Something Surreal (Deluxe)
Matt Woods' band is built on the sonic landscapes of Graham Colton, Counting Crows, and Match Box 20, adding a distinct sense of accessible pop songcraft. The group was the initially the brainchild of the multi-talented front man himself and producer Chris Sevier (Eliot Morris, The Rewinds, The Livin' Legend, Chance). Woods' soul-infused collection of modern classics amply demonstrates the band's remarkably expressive range and power. From the potent and powerful pop of 'Misconception' to the turbulent 'Lyndal' and 'Won't Forget,' each of the album's thirteen tracks is a showcase for the dynamic, melodic "Woods" sound, as well as the singular mark of intimate yet universal songwriting. This band has grown into a creative musical machine firing on all cylinders, with new music videos in the works, a radio promotion campaign underway directed by Tinderbox Music, and a reputable publicist in place. Woods' rich vocals have ripened in both strength and maturity after enduring rigorous touring, as have James Harrison's heartfelt harmonies and chiming twin guitar arrangements. Binding these elements together is the inventive, propulsive rhythm section of bassist Rick Rodriguez and drummer Trevor Silva. With parts of the south plainly captivated by the band's sweeping sound, the next step will be to bring their music to the rest of the nation. Woods' message is universal,' says drummer and band leader Trever Silva of the band's ever growing popularity. 'What he's saying appeals to so many people.' The grassroots word of mouth buzz continues to grow as the Severe Records marketing street team and dedicated fans everywhere embrace this inevitable artistic star. Download his music at apple itunes.