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And for a limited time you get a free download of "God's Not Here Tonight" off of BOXERS.

"Hustle Up Starlings" is available for immediate delivery via Bandcamp & a beautiful CD packaging. Produced by Brian Fallon, I still love this collection. Click the cover art to choose the format you prefer.

"Hustle Up Starlings" is available for immediate delivery via Bandcamp & a beautiful CD packaging. Produced by Brian Fallon, I still love this collection. Click the cover art to choose the format you prefer.

"A shimmering wonder of a record"
 
– The Big Takeover

The Summer Kills is a new full-length collaboration I did with Hammock. Our "debut" album, "Last Night We Became Swans", is now available everywhere!

"A shimmering wonder of a record"

– The Big Takeover

The Summer Kills is a new full-length collaboration I did with Hammock. Our "debut" album, "Last Night We Became Swans", is now available everywhere!

"Starlings Unadorned" is now available on CD and digital download exclusively via matthewryanonline.com and my Bandcamp page. It's a collection of acoustic versions of "Starlings" plus some rarities. Just click the artwork above!

"Starlings Unadorned" is now available on CD and digital download exclusively via matthewryanonline.com and my Bandcamp page. It's a collection of acoustic versions of "Starlings" plus some rarities. Just click the artwork above!

Latest News...

A refresher, a reminder and some other news... 


Some beautiful things are happening. And some utilitarian things are happening. I can't wait to offer this to you. We're working hard to get everything together. But here's a refresher, a reminder:

The new album is called Boxers







US Release Date: 10.14.14

Produced By: Kevin Salem

Band: Brian Bequette on Bass Guitar, Brian Fallon (of The Gaslight Anthem) on Electric Guitar, Joe Magistro on Drums, Matthew Ryan on Guitars & Vocals, Kevin Salem on Electric Guitar, Hammond, Synth & More. Special Guest: Tracy Bonham on violin. Gang Vocals: Everyone Available.

Mastered by Hans DeKline

Artwork by Keith Brogdon

I can't wait for you guys to hear this record. Here's to beautiful noise that leans for something and means something. I'm a sucker for that kind of work. I feel fortunate to feel we've capture something top to bottom with that spirit. Grateful to the band and Kevin and all involved.


We're also happy to share the news that we've SIGNED a deal for BOXERS with Blue Rose Records for EUROPE for a Digital Release on Oct 14, with the Physical Release to follow on Oct 31!!

 

Update!!! Release Date & Artwork for Boxers : 10.14.14!! 


We're proud to announce Boxers will be released on Tuesday, October 14th!! More details very soon.

This record is a bruising and beautiful Rock n Roll record. It was produced by Kevin Salem and has Kevin Salem and Brian Fallon (of The Gaslight Anthem) playing electric guitar with me throughout. My best friend Brian Bequette is playing bass, and the amazing Joe Magistro is playing drums. More details and news very soon!

But for now, please behold the cover art for Boxers as designed by Keith Brogdon at Thinking Out Loud Design:

"We all fill our hearts with hopeful bombs..." A new song from the upcoming album!! 


This One's For You Frankie is a love letter to brotherhood, integrity and perseverance. Made to be played loudly!

From the soon to be released album Boxers. 

Produced and mixed by Kevin Salem 

Performed by Brian Bequette, Brian Fallon, Joe Magistro, Kevin Salem and Matthew Ryan



Or view it directly on Youtube: This One's For You Frankie

The Lyric... 

This One's For You Frankie

He said
I'm sick
I'm so tired
Of this shit
Every night I'm fighting for my life

A Killian's
A fresh smoke
I saw the graveyards in his throat
He said all my dreams burn and fall like paper planes

Don't quit
Don't go 
I've got your back Frankie
I think you know
We all fill our hearts with hopeful bombs

This one's for you Frankie... 
And your big broken heart
Your big broken
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Now!

Thin arms
Tattoos
He said "I lost the plot
What could I do?"
The light just seem to fall just right on his eyes

Then he said
My heart's broke
I knew he meant it then
The way he spoke
The next day he sold me his rig for 60 bucks
He looked so gone and hollow but he still wished me luck

This one's for you Frankie... 
And your big broken heart
Your big broken
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Now! 

Oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh
Oh oh oh
Oh

New song to premier at 2pm EST today! 


To celebrate the upcoming tour dates (the first "headlining" dates in almost 2 years) we'll be premiering a lyric vid for a NEW SONG from the forthcoming album at 2pm EST today! It's the most heartbreaking and hopeful piece of rock n roll I may have ever written and recorded and will soon be offering to you guys on the new album. The band on this song kills it, kills me. Once again it's Brian Bequette , Brian Fallon, Joe Magistro, Kevin Salem , myself and some giant gang vocals. Yeah, it's ambitiously honest and full of immovable affection for the characters it's written for. One being a great old punk rock friend and one of Nashville's grumpiest and finest live sound engineers Frank Sass . The song isn't just about Frank, it's about several people. As is often the case it's an amalgamation, myself included. But its goal is to communicate the brotherhood/sisterhood in following a dream all the way down and through the hard curves and trials and disappointments and glowing victories that certain ethos color our lives with. It's about Rock N Roll, but it could be about any dream or work that's worth breaking your heart over so you can pass a torch to whoever has its back with the integrity of an idea worth fighting for. Is that vague? I hope the song makes it clear. I believe it will.

Jane, I Still Feel The Same surges on Spotify for no obvious reason... 


It came to my attention earlier this week that Jane, I Still Feel The Same is suddenly surging towards a million listens on Spotify. While it's a double-edged sword because of the way streaming compensates artists, I'd be foolish not to welcome such an organic finding of Jane. Jane originally appeared on my 2008 album Matthew Ryan Vs The Silver State.

You can hear the song here on YouTube:



You can purchase the song on iTunes here: Matthew Ryan Vs The Silver State

What a nice surprise, here's hoping it keeps going!