Vancouver rock & rollers The Matinee announced they’ll be releasing their second full-length record in early 2017. The record will be called Dancing on Your Grave. The title and lead single talks about the passing of lead singer Matt Layzell’s grandfather who had recently passed. The song is a celebration on life well lived.
The band members have been friends and making music for many years in the Lower Mainland. This record comes after some time off from the group. Members of the band celebrated marriages, the births of children and in Matt Layzell’s case, the death of his grandfather and a breakup.
Matt says, “we were all going through big life changes. After a difficult split, I found myself disappearing on solo road trips into the wild with my dog, trying to clear my head.”
Their song focuses on the rootsy side of rock & roll and with an 80s indie jangly guitar sound. Maybe that comes from their producer Jamie Candiloro who has worked in the past with Ryan Adams and R.E.M.
Here’s some praise for the new song from my buddy Dave.
New record Dancing on Your Grave is out on February 17th, 2017 on Vancouver’s Light Organ Records.