I made some new music. Here's what you need to know:
It's my first full length record.
It's due out for full streaming (Spotify, Rdio etc.) & download Tuesday, September 30
You can check it out now, while you read Click the album art -->
If you make films or videos, I want you to use it.
Pre-Orders Paid For Streams: Thanks!
A few of you have already pre-ordered for which I am grateful. I'm grateful both for the encouragement and for the money which I've already deposited in my bank account so I can pay to publish the album to the major streaming sites. From there it's that much easier for people who like this kind of music to find it and for you guys who already dig it to throw it into playlists alongside Tycho, Boards of Canada and Nils Frahm so your discerning friends will hear.
"I Like Your Music Matt. How Can I Help Share it?"
Wow. Thanks for asking. In all seriousness, all of you have taken the time to buy or download my music in the past. I hope you will give this record a spin, but more importantly, I hope you will take a moment and think about the people in your life who
make films or videos
like electronic music
rap or produce beats
Now forward this email to them. Or paste a link to mattlumpkin.bandcamp.com into a tweet or facebook post and tag them in it.
Make Films or Videos? I Want you to Listen & Share
If you find something you like on this record or my back catalog that you think would work for a project you or your friends are working on, know this: I would rather you use it than not use it. If you have a budget for music, I'm very easy to work with on licensing. But if you don't, reach out. I love when my work helps people tell stories. Just let me know. I love to see what stories people are telling with my work.
Some Things You do for Love
I know everyone who makes art is doing this dance between what we feel compelled or driven to do, and what we have to do to keep doing it. I have no judgement for how anyone else threads that needle. But on the spectrum of money vs. love, this is for love love love.
And with that I leave you with this chunk of sage wisdom from John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats:
King Saul fell on his sword when it all went wrong
And Joseph's brothers sold him down the river for a song
And Sonny Liston rubbed some Tiger Balm into his glove
Some things you do for money and some you do for love love love