What an eventful day! Earlier this morning, local blog/podcast, Hometown Sounds, both premiered the second single off my forthcoming EP ("Getting Over You") and featured it in that day's podcast! Here's what they had to say about me and the new track in the premiere post:
Maryjo Mattea has the charisma and the songwriting chops to rise above lesser singers and develop a substantial following. The garage-rock formula from her previous band Two Dragons And A Cheetah worked because of Maryjo’s captivating stage presence, and clearly none of the bro’s in her new outfit Maryjo Mattea & A Pile of Dudes are going to take away from that. Her solo EP Four Minute Symphonies comes out on April 28th with a release show at Songbyrd featuring Uptown Boys Choir and Party Like It’s, and Hometown Sounds is all atingle to premiere the second single from it. Unlike the first single, the catchy power-pop number “Rocket Science”, “Getting Over You” starts out as a classic torch song before ramping up the drums and slide guitar courtesy of blues rocker Jonny Grave. RSVP here to see Maryjo and her guitar summit the biggest pile of dudes in the city.
Such high praise! I'm truly flattered! The podcast was pretty fun to listen to as well. Laughs were had about the name of my band (one host didn't realize "Pile of Dudes" was the actual title of a band and not just a group of guys who play with me), and they also promoted the release show at Songbyrd on April 28th, so I was beyond ecstatic.
For the time being, Hometown Sounds is the only place to listen to the track until the official release next week. Enjoy!