Posts with the category “news”
Debrief: Austin Ausley Album Release Show
by Matt Adler on July 29th, 2023
Throw back to Saturday - July 15, 2023 - when I got to play at Austin Ausley’s album release show! Such an epic night.Me and cellist extraordinaire Katie Boyd got to open the show with a concert, which was incredibly special with friends and family watching. Then Jackie not Marilyn played a super fun, groovy set (they were so nice too!), followed by Austin.I was fortunate enough to have played gui...
What's Goin' Down? (Summer 2023 Edition)
by Matt Adler on June 28th, 2023
Holy smokes. We're halfway through 2023! How did that happen??! Life is looking very different right now... but I couldn't be more excited.A Cool Thing!I met producer and friend Mack Damon at the end of 2010. He produced my Rearranged album, and has used me as a session player on literally hundreds of tracks for various artists across different styles. Fun fact: when I was 11 I learned about the W...
The New Digs - The Annex @ Stone Creek
by Matt Adler on May 15th, 2023
I'm thrilled to have partnered with Mack Damon @ Stone Creek Sound. Check out the new digs!
Back to SA we go!
by Matt Adler on July 21st, 2022
Good day friends! Big changes are a-comin'! And I wanted to keep you in the loop.My wife and I are officially moving to San Antonio this Saturday! We are excited to be purchasing a home and digging in roots together. I'll still be working a couple days a week at MANUP, but I'll also be accepting recording/production clients again. Huzzah! Got some new gear and learned some new tricks... I'm excite...
Starting Over in Austin, TX
by Matt Adler on August 13th, 2021
Hi friends! You may or may not know, but I moved to Austin, TX in February 2021 (incidentally, that same day I proposed to the love of my life. We got married this summer!). As we've settled in, I ...
Happy 1st Birthday Collective Worship!
by Matt Adler on March 13th, 2021
Y’all, I can’t believe it. It’s been ONE YEAR since the release of the Collective Worship album. One year since the release, and coincidentally – one year since shelter-in-place kicked in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.It’s been the weirdest possible album release cycle. Normally when an album drops, the artist at least plays ONE time in support of it (and hopefully, many more than that)! My...
Hallels.com – Collective Worship Interview!
by Matt Adler on March 26th, 2020
Read the article/full interview on Hallels.com! Matt Adler, a singer/songwriter, worship leader, and record producer in San Antonio, TX, has just released an album called ‘Collective Worship‘. 57 people from across the country participated, helping write and perform these songs. Brian Scoggin and Chris Huffman from Casting Crowns, Stu G from Delirious, and several other artists all joined together...
JesusFreakHideout – Collective Worship Reviews/Interview
by Matt Adler on March 25th, 2020
Check out JesusFreakHideout.com for 2 Collective Worship album reviews and a detailed interview on the project!Jesus freak Hideout (John Underdown): For those unfamiliar with your work, what’s an overview of your background in music?Matt Adler: My background in music? That’s a long story! As a kid my grandpa told me he’d give me a guitar, but only if I didn’t tell my cousins. I promptly told my co...
Louder Than The Music
by Matt Adler on March 17th, 2020
LouderThanTheMusic.com published a news release for the Collective Worship project! --...
“Collective Worship” is OUT!
by Matt Adler on March 13th, 2020
After over 8 months of effort and the involvement of 57 incredible people from across the United States, I am so very excited to announce that the Collective Worship album is released!Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major digital music retailers! And be sure to share with your friends and family!...
It’s Almost 2020?!
by Matt Adler on December 30th, 2019
Howdy do friends! Can’t believe I’ve been back in San Antonio for over half a year. It’s been so sweet to be surrounded by my people and my family, while at the same time doing life with so many new folks! God is good and has expanded my community in such a sweet way. He’s also provided for me in this season, filling my studio with clients and opening up opportunities to play and lead worship arou...
Holy Spirit of God
by Matt Adler on August 8th, 2019
Hi everyone! I’m so super thankful and excited to announce the first single off of the Collective Worship album – “Holy Spirit of God”. Final vocal overdubs will be done in late August. The tune will be mastered immediately after, and then will be released through all major digital music retailers – Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon whatever, Google thing, and the rest. Expect a September release, but ...
Announcing: COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
by Matt Adler on August 2nd, 2019
Howdy all! I’m super excited to announce that after more than three years, I’m finally embarking on a new album project: Over the last several years I’ve had a stirring in my heart towards original, corporate worship; writing music for the church and worshiping Jesus in community with others. I didn’t know exactly what that looked like, and for the longest time I didn’t even have the songs yet. Bu...
The Scattered EP is OUT!
by Matt Adler on December 2nd, 2016
Check it friends. At long last, the Scattered EP is out! Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major digital music retailers! And be sure to share with your friends and family!This EP has some of our favorite music ever. We are so excited we are finally able to share it with the world! Though it isn’t the original full length EP project that we initially intended, we are thrilled with it. ...
