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Matt Nathanson

As angry as he wants to be

   Matt Nathanson has been around for the last 10 years, but the breaks have been coming his way the last couple. With his live shows burning up the Internet, there is definitly a buzz around Nathanson with his major-label debut already on the shelves. I had the chance to sit down with Matt before his supporting slot on the first night of his latest tour with O.A.R. Listen* as Matt talks about being an aggressive singer/songwriter, why he chose to get on a major label now, and wearing unitards.

1. If the record came out in October, why is the single, "Suspended," now just coming out?
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2. You had been offered label deals before, why do you accept one now?
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3. You have a lot of covers & teases mixed into your set, such as Cheap Trick & Extreme, how do you work them in?
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4. A lot of your shows are posted on the Internet, do you ever listen to them?
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5. How did you get hooked up with Glenn Phillips, of Toad the Wet Sprocket?
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6. You write such pretty love songs, why are you so angry?
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7. What do you think of current tourmates, OAR?
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8. I read that you are a big Kiss fan, how does that equate into your music?
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9. What do you think of The Darkness?
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10. Who else are you listening to right now?
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11. Really, why are you so angry?
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12. I got to say, your online journals are killer, how often do you write them?
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13. In your journal you menion that during a recent acoustic show, the band Ingram Hill owned the stage like Tesla...any chance we get a little "Love Song" tonight?
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14. Have you ever screwed up on stage and called the wrong city out?
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15. How important are the live show tradings to your career?
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16. You sound like a synical guy, are you in fear of being dropped?
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17. How did you get hooked up with the American Wedding soundtrack and was it disappointing to be covering a song instead of playing one of your own?
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I want to thank Matt for taking the time to talk with me. Keep your eye up for when Matt comes to your town, as the cat is always touring.

Drop us a line to let me know what you think of what Matt said or just to tell us how much we suck! Email me at matt@empyrelounge.com