Stream the New Single from Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks; Now Premiering via Brightest Young Things
Boost your energy with Brooklyn outfit Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks and their new single "...Don't Mind If I Do!" — an art-pop juggernaut careening through the sky from one note to the next — premiering today on Brightest Young Things.
It's the first taste of the boisterous camaraderie known as Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks. More than enough to tide listeners over until the release of this fall’s Counterpoint EP, “… Don’t Mind If I Do!” is a summer jam that asks all of the important questions: (including but not limited to) — what’s wrong with raiding an abandoned wine cart on a golf course during your walk of shame? And what exactly is a tyrant to do with a chosen few? Not unlike the equally bombastic news cycle, you may just have to tune in and find out.
A lifelong veteran of Providence, Rhode Island’s burgeoning art-pop scene, Matt DeMello escaped his New England home turf earlier this decade, landing at the physical and spiritual midway point between Woodstock and Brooklyn.
His debut solo album, 2014’s There’s No Place Like Nowhere shortly followed. Embracing synth pop orchestras a la Soft Bulletin era Flaming Lips and the broken-hearted piano odes of Antony & The Johnsons, DeMello’s debut documented one man’s reaction to the contemporary landscape or as he puts it, “theme music for someone at a party who feels so utterly alone.”
Armed with capital-S Songs thoroughly road-tested at the legendary Sidewalk Cafe on the Lower East Side, DeMello followed his debut with 2015’s Jennifer’s Appendix, Vol. 1: ‘To The Person I’ll Always Be'. A Nilsson-by-way-of-Guided By Voices indebted creative purge, it was throughout the recording of this follow up where the Significant Looks eventually coalesced. A riotous five-piece backing band featuring New Jersey vocalists Jennifer Nordmark, Liz Wagner Biro, Blaze Pascal frontman Roo O’Donnell on drums, and No Place co-producer Alex Busi on bass, The Significant Looks officially evolved the DeMello experience into something inescapably immersive.