Magic Weapon


January 1st, 2010

It’s been awhile since I’ve added anything of substance to VVN.  I took a lot of time off from Magic Weapon since Residue Hymns to try new things before I started writing songs again.  Since late November I’ve been recording a record at Digital Bird Studios with Martin Horn (Parlovr, Cotton Mouth, Nightwood).  It’s a lot different than anything I’ve ever worked on before.  Thanks to those of you who purchased a copy of Residue Hymns with Villa Villa Nola.  To be frank, the last time I listened to that EP I cringed a lot.  I think there was definitely some rushing being done on my part to try and get it done as quick as I could without paying attention to many things (namely vocals) but I guess it’s an honest representation of Matt Shane and my abilities at the time.

The new record is mostly me doing all the instrumentation (Nathan Gage of Shapes and Sizes/Elfin Saddle plays Contrabass on a song) and it’s more of a lushed out vibe than anything I’ve recorded.  I have this picture I took of a Yayoi Kusama installation that I want to use for the cover.  I hope to have more recordings up here one day.

Happy New Year



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4 Responses to “Magic Weapon”

  1. Josh Paulson October 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    I bought your record. It is so good. Are you still playing shows? Would you consider coming to Calgary?

  2. Sara January 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    your villa record is SOOOOOOO good, put more out please ASAP. you are my favorite rubdown

  3. Matt March 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I think this album deserves a second chance.

  4. Brendan
    Brendan March 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Gammy for cover art alone

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