Monday, January 2, 2012
Charlotte band signs with major label
"We signed to Columbia last week," he reports. The label has not yet made a formal announcement. Brown says the group, which includes his wife Ashlee Hardee Brown, will take the next five months to work on its major label debut. He predicts a late Spring/early summer release.
Matrimony's 2010 EP "The Storm & The Eye" received critical praise and the band has become a local favorite. While based in folk and Americana, it goes for a anthemic big band sound reminiscent of another ensemble led by marrieds - Arcade Fire with Brown's Irish roots shining through. Brown was in the band Airspace, who blew me away opening for another band (and I can't remember who) at Visulite a few years ago.
Matrimony has toured the US and Brown's native Ireland. You can check out its latest single here.
Posted by Courtney Devores at 4:31 PM