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Downward Is Heavenward
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HUM Jul 29, 2019
We are honored to be a part of this amazing event. We hope to see you there. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2nd at 10am PT. Thank you, Deftones !
HUM Jun 23, 2019
Hi friends. Just a reminder that I'll go live at my online store in a few minutes with the blue 180g version of our DiH vinyl reissue. I want to reiterate that it is one per customer, and that it is not acceptable to place a single order and then jump back in line and place another single order. One. Per. Customer. If you are only buying so you can re-sell on the secondary market then you are not quite in the spirit of things within our community and it would be cool if you just stepped back. Thank you for understanding! -mt
HUM Jun 23, 2019
Hi friends. Just a reminder that i will be selling our new blue copies of Downward is Heavenward tomorrow (Sunday) at noon cst. Please note that I have marked all other items in my store as "sold out" for now. I will be able to process orders much more quickly and error free if I simplify things in this way and focus only on the records. Thank you for understanding. See below for a direct link to my store. You are all loved and appreciated so much. -mt
HUM Jun 19, 2019
Oh good. I made my announcement at the exact time my Dreamhost server is being upgraded. Good times. It will be alive 7:00 pm PST. No need to contact me re: this. Sorry about my bad timing and for any confusion. -mt
HUM Jun 19, 2019
Update regarding DiH re-issue round two avail at earth analog records website. Love to all. -mt
HUM Apr 18, 2019
Hi friends. I have an update on the forthcoming second pressing of our vinyl re-issue of Downward. Please visit my label website. Thank you. Hugs. -mt
HUM Feb 16, 2019
Updated DiH vinyl FAQ here. Cheers.
HUM Jan 06, 2019
Hey friends. Thank you so much to everyone. I hope that most or maybe all that wanted one got one. I will keep things moving on the re-pressing front. btw- a few of you mentioned below that you did not receive confirmation emails. I randomly checked and I have your orders. So I think no worries there. Maybe Big Cartel is slow due to volume. Not sure. But if you ordered, I got it, and I will ship! Stepping away from customer service for the day. Gotta work. Because it's a day of the week. Love to all. (Go Bears.) -mt
HUM Jan 06, 2019
Still have copies of the version with the poster avail. Apologies if you wanted the album only! I did my best to calculate the market/numbers for the limited edition poster. It's the same record. You just get a cool hand screened poster with it. Thanks all!
HUM Jan 06, 2019
Hi friends. I set up a DiH FAQ on my website. Please visit it if you have ongoing questions about the vinyl re-issue. And, one last reminder, selling today at noon CST, and I am still hoping that those who have already purchased (particularly those selling in the secondary market) would please not purchase today. And, remember, I will NOT fulfill orders that request more than one record. Cheers, all.
HUM Jan 03, 2019
Hi friends. I'm still on target to sell the remaining inventory of the first pressing if DiH vinyl on Sunday at noon, cst. Some info, and a few requests: * Please do not attempt to buy multiple copies. I WILL NOT FULFILL YOUR ORDER IF IT REQUESTS MORE THEN ONE COPY. * If you have already successfully purchased PLEASE STAY AWAY. Give others a chance. Please. Be nice. * If you are not successful Sunday, please know that I care and that I am working daily to get the next pressing done. I have no further info on the schedule of the re-press currently because the music industry kinda shuts down this time of year. Except in my basement in Champaign it would seem. * I am sorry for the rough start. You are all loved. * If you successfully purchased last Friday please note that most all of the records shipped within a few business days of the order being placed. A few stragglers went out yesterday. If you haven't yet received your order, please give it a few days. * I appreciate all of you and though I generally stay away from the comments section, I can't help but see the nice and supportive things some of you have said. Thank you for your kindness! * your order this Sunday at noon cst at * Cheers. -mt
HUM Dec 29, 2018
Hi friends. I will sell the entirety of the DiH vinyl albums on Sunday, January 6 at noon cst. These should be considered pre-orders, and all records will ship by Feb. 6. Orders will be limited to one copy per order. Orders of more than one copy will not be fulfilled. I am already working on a second pressing.
