More Empire Days

The Welcome Matt

"More Empire Days" written in November 2016 and recorded before the presidential inauguration of 2017. Themes of realization and hope criss cross throughout this new work with thoughtful music nods to indie rock history.

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Popjunkfluff and Hype

The Welcome Matt

Ten songs modern rock songs for the modern age that could have easily been floating on the airwaves in late seventies early eighties.

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Karma

The Welcome Matt

“KARMA” the new R.E.M/U2 flavored single produced by Bay Area veteran producer MATT BOUDREAU. Available now through out the digital universe and included on the upcoming WELCOME MATT compilation CD “THE PANHANDLE YEARS” due out this August 2012.

“KARMA” the new R.E.M/U2 flavored single produced by Bay Area veteran producer MATT BOUDREAU. Available now through out the digital universe and included on the upcoming WELCOME MATT compilation CD “THE PANHANDLE YEARS” due out this August.

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The Panhandle Years

The Welcome Matt

An articulate rolling, rocking, melodic, journey. Where Americana and Britpop have agreed to agree. With 18 songs from 7 albums, this collection paints an articulate aural landscape of this prolific San Francisco singer songwriter.

An array of some of the best songs from THE WELCOME MATT from the last decade, including the new single"KARMA". With 18 songs from 7 albums "The Panhandle Years" paints an articulate aural landscape of this prolific San Francisco singer song writer.

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Members of Sound, Vol. 14-24

The Welcome Matt

INGREDIENTS -The last 11 singles of The Welcome Matt's "Members Of Sound" project. Released monthly between August 2010 to June 2011. A blend of Brit pop and Americana, crafty lyrics and sing along melodies to keep any music fan tuned in and turned on.

songwriter Matt Langlois, A New England native turned San Francisco resident, indie rock folk singing song writer poet do after playing in 5 different bands, wandering the earth, performing in endless cafés, bars, living rooms, clubs, working construction, setting tile, surviving the San Francisco underground party scene, releasing seven CD’s (5 as The Welcome Matt/2 with Hey!Brontosaurus) and investing every dime into music to the verge of bankruptcy?

He starts a musical project called Members of Sound, releasing a song a month over 2 years, teams up with hotshot San Francisco music booker KC Turner and begins collaborating with well established dance choreographer Christine Cali/CALI & CO dance on a full length dance/music performance extravaganza called Move Thru Me.

Members of Sound started out as just another late night idea on tour in West Hollywood. Now over 2 years down that road, the project has more than fulfilled Matt’s main objective, to stay creative and tell the tale of the musician’s journey. Members of Sound songs have been downloaded all over the world and have caught the attention of many, including, Peter Finch’s “FOG FILES” on KFOG 104.5, San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest radio station. The Members of Sound song “Move Thru Me” was the title and theme of a 3-day dance/music performance in San Francisco’s Mission Theatre in February 2011.

After playing 100 some odd gigs, creating a duet and video for “You Are The Chords” with singer/songwriter Megan Slankard, working with 20 different musicians and an array of producers who have worked with artists such as Four Non-Blonds, Dan The Automator, Train and Galactic, The Welcome Matt’s Members of Sound has neared the finish line, with a sold out performance at San Francisco’s favorite hipster live music venue Café Du Nord, yet the endeavor is far from over. In addition to all 24 MEMBERS OF SOUND singles being released on CD’S VOL 1-13 and VOL 14-24, a conceptual Members of Sound CD with bonus tracks and special guests is in the works for 2012, along with new videos, and national tours.

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Members of Sound, Vol. 1-13

The Welcome Matt

INGREDIENTS -The first 13 singles of The Welcome Matt's "Members Of Sound" project. Released monthly between July 2009 to July 2010. A blend of Brit pop and Americana, crafty lyrics and sing along melodies to keep any music fan tuned in and turned on.

What does singer/songwriter Matt Langlois, A New England native turned San Francisco resident, indie rock folk singing song writer poet do after playing in 5 different bands, wandering the earth, performing in endless cafés, bars, living rooms, clubs, working construction, setting tile, surviving the San Francisco underground party scene, releasing seven CD’s (5 as The Welcome Matt/2 with Hey!Brontosaurus) and investing every dime into music to the verge of bankruptcy?

He starts a musical project called Members of Sound, releasing a song a month over 2 years, teams up with hotshot San Francisco music booker KC Turner and begins collaborating with well established dance choreographer Christine Cali/CALI & CO dance on a full length dance/music performance extravaganza called Move Thru Me.

Members of Sound started out as just another late night idea on tour in West Hollywood. Now over 2 years down that road, the project has more than fulfilled Matt’s main objective, to stay creative and tell the tale of the musician’s journey. Members of Sound songs have been downloaded all over the world and have caught the attention of many, including, Peter Finch’s “FOG FILES” on KFOG 104.5, San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest radio station. The Members of Sound song “Move Thru Me” was the title and theme of a 3-day dance/music performance in San Francisco’s Mission Theatre in February 2011.

