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matt sokol: the blog. math rock, jazz punk, whatever.
what kind of speakers?

Focal Twin6 Be, Professional Monitoring System. They are sooooo nice.

Good Speakers

I’m subletting a friend’s apartment for a while and he has incredibly good speakers. 

OH MY GOD.

It’s like I’ve never heard music before. Suddenly production seems like the most important thing ever, because if a record sounds “bad”, I notice it so much. It never mattered before on my shitty $60 speakers from Best Buy, or even my decent set of headphones.

The best surprise is that The Soft Bulletin by Flaming Lips sounds AMAZING. It is leagues above any other indie music from the 90’s.

american football

American Football have had a countdown on their website for the last two weeks and it’s done in two hours. If it’s reunion shows, get ready to buy tickets with me for NYC.

Last show of tour kicking off with Pet Jail right now. This set is really tight.

Last show of tour kicking off with Pet Jail right now. This set is really tight.

Today is the last day of the Master Egg tour.

It’s been rad. I’m pumped to record the second Oculesics album after playing the songs live so many times.

Tonight is an early show at Roggies in Brighton MA, off of the green line on the MBTA. Pet Jail plays at 8pm, Oculesics 8:45pm, Autocatalytica 9:30pm. $5 at the door.

Today is the last day of the Master Egg tour.

It’s been rad. I’m pumped to record the second Oculesics album after playing the songs live so many times.

Tonight is an early show at Roggies in Brighton MA, off of the green line on the MBTA. Pet Jail plays at 8pm, Oculesics 8:45pm, Autocatalytica 9:30pm. $5 at the door.

Day off of tour = had a rad time dancing my ass off at Joanna Teters’ senior recital. Last night tomorrow at Roggies in Boston. Tour!!!

Day off of tour = had a rad time dancing my ass off at Joanna Teters’ senior recital. Last night tomorrow at Roggies in Boston. Tour!!!

Thursday night at Heirloom Arts Theatre. Hannibal Montana are destroying right now!!

Thursday night at Heirloom Arts Theatre. Hannibal Montana are destroying right now!!

They say touring isn’t easy. This first tour decided to make that damn clear when my car got towed on the morning of our second show.

Lesson learned: look up every state’s traffic laws when you are coming through on tour. I had no idea NYC required 15 feet of space around fire hydrants. Expensive mistake.

Everything was ok, one zip car ride to Montclair and two days of getting my car back later. 

Tour continues tonight at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford CT. doors at 8pm. Let’s rage!

They say touring isn’t easy. This first tour decided to make that damn clear when my car got towed on the morning of our second show.

Lesson learned: look up every state’s traffic laws when you are coming through on tour. I had no idea NYC required 15 feet of space around fire hydrants. Expensive mistake.

Everything was ok, one zip car ride to Montclair and two days of getting my car back later.

Tour continues tonight at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford CT. doors at 8pm. Let’s rage!

Our car got towed.  That sucked. But Black Dirty are killing it in Montclair New Jersey!! Amazing math rock. Tour day 2 continues.

Our car got towed. That sucked. But Black Dirty are killing it in Montclair New Jersey!! Amazing math rock. Tour day 2 continues.

First show of tour selfie

First show of tour selfie