HUM Dec 27, 2018
Hi friends. Per the plan, I will sell DiH records tomorrow morning from my online store at 10:00 a.m. cst. Thx. -mt
HUM Dec 26, 2018
Hi friends. Just wanted you to know I'll be performing in the NW Chicago suburbs tomorrow night at 7:00. Visit my Facebook page for details. Maybe I'll see you there, or for a post-show beer at the Yankee Doodle Inn? Regardless, Merry Christmas. Love and peace to all. -mt
HUM Dec 16, 2018
Double album. Gatefold. 180g vinyl manufactured by RTI. Lacquers were cut from 1/2" analog masters and an entirely analog signal path was used during mastering and cutting. Side four is composed of three b-sides, and, I'll be damned, "Boy with Stick" is one of them...also cut from an original 1/2" master I had secreted away in my studio. The cost is $35. Add the optional Jay Ryan 12"x12" limited edition print for a total of $50 all in. (Not pictured...because Jay is still working on it. Printing tomorrow I believe. I've seen the initial drawing and it is, of course, beautiful.) I took a copy to the bar Thursday night and listened alone (easy to be alone at the Loose Cobra on a Thursday night, unfortunately) and I thought it sounded great and was also thrilled that all the songs were actually in the right order (because I'm like that and I worry about that kind of thing, as well as everything.) Each copy comes with a little card explaining the mastering process and signed by yours truly...not that my signature is worth the paper upon which it is sketched. I hope you love it. I'll start taking orders Tuesday morning. Bears-Packers kick off in 24 minutes. I'm out. Love you. -mt
HUM Dec 11, 2018
Hi friends. Looks like I'll have a couple pallets of Downward is Heavenward records dropped in my driveway toward the end of the week. I'm hoping to start taking orders Monday or Tuesday of next week (Dec. 17 or 18) pending completion of optional accompanying Jay Ryan poster. In the meantime, I have made available some tour posters from our shows in Grand Rapids (2015) and Athens, OH (2016). Visit Click on "store." This is the same place to which you will travel to order the vinyl next week. Can you dig it? Also, you should come to the Loose Cobra ( this weekend for Indiana NoiseFest. Even though it's in Illinois. Blatz cans are just $2 bucks. Cheers!
HUM Dec 08, 2018
Hi friends. I'll be posting a release date and ordering info for the Downward re-issue here on Monday. I'm in the middle of a fiberglass insulation job in the meantime. Cheers!
HUM Dec 06, 2018
Hi friends. Just wanted to let you know I'll have a few pallets of DiH vinyl re-issues departing California for my house tomorrow. I'll post here when they arrive and when I got my ducks in a row to start processing orders. But just know that I'll be accepting and shipping orders well before Christmas and that there will be no scarcity of records. If you have a question, it's likely I will answer it here with a post in the coming days. So check back. Or come see me at the Loose Cobra tonight or tomorrow night. My shift starts at 6:00 cst. Cheers! -mt
HUM Sep 21, 2018
Hi friends. This is matt. Wanted to let you know about a few things going on in our world here. In no particular order: Our vinyl re-issue of Downward is Heavenward is in the manufacturing stage. Please visit my label site for details: Meanwhile, I'm very happy to let you know we are nearing the end game with our new record. I've got just a but more singing to do and then we'll start mixing in late October. My band mates have done some amazing work and I'm lucky to be part of it. We'll keep you posted here. Lastly, on a personal note, I'm doing a few solo shows in November around the Midwest. Maybe I'll see you around? See below for link. Love to all. -mt
HUM Apr 06, 2018
Parasol Label Group
HUM Oct 24, 2017
Heading out again this week, friends. Hope to see you there. **with Sweet Cobra 10 25 2017 Zanazabar Louisville, KY ** 10 26 2017 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN ** 10 27 2017 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA ** 10 28 2017 The FEST Gainesville, FL
HUM Sep 25, 2016
Hi all. Seems like there's been some confusion. We're playing at 8:50pm tonight at Fox Theater. Balance & Composure, then us, then Touché Amoré. Also traffic is extra nuts due to county fair. Hope you can make it.
HUM Sep 23, 2016
Pomona, California this Saturday 9/24/2016 at the Fox Theater. Touché Amoré / HUM with special guests Balance & Composure. Heading back out to California for one more show before we get back to work writing and recording new music. Looking forward to playing my new Dunable Guitars R2D2 and challenging the sound engineer with unreasonable decibel levels. Sacha makes some of the best instruments on the planet. Give them a look if your on the market for a new guitar or bass. Can't say enough good things. If you're in the area, we'd love it if you came out to see us this Saturday! -Tim
HUM Sep 02, 2016
Looking forward to jettisoning are day jobs for the next week! See you in New York!
HUM Aug 09, 2016
And one in Athens, OH at The Union Bar & Grill on Sept 10 One of the first bars to ever book us out of town!