After playing 100 some odd gigs, creating a duet and video for “You Are The Chords” with singer/songwriter Megan Slankard, working with 20 different musicians and an array of producers who have worked with artists such as Four Non-Blonds, Dan The Automator, Train and Galactic, The Welcome Matt’s Members of Sound has neared the finish line, with a sold out performance at San Francisco’s favorite hipster live music venue Café Du Nord, yet the endeavor is far from over. In addition to all 24 MEMBERS OF SOUND singles being released on CD’S VOL 1-13 and VOL 14-24, a conceptual Members of Sound CD with bonus tracks and special guests is in the works for 2012, along with new videos, and national tours.

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Right Outside Your Door

The Welcome Matt

Indie rock, Acoustic Rock

The Welcome Matt’s much anticipated fourth and finest album entitled ‘Right Outside Your Door’ is here! Fronted by Matt Langlois, a New England native and longtime San Francisco transplant whose stage persona is reminiscent of Pete Townsend and Ray Davies and whose songwriting is in line with John Lennon and Jeff Tweedy. The band features Rob Sherman on guitar, Rick Munoz on drums and Andrew Lion on bass. The first track entitled ‘Longing’ includes Tucson inhabitant Jacob Valenzuela from Calexico on horns. As well as a guest appearance on “On The Ocean” from Prince/Sheila E keyboardist Rose Ann Dimalanta.

Matt is a natural storyteller with an expressive voice. He delivers an edgy, honest blend of indie/rock & folk/rock and his front man talents and songwriting skills are evident. He has been immersed in the local music scene since his move to SF in ’96 and has found a dedicated following and critical acclamation. The Welcome Matt has been featured on FOX and NBC and ‘In San Francisco’, a track off his second record, ‘Empire Days’ received airplay on KFOG 104.5FM and was included on the 2004 KFOG’S Local Scene CD. “In San Francisco” can also be heard during Giants baseball games in Pacific Bell Park.

www.welcomemattmusic.com www.myspace.com/welcomemusic

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Coping Mechanisms

The Welcome Matt

A collection of upbeat catchy rock/pop/indie songs. Songs to drive around recklessly to.

"The Welcome Matt" has released their third full length CD........

"COPING MECHANISMS" .

"Give a warm welcome to Matt Langlois and his latest foray into pop smarts. Meaning this is smart pop indeed. The man never keeps still musically and Matt always keeps it interesting throughout. Good references include Elvis Costello & Graham Parker with less vitriol and a solid measure of Freedy Johnston to boot. Chock full of sweet melodies, intriguing arrangements and generally cool vibes."--- Kevin Matthews POWEROFPOP.COM

" While working on 2006's release we came across a whole album worth of material recorded 2 years ago that for several artistic reasons (that I've now forgotten) I put them on the shelf . After redisovering these songs in our current sessions I realized they were worthy of a release. I decided to finish these songs and get them out there with my partner in musical schemes producer/drummer Matt Boudreau. A limited edition CD before the Holidays. I thought the song content would be a positive musical source to counter that depression that creeps into so many people this time of year". Matt Langlois

". The Welcome Matt reflects hints of classic rockers such as Dylan, Steve Forbert and Lennon, yet Matt's diverse vocal styles and musical arrangements are modern and original. Langlois pens insightful, intelligent lyrics that he can deliver with an edgy rasp or silky, smooth inflections." Kweevak.com

"His persona echoes the greats of yore ...quot; Townsend, Davies ...quot; without ever descending to the forced or contrived. A natural storyteller, his phrasing punctuates each lyric, drawing in the eager listener to find out what happens next". TenTonTrollMusic

WWW.WELCOMEMATTMUSIC.COM MATT@WELCOMEMATTMUSIC.COM s second solo record, “Empire Days,” was picked up by Triple AAA megastation KFOG and featured on their 2004 Summer Sampler, alongside Michael Franti of Spearhead and Matt Nathanson. He has been featured on sites such as SongsAlive.org, Kweevak.com and YellowBeat.com. “Empire Days” won music project of the year on Kweevak.com. “The first two Welcome Matt cd’s “The Welcome Matt” and Empire Days” are available through Welcomematt.com, Cdbaby.com, ITunes, and Awarestore.com.

WWW.WELCOMEMATTMUSIC.COM MATT@WELCOMEMATTMUSIC.COM

BIO------------ Enigmatic singer/songwriter Matt Langlois, aka the Welcome Matt, hinted at an early aptitude for music and a knack for crafting melody through an unusual childhood habit:compulsive humming. Even while in kindergarten, Matt distinguished himself by humming to everything, becoming the subject of parent-teacher conferences and causing consternation.

One of Matt's grandfathers, a French Canadian from Vermont, was a conscientious objector and progressive activist who volunteered in soup kitchens (a heritage that would later reemerge in Matt's own progressive lyrics). His mother, a product of the 1960's who was into folk music of the Greenwich Village kind, played guitar while Matt was still in the womb. Matt grew up in rustic South Londonderry, where kids got their rocks off by burning boxes of cardboard and paper in the middle of the road and shooting off rounds in the forest. The Langlois kids were of hardy local stock, and though not poor, were of a different demographic than the kids from out of state who came to Vermont to attend private school and ski.

