Matt Pryor has partnered with Alternative Press for the premiere of his new animated music video for "Mary" and an in-depth interview discussing the direction of his recently released solo full-length album, Memento Mori. The album was self-produced by Pryor, mixed by Andy Jackson and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper and the music video was created by Taylor Anne Wilkes, James Walsh, Chance Duffy and Matthew Rao.
Memento Mori premiered in full via Billboard.com and was released on February 17 via Equal Vision Records/Rory Records. The album is available now at mattpryor.merchnow.com and at all of Pryor's upcoming shows with Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio). Pryor and Andriano also recently came together to create two unique collaborations, a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecelia" that premiered via BrooklynVegan and their stunning, stripped down co-written track "Gail", which debuted on CLRVYNT. The two songs appear on a special 7" that is only available at the upcoming run of shows. All tour dates can be found below.
"We lost a lot of people close to us in the last couple of years. This album is both a way for us to remember them and to celebrate everyday the lives that we still have," notes Pryor.
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.
Matt Pryor w/Dan Andriano
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
Apr 13 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Apr 14 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Apr 15 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Apr 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Apr 18 Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
Apr 19 New Haven, CT @ BAR
Apr 20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Apr 21 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
Apr 22 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
May 11 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
May 12 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
May 13 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
May 14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
May 16 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
May 18 Sisters, OR @ The Suttle Lodge
May 19 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
May 20 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern