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Matthew Logan Vasquez amplifies his agitation on new solo single “Same” — listen

Delta Spirit frontman stares down financial strain on soulful new rocker

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    If the early days of 2017 have taught us anything, it’s that life remains an endless succession of things kicking you in the ass and trying to suffocate any optimism that might still lie dormant inside your bruised bag of flesh. The struggle is real, as they say, and few musicians know it better than Matthew Logan Vasquez. On his new solo album, Does What He Wants, the Delta Spirit frontman contends with impatient landlords, financial strains, and other types of agitations that have a way of sucking all the air out of a room.

    But Vasquez’s new single, “Same”, doesn’t succumb to all of the aforementioned pressures. It takes a different angle, rising above them with a strong and soulful melody that stands up to the singer’s best work with Delta Spirit. “Same” — which also features Kam Franklin of The Suffers — is a fun, feisty song that refuses to succumb to despair.

    “This song is about all the financial difficulty I went through that caused my family and I to move in with my mom for most of 2016,” Vasquez tells Consequence of Sound. “[It’s] about confronting adversities in life and how we all go through it.”

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    Does What He Wants is set to drop April 21st via Dine Alone; digital pre-orders are available here, with physical copies available here.

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    Does What He Wants Tracklist:
    01. Same
    02. Fatherhood
    03. Fires Down In Mexico
    04. Tall Man
    05. Red Fish
    06. From Behind The Glass
    07. Old Ways
    08. The Fighter
    09. Headed West
    10. The Informant
    11. House Full Of Music

    Matthew Logan Vasquez 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads 50 *
    03/24 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
    03/25 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge *
    03/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint *
    03/29 – Dallas, TX @ Granada *
    03/30 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
    03/31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
    04/01 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
    04/03 – Pensacola, FL @ Vynil Music Hall *
    04/04 – Tampa, FL @ State Theatre *
    04/05 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
    04/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre *
    04/08 – St. Augustine, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall *
    04/09 – Tallahassee, FL @ Capital City Ampitheater at Cascades Park *
    04/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *
    04/11 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo *
    04/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
    04/21 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
    04/22 – Lynchburg, VA @ Lynchfest
    04/23 – Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
    04/25 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
    04/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
    04/27 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    04/28 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
    04/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    05/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
    05/03 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
    05/04 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
    05/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi First Friday
    05/06 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
    05/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
    05/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
    05/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
    05/18 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    05/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
    05/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    05/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox
    05/23 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    05/24 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset
    05/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban
    05/27 – Denver, CO @ Larimer

    * = w/ Shovels & Rope

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