Sunday, November 29, 2009

re: The Sixty homepage feature

http://www.thesixtyone.com/new

My song 'All I Wanna Do' from the 2004 album 'A Love Story...' was featured today on The Sixty One giving it and my music more exposure and a chance for people around the world to discover and listen to.

I'm so very honored and I'm very excited, I want to say thank you to all those listening...really it means the world to me and I really appreciate you all, you keep me going and staying optimistic and happy.

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!
much love,
Matt

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Get on The 61!!! YEAHH! hear the new tune today!



http://www.reverbnation.com/mattromeromusic

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Act III: You're All Welcome - coming along quick!! new tune too!!


The album is coming along great! Very magical, listen to the new tracks at either Reverbnation Myspace or The Sixty One ...and more!!! like Last.FM and Purevolume ;)

Listen to the new tune The Only Goodbye (is none at all) today!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Another new song for Act III done! Now Playing!!


Act III: You're All Welcome is turning out to be something special ;) hear it at The 61 or Myspace or Last.FM or naxpo or Reverbnation...I think that's it but you get the point :) -M

Friday, November 13, 2009

recording a brand new song...

this is perhaps the start of Act III my third official solo album...however we won't think too far ahead, I will be posting the new song currently titled 'Just One Shot' in the coming days or weeks...stay tuned!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Greenlight NOW on sale!

Greenlight NOW on sale! Exclusively a 'The Sixty One' ONLY RELEASE!! Fully mastered and uploaded at 256kbps. Listen today!! hurray! -M

http://www.thesixtyone.com/mattromero

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Greenlight" wraps up today

"Greenlight" wraps up today with the last remaining track being done! Mastering happening soon and then re-uploaded tracks will appear and the album will show for sale get it here first exclusively on The 61!! No telling when it will appear anywhere else including i-Tunes.

"12 songs in 12 days...and now I am leaving on a southern train..." -Hit or Miss

Friday, October 9, 2009

Greenlight to be finished by early November

Stay tuned next month for a release date and full preview of the new full-length album from ...me!

M

Monday, October 5, 2009

beyond track #4...

you can get a sneak preview of the new songs off the upcoming album ONLY at The Sixty One... http://www.thesixtyone.com/mattromero/ just click albums > Greenlight

Back to school for music

So a nice surprise almost all my courses from my previous schools I attended after high school got transferred! Feels like I'm heading somewhere again, and the fact that people are listening to my old and new songs again online is icing on the cake a special 'Thank you' to They Sixty One and Last.FM for keeping the music alive for the world both artist and listener.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

NOW PLAYING

Darkside of Xeen is now playing everywhere!

'Greenlight' full-length album coming 2010

Saturday, October 3, 2009

One new song a day ONLY at The Sixty One

So you might have heard the Us Versus Them EP and the recent Act II EP BUT have you heard the songs I recorded between 1999-2005?? The complete discography is finally available online and you can either enjoy a new song a day being added at http://www.thesixtyone.com/mattromero/ or just head to Last.FM where you can download entire albums for free!!! http://www.last.fm/music/matt+romero

Stay tuned the full-length solo debut 'Greenlight' is coming your way 2010

M

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dark Side of Xeen

currently working on Dark Side of Xeen, 4th track off Greenlight...after this it's back to the studio to work on the next 8 tracks or so, some demos are semi formed but stay tuned for some totally new stuff I don't even know what will sound like for the album!!

you got something kid

ready for a new song 3rd track off the upcoming full-length 'Greenlight' ??!! coming tonight/tomorrow morning everywhere ;)

-m

job!

got a job! woot...afterschool music program middle/high school in Revere...I created my own course for kids to make music and perform. part time so it should work as well with going to Umass in Feb.

