Matty Carlock's Releases Debut Solo LP Today

Matty Carlock's Releases Debut Solo LP Today

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Fresh off experimenting in hip-hop in 2018 and with a built-up past in the hardcore scene, New Jersey singer-songwriter Matty Carlock has made way for his genre-splicing solo debut The Jailbirds, released today. The album features collaborations with cult favorite Jesse Malin, Mercy Union and The Scandals frontman Jared Hart and another surprising guest: celebrity photographer Danny Clinch, in his first musical foray.

Matty Carlock has long been maintaining parallel (and now, overlapping) presences in hip-hop, hardcore, and Americana; the multi-faceted, former behind-the-scenes writer and producer for upcoming rappers Albee Al and Bulletproof Belv and onetime frontman of Shai Hulud now pays homage to his roots with a rock-centric approach on this release. Calling to mind the down-to-earth and inspiring urgency of hometown hero Bruce Springsteen, The Jailbirds takes expectations and turns them on their heads. Matty Carlock's musical career may seem like a bit of everything, but what ties it all together is the undeniable passion behind the songs.

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Matty Carlock is an artist from Middletown, NJ. Born into the New Jersey hardcore scene, he cut his teeth singing for underground hardcore outfits including the Metal-core pioneers Shai Hulud. He began to branch out into other genres of music with his debut 2014 Americana release "Loveless." He's since then toured the world, playing sold out shows across the US, Germany, England, Eastern Europe and Canada all while evolving into a hip-hop producer - writing and collaborating with influential rappers such as Cage, Jersey City's own Albee Al, Chad B, battle rap national champion Arsonal Da Rebel, and Bulletproof Belv, then gaining the attention of superstar Fetty Wap and major media outlets such as The Source Magazine, and Respect Magazine. From hardcore to folk music, to the hottest up and coming rappers in the world - Matty has come full circle to deliver his first LP The Jailbirds in early 2019, Highly influenced by early Springsteen, the album includes features by celebrity photographer Danny Clinch, Scandals frontman Jared Hart, and New York's finest, Jesse Malin.

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