Matthew Sweet Returns From Six Year Hiatus With ‘Tomorrow Forever’

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Matthew Sweet returns after a six-year hiatus to release his new album, Tomorrow Forever. The expansive 17-song work, available in CD, double 180-gram-vinyl LP and digital configurations, will be released on June 16 via Sweet’s own newly launched Honeycomb Hideout label through Sony’s RED Distribution. The album is an introspective collection inspired by Matthew’s move to his native Omaha and the tragic loss of his mother. From that loss, Matthew overcame writer’s block with a burst of creative spirit, recording 38 songs in his newly built full production home studio.

The LP is the sound fans have come to expect while still pushing these familiar elements into previously unexplored territory, reflecting the profound changes in his life over the past six years.  Essentially, the album contemplates the question: Does what is real extend beyond what the consciousness can readily grasp?

Though Matthew plays and sings on every track, he’s joined by a talented group of guest artists including guitarists Jason Victor (Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Dream Syndicate), Val McCallum (Jackson Browne), John Moremen (The Orange Peels) and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks). His longtime rhythm section of Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush) and Ric Menck (Chastain’s partner in Velvet Crush) are joined by the Bangles’ Debbi Peterson and there’s a keyboard cameo from The Zombies’ Rod Argent.

“I just wrote songs, and then it became clear what they might be about,” says Sweet. “I was dealing with moving for the first time in 20 years, and with the loss of my mom, just the shock of it all.”

When an uncommonly gifted artist trusts and follows the lead of his intuition, the results can be magical. In terms of its musical density, thematic depth, emotional immediacy and sheer scale,Tomorrow Forever could be described as Matthew Sweet’s All Things Must Pass. That wasn’t the plan — there was no plan. The music just turned out that way.

“Right after we moved here,” says Matthew, “I made this video for Kickstarter, and in it, if anything, I was promising myself that I was going to make a really heartfelt record.”

 

TOMORROW FOREVER”

Track Listing

 

1 TRICK

2 ENTANGLED

3 PRETTY PLEASE

4 YOU KNEW ME

5 CIRCLE

6 HAUNTED

7 COUNTRY GIRL

8 OFF THE FARM

9 NOBODY KNOWS

10 THE SEARCHER

11 MUSIC FOR LOVE

12 BITTERSWEET

13 COME CORRECT

14 FINALLY

15 CAROL

16 HELLO

17 END IS NEAR

 


MATTHEW SWEET ON TOUR

 

MO 5/15 City Vineyard – New York, NY – City Vineyard –

TU 5/16 City Vineyard – New York, NY – City Vineyard –

SA 7/08  Omaha NE – The Waiting Room

SU 7/09  Omaha NE – The Waiting Room

TU 7/11  Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club

WE 7/12  Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

TH 7/13  Chicago, IL – City Winery

FR 7/14  Chicago, IL – City Winery

SA 7/15  Springfield, IL – Bedrock 66 Music Fest

SU 7/16  St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room

TU 7/18  Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

TH 7/20  Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater

FR 7/21  Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live

SA 7/22  Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live

SU 7/23  Houston TX – Heights Theatre

TU 7/25  Jackson MS – Duling Hall

WE 7/26  Atlanta, GA – City Winery

TH 7/27  Atlanta, GA – City Winery

FR 7/28  Nashville, TN – City Winery

SA 7/29  Louisville KY – Headliners

TH 9/07  Alexandria, VA – Birchmere

FR 9/08  Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage

WE 9/13  Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall

TH 9/14  Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall

FR 9/15  Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain

SA 9/16  Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

SU 9/17  Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall

MO 9/19  Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts

WE 9/20  Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki

TH 9/21  Wilmington, DE – The Queen

FR 9/22  Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall

SA 9/23  Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street

SU 9/24  South Orange, NJ – SOPAC

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