You Got Something Kid

currently wrapping up the track 'You Got Something Kid' off the upcoming Greenlight album...it's got some swagger ;)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NOW PLAYING

Remember The Days DONE!!! hear the song at Myspace, Reverbnation etc. or anticipate the song to be posted at The Sixty One midnight or morning AM

Thursday, September 24, 2009

remember the days?

will be working on the second song for 'Greenlight' tomorrow on the bus on my way to NY... remember the days? ;) -m

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the 61

first off thank you guys so much for breathing new life into my music! I've been recording for a long time now, 10 years and going strong. I have submitted my tracks to many A&R; agents and managers but you know how the music industry goes...if you don't make money first they don't care...either way...I'm going back to school! Umass Boston actually for my Music BA...no worries however I continue to work on 'Greenlight' the first official full-length album to be released! mmm what else? oh yeah! since 61 ( http://www.thesixtyone.com/mattromero/ ) allows an artist to now upload a new song everyday and I happen to have like over a dozen self-produced albums no one has really heard...then why not? you get to hear a new song everyday!!! anyways please feel free to contact me guys I love to hear from you!! longv@comcast.net much love and keep on trudging on my friends - M

Friday, September 18, 2009

Victory!!

Finally the upcoming full-length album 'Greenlight' is in production again full force and I got a little surprise for you all, the final studio release candidate of the first single 'Heroes In Modern Times' is NOW PLAYING!! Hope you enjoy it, I sure did making the song. I could not get into a real studio due to going back to school but the home production has evolved quite a bit over the past decade. I think it's fitting to start the new CD off like this because it could inspire and get someone out of their seat and moving right along towards the future. This is the start of something beautiful...

http://twitter.com/MattRomeroMusic
http://www.purevolume.com/mattromero
http://www.thesixtyone.com/mattromero
http://www.last.fm/music/matt+romero
http://www.reverbnation.com/mattromeromusic

Monday, August 31, 2009

Hello, it's late

I feel like a dinosaur ...pretty silly to say but I remember the days of MP3.com back in the 90s when all the lil indie musicians would come together under one beautiful online umbrella and everyone would listen to music and buy albums and people were so enthusiastic about so many of these new artists striking out on their own and creating such awesome new music.

then Myspace came along and it was again fairly glorious spot under the sun where people would come and check out all cool new up and coming artists...there was an air of hope back then.

well friends, nowadays things got so complicated, the modern media somehow got more convoluted and confusing and saturated leaving most to just basically give up and navigate the most mundane of websites. I hope better days are to come, the music industry (from what I gather since only Lady Ga Ga's and overrated indie alt rockers need apply) is in a sad state of affairs.

However, some websites still are trying to pick up the pieces...Last.FM has still held up and become a last bastion for people discovering great artists...and Sixty One has tried and I think will eventually catch on beyond its niche of followers.

I still stand after 10 years of recording music and performing, and I'm just getting started.

I'm going back to school...for music, and this time I feel prepared and excited to get back into an active community and become motivated again to well...do music again, play live and get this fn show on the road already. I've recorded enough music for now (2 studio EPs and over 12 self-produced albums if you want to hear my life's story at Last.FM) I'm going to school in Boston and I feel like this is a new beginning for me. I truly feel like my life is getting re-started now, and for the best. And ya know, I'll probably learn some new things ;) become a way better musicians now that I know my own identity and it doesn't have to get washed away in the muddle of learning how to play when you already just want to play the words and melodies in your head.

So...I'm off, and I hope to see alot of you during the journey, either on stage or off, we'll find a way to make things feel as great as they did for me back in the 90s when the future was exciting, the future is exciting again, I'm done with a dreary existance and refuse to be a product of the world's most negative changes happening today... we can do so much better than this.

much love and peace,
M

Going back to school!!

Going back to school!! for music ...after 2 week long job search and soul searching this just felt right, I never finished college and I think I'm more than ready to finally go back. psyched!

the rock dream is not dead, this whole experience will probably help it as I'll come back alive and full of energy to push onward and write new music finally.

much love all,
M

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

oddly enough

very optimistic and confident about the new job search and career path

Friday, August 21, 2009

So I quit...

