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Here’s an exclusive new Matt Nathanson song from Show Me Your Fangs

Matt Nathanson has been plugging away for two decades, playing for a dedicated fanbase and occasionally popping his head into the mainstream. (You may remember 2009’s “Come On Get Higher.”) The singer-songwriter just announced the October 2 release of a new album—his tenth—and it’s called Show Me Your Fangs. (Pre-order the CD and/or vinyl right here, or digitally here.) His people sent our people the excellent title track, and he sent us an e-mail with his thoughts on the song (and a story about Sleater-Kinney!). Below his words you’ll find the song and tour dates for Nathanson’s upcoming acoustic tour. Enjoy.

When Sleater-Kinney was getting ready to put out their reunion record last year, I was reading all the reviews of it and getting super excited. I thought “How cool would it be if they called their new record Show Me Your Fangs?!” I just thought that would have been amazing… and, surprise, surprise, that WASN’T the title. So I took it for me. I got a song and an album title out of Show Me Your Fangs, especially once I found Angela Deane’s AMAZING painting that’s on the cover, it all totally clicked. I love this song. I love how dirty the groove sounds and how it’s just a dog-pile of words. Also, it’s always super rewarding when I’m able to describe someone exactly the way I see them. This song totally does that for me… especially the “dumpster-diving primitive heart” line. Ouch!

2015 Fall Acoustic North American SOLD OUT Tour

9/28 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

10/1 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/2 - Pawling, NY @ Darryl’s House
10/3 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall on Queen Street
10/4 - Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
10/6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/7 - Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere Music Hall
10/9 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/10 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/11 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic (5pm show)
10/11 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic (8pm show)
10/13 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
10/14 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
10/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/17 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
10/18 - Evanston, IL @ SPACE
10/19 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
10/20 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
10/22 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
10/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/29 - West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
10/30 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

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