Matt’s Picks


Artist(s): Rose Funeral I first discovered this band when I was in 7th grade, and they still remain in my top favorites. I first listened without prior knowledge to the genre, deathcore, and was blown away from every aspect of this group. From the disgusting lyrics to the melodic, yet insane and technical drumming and guitar work, Rose Funeral quickly became my biggest influence and most played on my iPod.

Local Band: Of This Earth By request of the artists, they wouldn’t like me to release any information of what’s going on with them. What I can tell you, is to prepare your mind for what’s about to come forth. Imagine hearing a sound you’ve never heard before, that simply confuses you, although you love it. Combine that sound with catchy, yet heavy-hitting tunes and other things you could not think of. I credit these two for being some of the most intelligent lyricists I’ve heard, and although no recordings have been made, their music won’t get out of my mind. What you’re about to hear is something you have never expected music to ever sound like, I really look up to these guys.

Movie(s): Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs Awarded “Icon of the Decade” in 2005, Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill (2003-2004), Inglourious Bastards (2009)) is by far one of my favorite independant producers. These two movies have made a pretty nice impact on me as a whole. Growing up and watching these films, early Tarantino shaped my taste in art. As influential pieces, my search for similar films has not been satisfied.

Misc: “Old School” Video Games I’ve spent a lot of my time recently on both buying and playing old video games. My consoles of choice include SNES, Sega Genesis, and Nintendo 64, to name the least. With constant nostalgia on my mind, I’ve put a good amount of time on games like Final Fantasy 2. Dorky? Nerdy? Possibly, but I love it nonetheless.