A New Direction
by Matt Adler on May 25th, 2016
Hi all! I know it’s been quiet over on the #ScatteredAlbum update front, but I promise it’s for good reason! I’ve spent days and weeks, even months just contemplating this record. Contemplating my musical future. Spending lots of time in prayer and meditation over it.I love the music that we’ve been working on for this record. It’s got some of my favorite stuff we have ever done. But at the same t...
“Scattered” Single Is Out Now On All Digital Retailers!
by Matt Adler on February 9th, 2016
“Scattered”, the first single from our upcoming #ScatteredAlbum, is now available on iTunes! Fans of The Afters, Phil Wickham, and Crowder will like this song.https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/scattered-single/id1079234968-Matt...
Scattered Album Track List Revealed! Song Story #1
by Matt Adler on September 11th, 2015
Hi all! My goodness gracious, it’s been forever. In case you haven’t noticed, the band (Tony, Dave, other Dave, and Katie) has been laying low the last couple months while I’ve been focusing on some other areas of my life (proposing to my best gal, planning said wedding, and transitioning into a new full-time Worship Director position will do that to ya!). However, we are once again ready to kick ...
Matt Adler Rocks The Block (UTSA Paisano Newspaper)
by Matt Adler on September 10th, 2014
This is just a small snippet of the interview. Read the whole thing at the Paisano’s Web Site! By: Jennifer Vannoy (Contributing Writer)At Rock the Block, you’ll find three things that are crucial to surviving college: food, music and alcohol. The acre of grass occupied by food trucks and picnic tables was bustling with “Block Heads” enjoying their cuisine of choice while listening to the eight-ba...
Songwriter Adler to Show Off New Direction at Palace
by Matt Adler on August 27th, 2014
“Singer-songwriter Matt Adler will return to Canyon with new EP “Stages” at an 8 p.m. Saturday show at Palace Coffee Co., 420 15th St.On his ReverbNation page, Adler said the EP is “a concept album about all the stages of a failed relationship,” somewhat different than his previous music, which was more directly influenced by his Christian faith.“I would say that though I’m a Christian artist and ...
Matt Adler (PopVulture Entertainment Network)
by Matt Adler on August 27th, 2014
popVLTR: You’ve been making moves in San Antonio, how’d you get into music?Matt Adler: I have always been surrounded by music, even at a young age. My mom has always sung in her church choir and my dad is an avid music listener. He has always had a “music room” in each house I lived in growing up, filled to the brim with thousands of CDs and records. He would also…Click here to read the entire art...
In Review: Matt Adler (Violet Banana)
by Matt Adler on August 27th, 2014
As you read in a previous post, we introduced you to and interviewed independent Christian pop-rocker, Matt Adler.Now, we’re going to update you on the amazing things Matt has been up to.Finding a great Christian rocker is often times a hit or a miss. As it is with all music, finding a good balance between religious beliefs and mainstream music can be quite a challenge. However, Matt Adler has…Cli...
Adding to Matt Adler (Violet Banana)
by Matt Adler on August 27th, 2014
Ever since the tender age of 14, singer/songwriter Matt Adler has had a knack for writing songs with catchy melodies, lush instrumental arrangements and memorable harmonies. With influences ranging from brit pop and indie/acoustic artists to classical and eastern sounds, his music always remains interesting and energetic while staying firmly rooted in the indie/folk/pop genre.Matt is a renowned gu...
Announcing the 2014 Stages Tour!
by Matt Adler on May 24th, 2014
Announcing the Stages EP!
by Matt Adler on May 5th, 2014
The Stages EP is done and will be released for FREE digitally on May 13th. RSVP to the Facebook event to make sure you are among the first to snag a copy! –> https://www.facebook.com/events/694050373989741/. Also, keep July 5th open on your calendar! We are shooting to have our CD release party for Stages on that date. If you attend you’ll get a free hard copy as well!...
Teaser Track from the Upcoming Stages EP!
by Matt Adler on April 18th, 2014
What the DEALIO? (RE: Stages EP? merp.)
by Matt Adler on March 25th, 2014
Howdy do! Wowza, it’s been a crazy season. I’ve moved both my studio and home into a new location (ie. the SAME location – I’ll be sure to post some pics when it looks better than it does :/) and it’s been a beeaaarrrr trying to get everything situated. So what does this mean for the Stages EP? I’m glad you asked!Tracking for the Stages EP finished last night. I yelled things into a microphone and...
2014 Goin’s On (So Far)
by Matt Adler on January 31st, 2014
Howdy do errbody! I’m sitting outside, sipping a latté, on the most beautiful day in the history of San Antonio. Today’s a good day, fo sho.2014 has been a busy year already. January has been amazing – I got to work on a film trailer score, produce a progressive rock tune, track some CCM stuff, work on my own Stages EP, and play a fun show at Journey out in Selma… it’s been a blasty blast. Not sur...
