Matt Skiba – “S.O.S.”

Matt Skiba – “S.O.S.”

I saw Matt’s band Alkaline Trio on this year’s warped tour.  Matt Skiba has put together a series of home demos he made of his songs, and Asian Man Records has released them. Matt’s “S.O.S.” is this week’s MP3 Jackpot winner. I love songwriter demos. It’s so interesting to listen to a songwriter giving birth to a song.

Matt Skiba
“S.O.S.” (mp3)
from “Demos”
(Asian Man Records)

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Matt Skiba – “S.O.S.” (mp3)

Matt Skiba – “S.O.S.” (play)

Asian Man Records is about to release a collection of home demos by Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba. This is the promo single from the collection, and I like it a lot. It’s a minimal rendering of a complete new song, with that sense of wonder and discovery in the voice that make some songwriter demos very special. This is sweet. If you haven’t heard Alkaline Trio’s full-on power pop emo sound, you can catch them on the Warped Tour, like, now.

Matt Skiba
“S.O.S.” (mp3)
from “Demos”
(Asian Man Records)

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Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba’s solo “S.O.S”

Matt Skiba – “S.O.S.” mp3

Asian Man Records is about to release a collection of home demos by Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba. This is the promo single from the collection, and I like it a lot. It’s a minimal rendering of a complete new song, with that sense of wonder and discovery in the voice that make some songwriter demos very special. This is sweet. If you haven’t heard Alkaline Trio’s full-on power pop emo sound, you can catch them on the Warped Tour, like, now.

Matt Skiba
“S.O.S.” (mp3)
from “Demos”
(Asian Man Records)

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Alkaline Trio – “Queen Of Pain”

A funny thing happened to the Alkaline Trio on the way to being one in a bazillion obscure pop punk bands in the wastelands of the post-music business. They got famous. Through relentless touring and real fan appreciation and good songs and energetic live shows, by gosh, they’re gettin’ big the old way, and it’s a beautiful thing. On every stop at this summer’s Warped Tour, Alkaline Trio is one of the more eagerly anticipated acts. Here’s an early cut from their 2002 split with Hot Water Music. It rocks. To hear what they sound like now, after a decade of seasoning, check out their myspace and DL the iTunes 10 Song Warped Sampler. These guys are gr8.

Alkaline Trio
“Queen Of Pain” (download mp3)
from “Split”
(Jade Tree)
Queen Of Pain (play)

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Alkaline Trio Rocks, Then & Now

Alkaline Trio – “Queen Of Pain” (mp3)

A funny thing happened to the Alkaline Trio on the way to being one in a bazillion obscure pop punk bands in the wastelands of the post-music business. They got famous. Through relentless touring and real fan appreciation and good songs and energetic live shows, by gosh, they’re gettin’ big the old way, and it’s a beautiful thing. On every stop at this summer’s Warped Tour, Alkaline Trio is one of the more eagerly anticipated acts. Here’s an early cut from their 2002 split with Hot Water Music. It rocks. To hear what they sound like now, after a decade of seasoning, check out their myspace and DL the iTunes 10 Song Warped Sampler. These guys are gr8.

Alkaline Trio
“Queen Of Pain” (mp3)
from “Split”
(Jade Tree)

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