May 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Joe Mattzie – This Box Makes Noise

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Joe Matzzie

This Box Makes Noise

There’s Been A Publishing/ U.S. Records

Street: 05.06

Joe Matzzie = Blitzen Trapper + Tyler Lyle

First things first: Joe Matzzie has a love for music. The inside of his newest album cover reads, “This record was made with love.” This singer/songwriter stays perfectly in tune with what he does best. He plays guitar riffs and chords that start and stop abruptly—the kind that are characteristic of modern folk styles. There are a few similar-sounding tracks, but, in general, Matzzie is incredibly versatile. He plays top tracks like “California Dreamin On Ya,” that are performed con brio with a unique rhythm. While keeping it simple and rhythmic, he also plays tracks like “Dies Irae” that showcase his talent to serenade in foreign languages. –Lizz Corrigan

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