Stages EP: What’s the Story? (vol. 1)
by Matt Adler on January 7th, 2014
Stages EP Update!
by Matt Adler on December 4th, 2013
Howdy frans! I just wanted to shoot out a quick update on the Stages EP project! January is the month. Tony, Katie, Dave 1, Dave 2, and I are (am? is? English experts please comment to clear up this snafu) headed to the studio to track this record. Officially, the first recording session is January 2nd. I also have a photoshoot scheduled for the 11th. Huzzah!Three new tunes have been added to the ...
Matt Adler & Ryan Proudfoot – Drive for Five
by Matt Adler on November 23rd, 2013
**Click here to download the MP3 for "Drive For Five" for FREE!** Matt and Ryan wrote a Spurs song in honor of San Antonio’s drive for a fifth championship ring! Click here to download it for free!Ryan’s web site: http://www.ryanproudfoot.com...
New Recording Project Underway: Stages
by Matt Adler on September 26th, 2013
Hi all! It’s been awhile since my last bout of bloggaliciousness. I’ve been trying to let the dust settle after The Sound‘s CD release show. It was such a fun and beautiful experience, I cannot thank everyone enough for their love and support.Over the last few months I went through a relationship that didn’t work out. I realized just a few days ago that at every stage of the relationship, I wrote ...
by Matt Adler on September 13th, 2013
“The Sound” EP Review – SA Current
by Matt Adler on August 22nd, 2013
“Matt Adler isn’t a ‘Christian’ artist—though there is nothing wrong with that—he is a first-rate producer, multi-instrumentalist and alt-pop singer-songwriter who happens to be a Christian. His The Sound EP is a flawless collection of seven dynamite songs (mostly originals, except for tasteful renditions like Gungor’s ‘Please Be My Strength’ and Hillsong United’s ‘Aftermath’) that picks up where ...
…And That’s A Wrap!
by Matt Adler on July 25th, 2013
Hi folks. I’m done. All recording and mixing for my upcoming EP, The Sound, is done. As we speak I’m sipping a celebratory cortado while my mixes upload to Sterling Sound’s servers in NYC.I’ve been working on this project for awhile. I actually had a completed version of it that I… um… hated. So I dumped it and started from scratch, complete with a few different songs, a few different arrangements...
“The Sound” EP Update!
by Matt Adler on July 4th, 2013
Hi everyone! Hope you like the fancy shmancy artwork for my upcoming EP (designed by the super talented Richard Tobin). As you probably know by now, I’ve been working crazy hard on this album and will continue to do so right up until July 26th – mastering day! The project has actually taken a very unique and unexpected turn, style-wise. It’s heading in a very indie direction – cello, double bass, ...
What’s Goin’ DOWN – Apr/May 2013
by Matt Adler on April 9th, 2013
Howdy all,I will keep this short and sweet. Tons of neato stuff is going down over the next month or two! Notable events are listed below –>1) April 12th: Show @ the Angry Elephant w/ Lucas Jack. I open the night with an acoustic set (along with cajon player extraordinaire Dave Brent) and then play with Lucas’ full band to close out the night. Lucas is AWESOME. That is all.2) April 13th: I’m going...
Matt Adler Nicolette Good = Win, Lose or Draw
by Matt Adler on December 7th, 2012
Hi all! Merry Christmas! Have a free single (enter your email and zip for your copy, then keep reading when you’re done!) – A couple months back I played a show at Jack’s with Meiko and Bobby Long. Local support for the show was me and a girl named Nicolette Good. I had seen her name a bajillion times within the SA singer/songwriter circle but I had not yet had an opportunity to meet or hear her. ...
Love Will Find Me DEMO
by Matt Adler on November 15th, 2012
Click here to download the demo MP3 for FREE! Howdy friends! On November 12th, 2012 I wrote a song called “Love Will Find Me”. Two days later I recorded a little demo for your enjoyment!I had a hook and concept for this song for quite awhile – “I won’t be looking for love, cause it’ll find me”. But it just so happened that on Monday the 12th I became inspired by circumstances in my life, so I star...
Kansas City Cassi – “Rearranged” Album Review
by Matt Adler on July 23rd, 2012
GENRE:Indie/PopRockSOUNDS LIKE:Dashboard ConfessionalStraylight RunRATING: 5/5 STARS“Well I am definitely a sucker for a good voice! I think in today’s music the voice is one of the things that is lacking and is why the majority of main stream music simply sucks. However, Matt is a nice change to the ears. Most of the Indie/Pop requests I get lack one thing: talent. Matt has the type of music you ...
“Out of Reach” Acoustic Tour Scheduled for End of October
by Matt Adler on July 19th, 2012
Cool stuff friends. My good friend Whitlee Casey and I are going on tour from October 24th through 30th. We will be going through TX and on through to Nashville.One show is already scheduled! October 24th in Garland, TX (DFW area). Additional dates are forthcoming. If you’d like us to stop by your hometown, hit me up!– Matt...
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