So I quit my corporate job today. time to start looking towards working in a place related to music and get my career started. any suggestions? first day of the rest of my life begins today. peace & love, m

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HR at work reprimanding me for speaking my mind?!

so let's see here...I actually got written up at work...for...speaking my mind on the Crowley Cambridge Police Harvard Professor situation two months ago...and someone anonymous person complained to my company because I called some people racists?

really?

whatever happened to freedom of speech and what the flying fuck does that have to do with my job?

fucking low lifes...blessing in disguise folks, as it's time to move on... never let ANYONE censor you! speak YOUR MIND don't let these fucking cowards dictate your life.

fight the good fight, let's make a difference.

love and peace,
Matt Romero

Monday, August 3, 2009

Taking a long online break...

I'm leaving the virtual online world for now folks, and getting back to the outdoors and focusing on a new album as well as hopefully having some rehearsals with the band for live shows.

Looking forward to becoming more active outside and going back to work in my own studio to record some new music!

So with that being said, I bid you all farewell (for now) and see you in 2010!!!

Much love and peace,
Matt

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NEWS!!

June 03, 2009

The band has assembled, rehearsals taking place soon, players will be announced. Stay tuned we are hitting the stage with a fury all over Boston, NY and Western Mass this Summer!!

Also next Monday (June 8th) Matt will be on the front page of Purevolume.com, check me out!!

Remember to visit any of the major sites for the Matt Romero Band, and both studio EPs are available and on sale now at all major online outlets!!

Let the journey begin anew,
Matt Romero Band

Sunday, May 31, 2009

'Green Light' is a-Red Light...

in other words, the new full-length album 'Green Light' has been officially canceled in exchange for recruiting musicians to form a new band line-up and perform live. The decision has been made today as recording the new CD was going to take quite some time and become counter-productive.

With the recent release of 'Act 2' EP there was no reason to release yet another CD trying to match the studio caliber of the first 2 EPs on sale now not to mention the dozen or so self-produced albums available on Last.FM...Yes I just realized this now even though everyone has been telling me to just perform live.

SO...the musician search begins today, if you are a local Boston-musician looking to perform original pop-jazz-acoustic songs contact me at http://www.myspace.com/mattromeroband

See you soon,
Matt Romero

Sunday, April 26, 2009

In loving memory...


In the memory and legacy of the original Us Versus Them line-up, I've decided to restore all the websites (Last.FM, iLike, Purevolume even Facebook etc.) and re-post the original Us Versus Them online along with their debut 'After The Drama' soon to be released for purchase off i-Tunes, Amazon etc!!

The band is inactive but I hope you all will enjoy once again the original trio and the great tunes from 2006's magical 'After The Drama' LP

Add us on Myspace!! more links below as well! http://www.myspace.com/uvtlegacy



MORE LINKS:


http://www.purevolume.com/usversusthem

http://www.thesixtyone.com/usversusthem

http://www.last.fm/music/Us+Versus+Them

http://www.ilike.com/artist/Us+Versus+Them

Us Versus Them formed in 2005 and released their debut album After The Drama in 2006. Playing several shows around the Boston area, the trio disbanded that same year with their last show played at the Abbey Lounge on Halloween.

Each member has gone on with their own projects. Jon Ulman now plays for Common Thrill and Pawnshop Diamonds, John Malzone plays in the metal band Dead Light Inside, and Matt Romero has gone on to do a solo career.

For more info on the original Us Versus Them drop us a message and please be sure to check out their debut album available on i-Tunes, Amazon and more!! -Thank you.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Foreword...and a much deserved 'Thank You'

Well my dear friends, to those few on Facebook, to my old Myspace buddies who still remember me, to my loyal Purevolume fans who stuck around, and beyond...I write this letter dubbed 'Foreword' with much care and thought to you all:

I think everyone falls down at one point, I fell and for some reason I stayed in a state of neutral indifference for several months, sitting on the couch watching tv, playing video games all day, I haven't picked up my guitar in 2 years.

