Matt Costa

Matt Costa

by Matt Costa
     
 

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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 meansSee more details below

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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:
02/12/2013
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602537273898
catalogNumber:
001798102
Rank:
174704

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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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