Ten-year-old Matt's future took a very specific turn when he and his brother received a red acoustic guitar for Christmas. That, along with listening to "Abbey Road" and watching the Beatles "Hard Day's Night," determined that a musician was what he wanted to be. Meanwhile, his folks divorced. Matt was soon working in a series of after school jobs. Summers were spent in Berkeley, California, with Tom, his guitar-playing uncle who had a tile flooring business. Matt began coming home in zippered shirts with the arms cut off, his attraction to California confirmed. Upon graduating from high school, Matt went out West for good.

Matt immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene, playing with the bands Deeper and Miscellaneous M, before joining up with Buddhakowski (a paean to both the enlightened deity as well as the inebriated scribe). Said group released CD, amassed obligatory following, and played uber cool venues such as the Bottom of the Hill in SF and the Viper Room in LA. His songwriting/frontman skills refined, Matt struck out on his own, to favorable early returns. His songs have been aired on two major networks, Fox and NBC. "In San Francisco," a track from his second solo record, "Empire Days," was picked up by Triple AAA megastation KFOG and featured on their 2004 Summer Sampler, alongside Michael Franti of Spearhead and Matt Nathanson. He has been featured on sites such as SongsAlive.org, and his songs are sold through ITunes, Tower and Aware Records.

Though Matt loves to record (and is currently working on a third CD), the stage is his preferred habitat. With a subtly arched eyebrow, thrusted hip, and sideways cock of the head, his persona echoes the greats of yore - Townsend, Davies - without ever descending to the forced or contrived. A natural storyteller, his phrasing punctuates each lyric, drawing in the eager listener to find out what happens next.

What is next for Matt Langlois and The Welcome Matt? He has just released 11 previously unreleased songs intitled "Coping Mechanisms" written pre-Empire Days. Eleven upbeat indie rock songs dealing with the struggle of everyday life. That good old common human experience. This will be a limited release available on CDBABY and in the digital realm. Something for the fans as they await next years new release.

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empire days

the welcome matt

Flipping sounds as effortlessly as a Vegas dealer his cards, The Welcome Matt simultaneously defies the singer-songwriter stigma and fills the niche so well it attains an entirely fresh plane of existence.-- Genevieve Will(indie-music.com)

Enigmatic singer/songwriter Matt Langlois, aka the Welcome Matt, hinted at an early aptitude for music and a knack for crafting melody through an unusual childhood habit:compulsive humming. Even while in kindergarten, Matt distinguished himself by humming to everything, becoming the subject of parent-teacher conferences and causing consternation.

One of Matt's grandfathers, a French Canadian from Vermont, was a conscientious objector and progressive activist who volunteered in soup kitchens (a heritage that would later reemerge in Matt's own progressive lyrics). His mother, a product of the 1960's who was into folk music of the Greenwich Village kind, played guitar while Matt was still in the womb. Matt grew up in rustic South Londonderry, where kids got their rocks off by burning boxes of cardboard and paper in the middle of the road and shooting off rounds in the forest. The Langlois kids were of hardy local stock, and though not poor, were of a different demographic than the kids from out of state who came to Vermont to attend private school and ski.

Ten-year-old Matt's future took a very specific turn when he and his brother received a red acoustic guitar for Christmas. That, along with listening to "Abbey Road" and watching the Beatles "Hard Day's Night," determined that a musician was what he wanted to be. Meanwhile, his folks divorced. Matt was soon working in a series of after school jobs. Summers were spent in Berkeley, California, with Tom, his guitar-playing uncle who had a tile flooring business. Matt began coming home in zippered shirts with the arms cut off, his attraction to California confirmed. Upon graduating from high school, Matt went out West for good.

Matt immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene, playing with the bands Deeper and Miscellaneous M, before joining up with Buddhakowski (a paean to both the enlightened deity as well as the inebriated scribe). Said group released CD, amassed obligatory following, and played uber cool venues such as the Bottom of the Hill in SF and the Viper Room in LA. His songwriting/frontman skills refined, Matt struck out on his own, to favorable early returns. His songs have been aired on two major networks, Fox and NBC. "In San Francisco," a track from his second solo record, "Empire Days," was picked up by Triple AAA megastation KFOG and featured on their 2004 Summer Sampler, alongside Michael Franti of Spearhead and Matt Nathanson. He has been featured on sites such as SongsAlive.org, and his songs are sold through ITunes, Tower, CDBABY and Aware Records.

Though Matt loves to record (and is currently working on a third CD), the stage is his preferred habitat. With a subtly arched eyebrow, thrusted hip, and sideways cock of the head, his persona echoes the greats of yore - Townsend, Davies - without ever descending to the forced or contrived. A natural storyteller, his phrasing punctuates each lyric, drawing in the eager listener to find out what happens next.

What is next for Matt Langlois and the Welcome Matt? Whatever happens, it'll most likely turn up in a song. Whether taking umbrage at injustice or reassuring us that it will all be right in the end, the music of Matt Langlois is acompelling benediction to help us along the way.

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