Matt Ellis http://mattellis.com/blog Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:59:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Desert Stars Festival Oct 3 & 4 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1233 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1233#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:40:47 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1233 10580239_10152397801008145_6940356293077615194_nMatt Ellis joins an incredible line up at this years Desert Stars Festival at Pappy & Harriets. Matt and his band perform on Friday Oct 3rd at 8pm, so make sure you clear out of LA early to get there in time!

This years line up features The Dandy Warhols, Mark Gardner of Ride, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and loads more. Tickets are now available, but going fast, so jump on this one and click here. This is one weekend you don’t want to miss out on.

Proceeds from this year’s festival will go towards the purchase of a land trust with the goal of creating a new home for the festival beginning in 2016. This new platform will serve as a multi-use music and arts facility in California. The goal of this project is to create a minimal impact cultural mecca within a serene setting where the vast majority of the land acquired is held as a nature preserve.

Pioneertown is a small community. We ask that all festival goers respect the areas in and around the venue and the town itself as if it were their own. Anyone caught being disrespectful or littering will be banished forever!

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Old favorites “Restavrant” return to close out festivities, with “Boys School” making their debut. Matt Ellis and his band will be previewing tracks from his soon to be released new album, while Lacey Kay Cowden gets the crowd stomping early at 3:30pm.

And if that aint enough, special guest Brian Dunsmoor and his crew from “The Ladies Gunboat Society” will be slinging Crawfish all afternoon out back! $12 bucks gets you in, gets you fed, and all the bands below!

Checkout the Facebook invite here.

 

 

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Texas May 2nd & 3rd http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1192 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1192#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:16:17 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1192 2014_web_poster-01__large

Matt Ellis returns to Texas, Friday May 2nd & Saturday May 3rd, playing tracks from his new album, scheduled for a Summer release.

Ellis and his band takeover Austin’s Frank on Friday May 2nd and then head South to join the line up at The Texas Crawfish Music Festival, Saturday May 3rd. Matt hits the stage at 2pm sharp, alongside Shakey Graves, Heartless Bastards, Ben Kweller and more.

Matt and his band travelled to Tucson back in December, tracking live at WaveLab (Neko Case, Calexico, Howe Gelb) and adding overdubs back home in L.A. through winter. The result is a bigger, tougher sounding record dripping with pedal steel, 12 string guitars and Matt’s trademark powerful, smokey vocals.

Matt plans to release several singles over the coming months, leading up to the album release in Summer. Catch the band on this Texas run performing the new tunes live for the first time.

 

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Standing Sun Winery Feb 15 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1180 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1180#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:52:13 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1180 2014_Feb15_Article_560x260Matt Ellis performs a rare solo acoustic show, with his wife Vavine, Sat, Feb 15th at Standing Sun LIVE.

Ellis will perform 2 sets at 7pm and 9pm, featuring brand new material he’s currently recording, along with favorites from past albums. Tix are $10 and $15 for reserved seating, available now through Standing Sun Winery.

Standing Sun Winery is located 2 hrs north of L.A. at 92 Second St – Unit D, Buellton, CA 93427.

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Jam In The Van http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1169 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1169#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:26:38 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1169 Matt and his band recently jumped onboard to record a few live tracks with the Jam in the Van crew.
You can watch all three videos here, or check the original post on www.jaminthevan.com.

RIVER TOO WIDE

CANDY

DANGERS OF THE NIGHT

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“Candy” Video Launch http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1139 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1139#comments Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:17:10 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1139

Many thanks to Jordan Levy for directing and shooting Matt’s new video for his recent single, “Candy”. Shot at the transforming Lincoln Place in Venice, CA, the clip follows Matt and his wife Vavine through parallel universes, separated by time.

Directed and photographed by Jordan Levy
Edited by Tony Papa
Colored by Michael Kellogg

Extras: Patrick Wilkins, Adeline Wilkins, Joey Indrieri and Josh Gomez.

