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River Beats Premiere: Matron Releases Double EP Bundle with Strange Daisy

In another installment of recent local releases, alt-pop group Matron has a second EP fresh off the press for us.

“Standing Water” releases today with local label Strange Daisy. It’s currently available for streaming, or in physical form as a double cassette with their first EP “Matron.”

Self-described as “angular pop,” Matron’s sound takes on complex time-signatures and intricate melodies. Emulating the adventurous rock of Radiohead and The Talking Heads, the band began writing their own tunes within the last two years.

Matron is Jordan Bodzin, Bobby Burvant, Laura Fisher and Phil Stafford.

They started as a larger cover band group that mainly did scarce Halloween performances. They eventually snagged an opportunity to open for Speedy Ortiz and Tera Melos during a 2017 stop in New Orleans. After that Matron kicked in to high gear.

They released their self-titled EP in November, and began performing consistently over town. Their most recent performance was alongside hometown heroes Julie Odell and People Museum. 

An EP release show tomorrow at Siberia Lounge takes the group out of a summer hiatus. After that they’re going on their first tour to support the release.

Order and Stream “Standing Water” here.
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