Matt Nathanson Last Of The Great Pretenders on Deluxe 180g Colored LP + Download
Last Of The Great Pretenders is the ninth studio recording from American singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson. Produced by Nathanson with Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing.
Matt describes lead single “Mission Bells” as “a love story via a street fight,” against a San Francisco backdrop; the picturesque city by the Bay serves as the locale for several songs on the new album. Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill The Lights,” “Kinks Shirt,” and “Sunday New York Times” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.
Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in several television appearances.
Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Matt Nathanson Last Of The Great Pretenders Track Listing:
1. Earthquake Weather
2. Mission Bells
3. Last Days of Summer in San Francisco
4. Kinks Shirt
5. Sky High Honey
6. Annie’s Always Waiting (For The Next One To Leave)
7. Kill The Lights
8. Heart Starts
9. Birthday Girl
10. Sunday New York Times
11. Farewell, December