I’m not going to beat around the bush. This album is brilliant. It has all of the pop sensibility mixed with Avant-garde jazz and a free-form sense of reckless creative abandon that almost makes Lunar Tides a guilty pleasure. I can see myself changing favorite tracks depending on what day it is and mood I’m in. The music itself almost gives the feeling of a concept piece and the harmonizing of Matthew Anderson cuts like a knife through the feather pillow of my mind. Believe me that’s a good thing. This is almost like Radiohead if they had gone in a completely different direction after OK Computer. It’s that good.

Matthew Anderson – Lunar Tide (credits)
Ricky Petraglia – drums on tracks 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9
James Quinlan – double bass on tracks 3, 7 and 8
Finnegan Shanahan – violin on tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10
Andy Clausen – trombone on tracks 1, 5, 7, 8 and 9
Matthew Anderson – vocals, guitars, bass, piano, drums, percussion, synths, loops, engineering, mixing

Drums and piano engineered by Michael Mercurio, assisted by Pete Wells at Saltlands in Brooklyn NY

Most guitars reamped by Alex Earnhardt at The Audio Kitchen in Akron, Ohio, and Spencer Martin in Canton, Ohio

Piano on track 10 recorded at Lindbergh Palace in Brooklyn NY

Additional material retained from demos from 2013-2015

Mastered by Joe Lambert

All music and lyrics by Matthew Anderson (BMI)

Cover art by Yunxiang Zhou

Layout and design by George Anderson

Photography by Ryan Segedi