Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival, with a sound that was an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Sweet's third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit, with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. His next two records, Altered Beast (1993) and 100% Fun (1995) also reached platinum status.
Sweet wrote and recorded (and sang and performed guitar on) a Journey parody song for an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer forms an ill-fated garage band. Known for his knowledge and extensive collection of Margaret Keane paintings, Sweet was hired as a consultant on the 2014 Tim Burton film Big Eyes. Many of the Margaret Keane paintings in the film are from Matthew's collection.
Sweet recently completed his new album Forever Tomorrow, recorded at his new studio - Black Squirrel Submarine - in Omaha where he now lives. The record will be released on CD & vinyl on June 16, 2017 on Sweet's label - Honeycomb Hideout - with label support and distribution provided by Sony/ RED Distribution, LLC.
Just added: special guest Tommy Keene. Keene's latest release, Laugh in the Dark, is characterized as always by his distinctive flair for melodic guitar-driven rock and brawny power pop, and includes all new material.
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