Independent label Anti-Corporate Music is proud to announce the LP release of After The Flood, the new album by Carolina Appalachian Irish-American folk punk ballad soloist MATT HECKLER. Following its independent digital and CD release, the album now sees its proper analog release as the artists begins a new wave of US touring, supporting his friends and labelmates in the Lost Dog Street Band.
MATT HECKLER is the fiddle player you want to believe still exists. Veering from Appalachia to Romania, Ireland to the Catskills, his music is definitively unsafe and entirely his own. The Catskills, where he grew up, and the Carolina Appalachians he calls home are old mountains, but the kids there are more likely to be raised on punk than old time string bands. HECKLER took both with him when he left and sharpened a distinctive sound on banjo and fiddle the scientific way, as a street performer who could measure the days artistic growth in single dollar bills.
Attracting the attention of musicians, as well as passers-by, he spent half a decade touring and releasing three albums with the band Deep Chatham. Since then his room silencing solo act has become an exciting yet poorly kept secret in DIY music scenes around the country. After The Flood will be his first full-length release showcasing a songwriting ability that audiences, distracted by his casually virtuosic musicianship, might have previously overlooked. Don’t wait for his next reinvention, find MATT HECKLER now and remember what music should be.
Stream MATT HECKLER’s After The Flood in its entirety RIGHT HERE.
After The Flood Track Listing:
1. Haw River Ballad
2. Midnight Sun
3. Morning Breaks
4. Old November
5. Lantern Song
6. Blue Eyes Dancing
7. The Great Divide
8. Leaving Heaven
9. I Tried
10. One More Down
MATT HECKLER tours incessantly, and after supporting his friends in Lost Dog Street Band – both hailing from the renowned Gems On VHS circle of artists – the two will return to the road on the second leg of the tour later this month. From July 22nd through August 26th MATT HECKLER will support the LDSB on their Weight Of A Trigger Album Release Tour Part II, which inundates the western half of the country down into the Southeastern states. Watch for additional news and tour dates to be issued shortly.
MATT HECKLER w/ Lost Dog Street Band:
7/22/2019 Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
7/23/2019 Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
7/24/2019 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/26/2019 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & Cervantes’ Other Side – Denver, CO
7/27/2019 Hay Camp Brewing Company – Rapid City, SD
7/30/2019 Cannery District – Bozeman, MT w/ Charlie Parr
8/01/2019 The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
8/02/2019 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
8/03/2019 Mississippi Studios and Bar – Portland, OR
8/06/2019 Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
8/07/2019 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
8/08/2019 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
8/09/2019 Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
8/10/2019 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
8/11/2019 Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
8/13/2019 Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
8/14/2019 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
8/16/2019 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
8/17/2019 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
8/18/2019 Martyrs’ – Chicago, IL
8/22/2019 El Club – Detroit, MI
8/23/2019 The Auricle Bar & Venue – Canton, OH
8/26/2019 Acme Feed And Seed – Nashville, TN