I've said it before

and I'll say it again:

Mathien sounds best

in the winter.

His newest album,


was released back

in December.

Some of the songs

are familiar

(“Sheep”, “Twice”),

but a heap of these

are new.

It's a nice assortment

of rock, from acoustic

ballads to drive-in theatre

bubblegum pop

to garage rock

to blues and soul.

Mathien does it all.

“I think I'm gonna

kill myself”

is a stripped down

and impressive number,

full of multiple harmonies

and simple percussion,

with organs and guitars

quietly arriving.  

Exactly what you need

for this cold,

cold Tuesday..