Release Date: 14 January 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|MATT PRYOR WRIST SLITTER Limited Vinyl LP + CD
;; Yes, we really missed this guy. We missed the tunes he writes, his voice and his singing, his songs and his harmonies. No one can do all this the way he does. MATT PRYOR and his band THE GET UP KIDS have been joining us for so many years, and we still enjoy their music and keep their songs like little treasures. A little later his other band THE NEW AMSTERDAMS jumped on as well. They were welcome immediately and still are.
;; Matt Pryor is now ready to release his third solo album entitles "Wrist Slitter".Please expect "Wrist Slitter" to
be a rock album. Please expect "Wrist Slitter" to be a record packed with hooklines to fall in love with.
;; After releasing "Confidence Man" in 2008 and "May Day" in 2012 – quieter, folkier solo releases that allowed him to express a separate side of his songwriting – MATT PRYOR was ready to record something more aggressive. "I'd just gone through a really negative headspace and then seen the light at the end of the tunnel," he says. "So I was like, 'Well, I'm just going to fucking belt this out then,' and that was really satisfying." It was this sense of satisfaction that lead to "Wrist Slitter", Pryor's third solo record and one that stands apart from his others.
;; It's not just his more assertive singing and instrumentation – MATT PRYOR recruited drummer Bill Belzer
and bassist Eric McCann of THE NEW AMSTERDAMS and "told them to play fast," he says – but also in the ideas that its songs express. "My last record "May Day" was lyrically very dark and very unhappy, almost like a breakup record," he explains. "The original concept of "Wrist Slitter" was for the chorus of the title song to say, 'I don't want to write another wrist-slitter.' But it didn't end up that way. It just ended up being this one-minute long blue-grassy, banjo thing; it is, in fact, actually a wrist-slitter."
1. The House Hears Everything
2. Kinda Go to Pieces
3. Wrist Slitter
4. Words Get in the Way (feat. Steve Soboslai)
5. Before My Tongue Becomes a Sword (feat. Bob Nanna, Chris Conley)
6. If I Wear a Disguise
1. As Perfect As We'll Ever Be
2. Foolish Kids
3. Say What You're Gonna Say
4. So Many Questions
5. There Is No Us
6. Won't Speak to Me