Shawn Harris and Tim de Vil have started a podcast/record club where they make a song on the podcast and then send flexi-discs/lyric books of the songs out to subscribers. You can find out more information on their website.
Shawn Harris and Tim de Vil take turns producing one-another’s songs on the PRC podcast, in front of your very eyes, or ears actually, and then they press the song onto these thin, collectable plastic records called Flexi-Discs, and deliver them to your doorstep.
Author Dave Eggers and The Matches’ Shawn Harris have teamed up for a new children’s book called What Can a Citizen Do? Pre-orders are now up.
A group of children turn a lonely island into a community across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions. Coming this September, available to preorder now via Chroniclebooks.
A dollar of every book preordered will be donated to @citizenuniversity, a national platform for fostering responsible and empowered citizenship!
The Matches are pressing a limited edition version of A Band in Hope on vinyl. They’ve also announced some ten year anniversary shows for the album as well.
The Matches are up to something. They recently sent out a cryptic email to their mailing list.
Update: The band have announced a 10 year anniversary limited edition vinyl for A Band in Hope.
This Kickstarter for a documentary about The Matches is really close to its goal, figured I’d give it a little signal boost for any fans that may not have seen it yet:
Bleeding Audio is a feature-length documentary featuring The Matches, a band from Oakland, CA, who experienced a meteoric rise in the mid-2000s, signing with Epitaph Records, and quickly putting out 3 records produced by the likes of Tim Armstrong (Rancid), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Nick Hexum (311), Mark Hoppus (blink-182), and John Feldmann (Goldfinger).
Shawn Harris of The Matches recently performed an acoustic version of “Dog Eared Page” for Live! from The Rock Room.
Shawn Harris of The Matches performed an acoustic rendition of “Salty Eyes” for The Rock Room.
The Matches’ Decomposer is coming to vinyl and is now up for pre-order.
After nearly a decade, The Matches have finished and released their video for “Little Maggots” over on AltPress. It’s also up on YouTube or by hitting read more.
The Matches have (sorta) returned and graced us with new music, and it only seems right that we get a music video to go along with it. While the band released a version of the video a few weeks ago, we’ve got the group’s directors cut. They’ve dropped the lyrics from the video and added a little tweak for good measure. Hit read more to watch the video for “Life of a Match.”
This review was written in 2006 and originally published on AbsolutePunk.net. It has been very minimally edited before being republished.
I am going to be up-front with you right now: This band is not for everyone. In fact, there are a good many of you that are going to straight up hate this album. There are quite a few reading this that would probably rather place nails in their ears than ever listen to this band. I, however, am not one of those people. In fact – I think this is one of the best albums to be released this year and one of the most creative and innovative bands to be creating pop/punk/rock music in our, or any, genre.