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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Singer/songwriter Matt Costa's self-titled 2013 album follows up his '60s pop-inflected 2010 effort, Mobile Chateau. Where his previous album found the often Anglophile-leaning artist imbuing his melodic pop with a kind of low-key psychedelia, here Costa keeps the old-school vibe going, but colors it with a softer, often '70s AM pop radio approach. That means we get a bit of country twang, some juicy organ sounds, and lots of shiny string and horn parts throughout the album. Cuts like rambling opener "Loving You" and the sparkling "Shotgun" bring together a mix of T. Rex's glitter rock and the pre-disco-era orchestral pop of Electric Light Orchestra. Elsewhere, the ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Singer/songwriter Matt Costa's self-titled 2013 album follows up his '60s pop-inflected 2010 effort, Mobile Chateau. Where his previous album found the often Anglophile-leaning artist imbuing his melodic pop with a kind of low-key psychedelia, here Costa keeps the old-school vibe going, but colors it with a softer, often '70s AM pop radio approach. That means we get a bit of country twang, some juicy organ sounds, and lots of shiny string and horn parts throughout the album. Cuts like rambling opener "Loving You" and the sparkling "Shotgun" bring together a mix of T. Rex's glitter rock and the pre-disco-era orchestral pop of Electric Light Orchestra. Elsewhere, the late-afternoon melancholy of "Early November" and the equally as ruminative folk-inflected "Laura Lee," with their gold dust-covered vinyl aesthetic, sound like long lost Donovan songs. However, Costa is not merely a retro stylist; his songs are always personal, yet universally relatable with evocative, poetic lyrics that seem to come from a place deep in his soul. On "Shotgun" he sings "I tried to find my own way in the books that I read/Found all my favorite authors, they're dead/Sometimes in your life you're gonna walk in a room/Everyone's invited but you." But perhaps Costa sums up the album's appeal best on "Loving You," as he croons "Loving you is not hard to do/We're always gonna make it through/You've got my attention/Here's my affection for you." With Matt Costa, Costa definitely has our attention and earns our affection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2013
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537273898
  • Catalog Number: 001798102
  • Sales rank: 83,334

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Loving You (3:19)
  2. 2 Early November (2:29)
  3. 3 Eyes For You (3:11)
  4. 4 Good Times (3:52)
  5. 5 Shotgun (3:46)
  6. 6 Clipped Wings (3:50)
  7. 7 Laura Lee (2:18)
  8. 8 Silver Sea (2:52)
  9. 9 Ophelia (3:57)
  10. 10 Golden Cathedrals (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matt Costa Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Bongos, Celeste, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Jaw Harp, Hammond B3
Joachim Cooder Percussion
Greg Lawson Violin
Danny Garcia Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Chris Geddes Celeste, Hammond B3
Lise Aferiat Violin
Stevie Jackson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Ryan Quigley Trumpet
Paul Towndrow Flute, Saxophone
Jane Atkins Viola
Dave McGowan Piano, Pedal Steel Guitar, Double Bass
Casey Costa Background Vocals
Corey Gash Drums
Michael Owers Trombone
Tony Moffatt Violin
Stu Kidd Drums, Background Vocals
Bob Kildae Bass
Angus Lyons Accordion
Ali Lawrence Cello
Technical Credits
Robert Carranza Engineer, Mastering
Tony Doogan Producer, Engineer
Chris Fenn Management
Matt Costa Composer, Producer
Jacob Escobedo Layout
Paul Franklin Booking
Mitch Okmin Booking
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