Undefeated Volume II

05/31/20

We have a new ep for you. It’s called Undefeated Volume II. It’s available now at https://thegunshy.bandcamp.com/album/undefeated-volume-ii and should be up on streaming sites next Friday.

I started writing these songs in January as part of a plan to be more active as a band this year. I had some out of town shows planned for the end of April and we were going to do some touring as a band this summer. The goal was to share the Undefeated songs in hopes of motivating people to vote. Also, my anxiety and depression have been pretty active lately. Touring always helps.

Then came the big C. We finished tracking drums the last time we could get together before the stay-at-home order. These songs don’t quite sound like we thought they would, but that’s okay. Everyone recorded their parts at home. Ben sent me some trumpet. Max sent me some pedal steel. Ryan’s vocals on his song are the scratch track.

Finishing the recording and mixing of these songs has been a mental savior. Now it’s time to let them go and write some more.

Please vote for Joe Biden. Please. I want to be able to write love songs to my wife and daughter again. I want my gut to loosen its knots. I want us all to start taking small steps toward something better. While I wish we were with Bernie taking bigger steps, I really believe that our world will be way worse off with 4 more years of our current situation than with 4 years of Biden.

Lastly, all proceeds from this EP will be donated to #saveourstages. I can’t imagine a world without independent music venues. Learn more at www.saveourstages.com.

Try not to hate.

Love,
Matt

Remember When You Used To Want To Die

08/09/19

Hi, and if you are reading this, thank you for still paying attention. We’ve been a little quiet lately. Colin moved to Pittsburg and I’ve been having some health issues. I recently found out I have an inflammatory bowel disease called Ulcerative Colitis. My gut and other parts of my body have been feeling crummy over the past 9 months or so. I’ve had stomach problems for a while, but this was extra strange. I’m fortunate and only have a mild case of UC, but it’s forcing me to change my ways.

I started writing this song when I started feeling weird. We started recording it almost 6 months ago. Let’s of friends helped. Thank you Hawley Shoffner, Ben Grigg, Max Stern, and Brent Shumard. I kept it in my pocket like a good guitar pick for a while, playing with it when I could but just happy it was there when I needed it. Now I’m excited to share it with you.

This world has literally made me sick to my stomach. Time for a new Matt. The next time you see me, let’s get a fruit smoothie or a cup of tea together instead of a beer.

Love,
Matt (and Ryan, Andy and Colin)

March 14

03/03/19

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March 14 will be our last show for a little while. Colin is moving to Pittsburgh. It’d be cool if you’d come and hang out. We’ll be playing a new song called “Remember When You Used To Want To Die”. It’s a different kind of song that we’re working on recording now.

Love,
Matt