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Matthew Sweet premieres new song “Circle”, taken from first album in six years — listen

Tomorrow Forever arrives later this week

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    Photo by Evan Carter

    Matthew Sweet, power pop icon of the ’90s, is gearing up to release his first album since 2011. Dubbed Tomorrow Forever, it’s a record grounded very much in his roots — it serves as his first since moving back to Nebraska and is meant to hearken back to his commercially successful 1991 album, Girlfriend. Its running themes, too, are inspired by Sweet’s personal life, especially the tragic passing of his mother.

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    The latest single off Tomorrow Forever, “Circle”, doesn’t deal explicitly with death, but does contemplate the existence and shelf life of love. “’Circle'” is like a circle of hope for bliss,” Sweet tells Consequence of Sound of the thumping power pop cut. “Is there time left? Yes! Can it be known? What is it like to be love?”

    Hear it down below.

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    Tomorrow Forever is out June 16th through Sweet’s own Honeycomb Hideout label. It boasts a hefty list of guest contributors, including guitarists Jason Victor (Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3) and Val McCallum (Jackson Browne), as well as The Bangles’ Debbi Peterson and The Zombies’ Rod Argent. Pre-order it via iTunes, Spotify, or Amazon.

    Tomorrow Forever Album Artwork:

    Tomorrow Forever Tracklist:
    01. Trick
    02. Entangled
    03. Pretty Please
    04. You Knew Me
    05. Circle
    06. Haunted
    07. Country Girl
    08. Off the Farm
    09. Nobody Knows
    10. The Searcher
    11. Music For Love
    12. Bittersweet
    13. Come Correct
    14. Finally
    15. Carol
    16. Hello
    17. End Is Near

    Matthew Sweet 2017 Tour Dates:
    07/08 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    07/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    07/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    07/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
    07/13 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
    07/14 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
    07/15 – Springfield, IL @ Bedrock 66 Music Fest
    07/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
    07/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
    07/20 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
    07/21 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
    07/22 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
    07/23 – Houston, TX @ Heights Theatre
    07/25 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
    07/26 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
    07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
    07/28 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery
    07/29 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
    08/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
    08/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    08/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
    08/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
    08/21 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
    09/07 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
    09/08 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head on Stage
    09/10 – New York, NY @ City Winery
    09/13 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
    09/14 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
    09/15 – Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain
    09/16 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    09/17 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall
    09/19 – River Fall, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
    09/20 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
    09/21 – Wilmington, DE @ The Queen
    09/22 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
    09/23 – Port Washington, NY @ Landmark on Main Street
    09/24 – South Orange, NJ SOPAC

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