Vern Matz releases ‘Tokyo Sounds’ single

Vern Matz released the 'Tokyo Sounds', the first single of an album of lofi demos. Expect three singles in the coming weeks, and the album to drop on December 20.
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Vern Matz is releasing an album of demos, beginning with today’s release of Tokyo Sounds’. These songs are stripped down tracks, of Daniel Belgrad, his guitar, and a simple recording setup. They’re raw and everything we love about the honesty of lofi iPhone demos.

This follows on the heels of the more polished studio full-length, ‘Perennial’, that they released through Nice Guys in July, and their ‘8 bit’ EP that came out in September.

He will be releasing ‘Dash Dancer’ on November 22, ‘After Hours’ on November 30, and ‘Getting Older’ on December 9. The full album, ‘strange songs from a lifetime of unfinished iPhone demos’ comes out five days before Christmas, on December 20. He promises, “another more ‘serious’ one at the start of 2022.”

the sounds of the city
boy they’re so pretty
they honk and go round, round, round
you should hear Tokyo

i’ve seen every doctor
i’m locked in a locker
sitting here with a Gameboy Color
playing Pokemon Red

i need consolation
for my reservations about you

you’re a snake on an apple
waiting to grapple
waiting to bite my hands
in my dreams

i’ve walked through the curtain
broken the burden
caught myself thinking about you
every night for the last week

i’ve seen every person
do all the worst things
do all the worst things
you could do

Vern Matz – ‘Tokyo Sounds’ (Instagram)

Vern Matz discography

Vern Matz – ‘strange songs from a lifetime of unfinished iPhone demos’ LP (2021)
Vern Matz – ‘Tokyo Sounds’ single (2021)
Vern Matz – ‘8 bit’ EP (2021)
Vern Matz – ‘Perrenial’ LP (2021)
Vern Matz – ‘Minnesota Dancing’ LP (2020)
Vern Matz – ‘Void Detection’ EP (2020)
Vern Matz – ‘Bobblehead’ EP (2019)
Vern Matz – ‘New England’ single (2018)
Vern Matz – ‘Vern Matz’ EP (2018)

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Kevin Flick
Kevin Flick

Kevin Flick founded Puddlegum in 1997 and has been engaging in music journalism off and on since. He's also a recording/mixing engineer and loves to help bands work through the creative process. He has coproduced and mixed for artists such as Saeyers, Midi Memory, and Cathedral Bells.

Rumors are that he's a Brighton Hove & Albion FC fan. He's also obsessed with coffee. Kevin resides in the college community of Bloomington, Indiana, where he studied at Indiana University.

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