The Matches–A Band In Hope–Epitaph

The Matches
A Band In Hope
ADDS 4/1/08

The Matches are four nonsmokers with radically different dietary habits, unified by the love of stepping into brand new socks, and amateur voodoo. The band’s new record, A Band In Hope (March 18, 2008), will be their third on indie label Epitaph, preceded by Decomposer (September 2006) and E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals (2004). Both A Band In Hope and Decomposer are the result of the band’s collaboration with myriad producers: Tim Armstrong, Nick Hexum, Mark Hoppus, John Feldmann, the Wizard Miles Hurwitz, Matt Radosevich, Mike Green, Paul Ruxton, John Paulsen, and it’s rumored even Teddy Roosevelt’s ghost, brought their talents to the record. The video for “Salty Eyes,” Decomposer’s opening track, was named the number-one video of the week by the editors of, described on as “one of the best videos we’ve seen all year, and was named the runner-up AlternativePress reader’s choice video of 2007.”

TRY: #1, 2, 3, 11, 12 – DIRTY: #13
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