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» » News: MATT PRYOR: NEW ALBUM 'MEMENTO MORI’ OUT FEB 17; PREMIERES NEW SONG; ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR


Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids) will release Memento Mori, his fifth solo full-length album, on February 17 via Equal Vision Records/Rory Records.

The first song released from the album - "A Small Explosion" - can be heard now at mattpryor.merchnow.com and on all digital retailers. All Memento Mori pre-orders through MerchNOW come with a $20 credit to Downwrite (or a full song), and an instant download of "A Small Explosion". The first pressing of vinyl for Memento Mori will include clear vinyl (limited to 100) and light blue vinyl with white swirl (limited to 400). The album was self-produced by Pryor, mixed by Andy Jackson and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper.

"We lost a lot of people close to us in the last couple of years," notes Pryor. "This album is both a way for us to remember them and to celebrate everyday the lives that we still have."
Pryor will tour all throughout the US with direct support from Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio. The first leg of the tour will kick off on February 16 in St. Augustine, FL, with a second leg to be revealed at a later date. All announced dates can be found below.

Though best known for his work as the primary singer-songwriter for The Get Up Kids, Pryor has a vast musical catalog including his folk-tinged group The New Amsterdams, children’s music project Terrible Twos and indie-rock super group Lasorda – featuring Nate Harold (fun.), Mike Standberg (Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band), and Dustin Kinsey (The New Amsterdams). Pryor also contributes to Chicago start-up Downwrite – a website that enables artists to create fan-commissioned songs and connect with fans on a personal and creative level. Pryor hosts the Nothing To Write Home About podcast as well, where he interviews fellow musicians and industry friends, including the likes of Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra), Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and more.


TRACKLISTING: 
‘MEMENTO MORI’ 

1. Mary 
2. A Small Explosion 
3. Sidney 
4. I Won't Be Afraid 
5. Stay 
6. Where Is Juan Carlos? 
7. When We Go Wrong 
8. Risk 
9. Is This Home? 
10. Virginia



TOUR DATES 
Matt Pryor w/Dan Andriano 

Feb 16 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall 
Feb 17 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth 
Feb 18 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar 
Feb 19 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive 
Feb 21 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade 
Feb 22 Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge 
Feb 23 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues 
Feb 24 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's 
Feb 25 Austin, TX @ Stubb's (indoors) 
Feb 26 Dallas, TX @ Three Links 
Mar 16 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Outside 
Mar 17 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 
Mar 18 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop 
Mar 19 Columbus, OH @ Woodland Tavern 
Mar 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe 
Mar 22 Buffalo, NY @ Babeville at The 9th Ward 
Mar 23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
Mar 24 Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe 
Mar 25 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

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