Matt Ellis re-works Iggy Pop’s 1990 hit “CANDY”, soaking it in Pedal Steel and Banjo with his wife, Vavine, taking the female vocal. The original B-Side, “DANGERS OF THE NIGHT”, takes you on a ride through the desert night with a misfit couple looking for thrills.

The double a-side single is available online and here with a limited edition T-Shirt.

 

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Surfrider Mixtape Vol.1 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1115 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1115#comments Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:23:13 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1115 SurfriderCompilationThe Surfrider Mixtape Volume One is out now! Featuring Lucas Nelson, The Olms, Tom Freund, Matt Ellis and many more, copies are now available at Touch Vinyl and online. Tapes are $15 with all profits being donated to the Surfrider Foundation West L.A. Chapter.

Surfrider Foundation campaigns for safe, clean beaches and oceans around the world. Their ‘coastal preservation’ campaign in West Los Angeles/Malibu has been active since 2009. To find out more, visit surfrider.org

 

Track listing:

1. Morello “On The Westside” 03:57
2. The Tulips “California Vine” 02:18
3. Alicia Murphy “Appreciating” 03:13
4. The Olms “Wanna Feel It” 02:42
5. Fauntella Crow “Grow” 03:25
6. Chris Joyner “I’ll Be Fine” 04:39
7. Troup “Mickey Mouse Teeth” 03:30
8. Daryl Hannah “Freedom For The Stallion” 02:37
9. Solomon’s Seal “Lazy Eye” 03:48
10. Parker Ainsworth “Time To Let Go” 04:33
11. Sonia Rao “You Say I” 03:13
12. We Are The West “Groene Hart” 06:15
13. JaJa Valentine “Ache” 03:18
14. Sid Jordan “Wind” 03:49
15. The Dustbowl Revival “Joesphine” 04:05
16. Greg Johnson “California’s Fine” 03:59
17. Clayton Joseph Scott “More Love” 04:25
18. MK & The Gentlemen “China Police” 03:18
19. Tom Freund “Wounded Surfer Boy” 03:29
20. Matt Ellis “River Too Wide” 02:43
21. Minnie Driver “Stars & Satellites” 05:19
22. Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. “Don’t Take Me Back” 09:08

 

 

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Joshua Tree http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1086 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1086#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:20:47 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1086

Celebrated photographer, Paddy Wilkins, paid a visit to Matt recently, when he stayed on Burnt Mountain in the Yucca Valley, writing new material. All shots are untouched, scans from original Polaroid prints.

Matt Ellis, Burnt Mountain, Yucca Valley, Feb 2013.

Photo: Paddy Wilkins

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Grand Ole Echo Sun July 28 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1068 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1068#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:52:02 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1068 2013_GOEcho_Article_560x260Matt Ellis returns to the Grand Ole Echo on Sunday July 28th. Ellis joins Rod Melancon and Charlie Faye from 5:30pm at The Echo, located at 1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. 

Matt and his full band will perform tracks off the “Briths, Deaths..” album, the recent single and a selection of brand new material. This early show is FREE and ALL AGES.

Photo: Paddy Wilkins

 

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Limited Edition Pack gets published http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1030 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1030#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:08:55 +0000 http://mattellis.com/blog/?p=1030 2013_HandmadePack_Article_560x260Matt’s limited edition release of “Births, Deaths & Marriages” has been featured in the new edition of “Handmade Packaging Workshop”. The publication showcases the best in custom packaging from around the world and is now available at Amazon.

712efHWOHQL._SL1000_500 signed, handmade CD-packs showcasing Matt Ellis’ album, “Births, Deaths & Marriages” were released one year following the albums original digital launch. Designed by the artist, this memento box contains the first pressing of “Births, Deaths“, custom buttons, handwritten lyrics, six photos spanning his life and career plus a few other surprises. Each pack is unique, personally signed, numbered and available for $20. A few limited edition packs are still available here in the store and at shows.

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