Well, I finally snapped out of my cold snap after all this time and just in time I might add. It was very simple: I got up, picked up my acoustic and started playing music again, my music, my songs, and I have quite a few songs to choose from.

Oh and thanks to someone who perhaps saved me from unthinkably quitting this dream came along and produced a wonderful lil studio 4-song album. Mr. Matt Russell to the rescue and he did a damn fine job, exceeding all expectations surpassing the first EP we did back in 2005 and I can't wait to show it to you all. Before you all hear it however I have one more thing to say...

I'm getting back out there, with or without friends to assist at shows, I'm taking my trusty Larrivee acoustic and I'm going to play every single possible show I can, every coffee shop, even open mics, everything. I'll go back old school, grinding it out playing for anyone and anything. With a rather impressive EP about to be released online and on sale, it's time to play for Boston, Western Mass and New York first, to go back and make believe it's 1999 all over again. I've already started so stay tuned for shows and events and finally...

While I await for the right time to release Act II: How The West Was Won to the world, I want to thank a couple of very important people:

First off thank you to you all reading this, it means a lot your support and you'd be surprised by how much a simple moment of your time is worth I'll make it worth your while I promise.

I can't really put to words how much producer Matt Russell has helped me, how much time he's put into my music and for not nearly enough compensation. The first EP we did was great, this one is magical. He made it happen and I never had anyone else in the 10 years of trying to get into the music industry having someone believe in me as much as he did.

Thank you to the amazing Mike Piehl for some out of this world drumming on the new record, he couldn't have interpreted the songs any better. Thank you to Dave Siegel and Ryan Secor from Hero Next Door, those guys blew me away and you'll soon hear how great the guitars and bass sound, they also improved upon the music and the time they lent I cannot thank them enough. Aaron Shadwell played some very cool guitar on the track Guest of Honor and improved upon my original tune considerably. Chris Alberto photoshop expert and guru brought the vision graphically and the album cover...well if you haven't seen the final version you will soon and it's inspirational and perfect.

There are several others whom I owe much gratitude to, but let me reserve that for another time and place. This letter didn't exactly come out the way I wanted it to, it never does I guess but I wanted to let you all know I'm excited again to play music for you all and I'm excited to show you the new studio disc and it's all coming together NOW...right this very moment is the time to make things happen not a moment too soon that I get back on the trail because in the end all I need are my friends and my Larrivee...just as soon as I take it to get repaired this week ;)

See you all soon, and stay tuned!
Matt Romero

...because this is how the west was won.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sooner or later...

You know...every now and then something comes along that inspires you, re-energizes you, and fills you with light once again. I was watching N.E.R.D.'s beautiful video of 'Sooner or later' and it really touched upon some sort of beautiful and perhaps tragic truth for some and all.

I'm guilty of this too, but it feels like it's every man for himself out there...get rich quick, and if the person next to you falls down, well then... better them than you.

I see it everyday...in the office, at work, I see it with my dad, who works so hard yet someone comes along to take credit, I feel it at work too on a much lesser extent since I am by no means as hard of a worker as he is.

The honest make an honest buck and carry the not-so-honest's burden.

But now with the economy crashing, banks, car makers and practically every other corporation asking for a buck, makes you wonder?

Sure they (the banks etc.) will get it (the bailout), but they lost the game, even if they get it all back and never learn, they fell...nothing can change the fact, that they fell and they relied on us to save them, they could never make it alone.

But with nothing left, we can make it, we don't need a bail-out, we never needed it and after the dust settles, and while some may consider this time the worst in a long while...I don't see it that way...I see it as the most beautiful catastrophe that we desperately needed. life got too easy, too distant...I hope we all get a little closer, in person and spirit

So while we see the big wigs scrambling to save face, I'll stand here thinking what I can do to inspire the next person, and I'll be looking for the strength and inspiration in others and friends like you.

Kinda cool in a sick ironic funny way...it all came crashing down. I love it all. Under a red sky, staring down disaster and evil straight in the face.

-m