
 

On his much visited MySpace page, New York-based acoustic-electric singer/songwriter Matt White urges fans to "listen with the top down," and there's no question that his bright, jangly songs -- which range from the sweet, rolling Jack Johnson-vibed pop of the title track and "Love" to punchy, super-infectious light rockers like "Moment…  See more details below

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On his much visited MySpace page, New York-based acoustic-electric singer/songwriter Matt White urges fans to "listen with the top down," and there's no question that his bright, jangly songs -- which range from the sweet, rolling Jack Johnson-vibed pop of the title track and "Love" to punchy, super-infectious light rockers like "Moment of Weakness" -- truly live up to the images of breezes through your hair and sunlight on the water (for those on the West Coast anyway). White, whose mix of falsetto-tinged vocals with the kinds of edgier expressions he displays on "New York Girls" is impossible to resist, is truly a product of the 2000s, when indie rock driven by MySpace plays is king. The story goes that a fan sent an MP3 of White's hard-driving rocker "Miracles" to an A&R rep at Geffen Records. Over 50,000 MySpace fans helped seal the deal, and mega producers Ron Fair (president of Geffen) and Thom Panunzio (head of A&R) helmed this sparkling debut with two other famed producers, Jack Joseph Puig and Paul Umbach. With this kind of legendary company, White just can't lose. His looks and charisma make him easy to cross-market, with appearances on hit shows like One Tree Hill, Laguna Beach, and Men in Trees, but his upbeat music speaks for itself as a positive expression of wistful romance in a world where it would be easier to be pessimistic. You could be listening to White while having the worst day imaginable, and this forward-thinking artist could charm you into believing it's possible to find "Just What I'm Looking For" -- and more importantly, the innocent joy of a soulful "Paradise." When he sings "I want you to come with me" on that anthemic closing track, we're only too happy to oblige.

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Rolling Stone - Alan Light
...he shows that he's capable of standing out from the increasingly crowded pack of twenty-first-century Funky White Boys.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602517238848
catalogNumber:
000852202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Matt White   Primary Artist
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano
Kevin Bents   Organ,Bass,Wurlitzer
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Daniel Chase   Percussion,Keyboards
Ron Fair   Conductor
John Goux   Guitar
Abraham Laboriel   Drums
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Nick DiMichino   Bass
Joey Waronker   Drums
Chad Fischer   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Adrian Young   Drums
Tal Herzberg   Bass
Paul Umbach   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Loops,fender rhodes
Paul Ill   Bass

Technical Credits

Daniel Chase   Programming
Ron Fair   Producer,Executive Producer,String Arrangements
Jamie Muhoberac   Programming
Thom Panunzio   Producer,Engineer
Jack Joseph Puig   Producer,Executive Producer
Chad Fischer   Composer,Engineer
Daniel Wise   Engineer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
German Villacorta   Engineer
Tal Herzberg   Producer
Paul Umbach   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Scooter Weintraub   Executive Producer
Matt White   Composer

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