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Wild Eyes

02.24.2015

"Wild Eyes" Available Now

Wild Eyes

I couldn't be more excited to announce that my new album, "Wild Eyes," is finally out today! Click here to get it on iTunes and here to get a physical copy. Stay tuned for more info on a new campaign we're launching in the coming weeks!
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Matthew Mayfield has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He's quite the unpredictable artist and has been consistently releasing material ranging from haunting acoustic ballads to gritty, southern rock'n'roll since 2008. The Birmingham-based songsmith describes his sound as "a bipolar musical disorder," which seems to fuel his fire for the creative process.

His latest LP, entitled Wild Eyes, is a vast departure from his last full-length album (2012's A Banquet For Ghosts), but still maintains Mayfield's signature sound as well as an evident passion for his craft. "I knew I wanted to explore some new places in terms of the sonics," he says, "but I wasn't quite sure how to get there. There's never a map when I get in the studio. It's gotta feel a little reckless to keep me excited." Most of the tracks on the album were produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional) in a small studio in the heart of Los Angeles' Koreatown. "Being in LA and working with Bill was exactly what I needed. As soon as we hit record, everything started to click and the all the question marks suddenly disappeared," Mayfield says.

Wild Eyes is ten tracks of hook-laden choruses, soaring vocal performances, and songs carved straight from the heart. It is an album that showcases sides of the artist that have never been heard before. Songs like 'Ride Away' and ''Wild Eyes' reveal Mayfield's knack for pop-sensibility, while 'Why We Try' and 'Settle Down' expose the artist's vulnerability in a fresh, uplifting way. "I never want to deliver anything short of passionate, convicted performances whether I'm in the studio or I'm on stage." he says. "I wrote these songs in a number of different head spaces, and I wanted all of them to make an appearance on the record. It's unfair to limit yourself in any creative setting, and once I realized that, all bets were off. I was suddenly doing things that sounded fresh, without having to make any compromises in terms of artistic vision."

02.08.2015

Casting Call

Casting Call

We need a gang of female backup singers for a music video. If you are near the Birmingham area and are interested, please send a photo of yourself to info@2threefive.com. Shooting is flexible throughout this coming week and will only take 10 to 15 minutes per person. Once selected, you will be sent a copy of the song with lyrics to lip sync on screen. If you have any questions, feel free to email 2ThreeFive at the address above. Tag anyone you know that might be interested! The more the merrier. Thank y'all so much!

06.02.2014

"DESIRE" AVAILABLE JUNE 3RD

Desire

Matthew Mayfield's latest single, "Desire," is available June 3rd on iTunes. You can also stream the song here.
- MM Mgmt

05.28.2012

"A Banquet for Ghosts" available now

Album

Hi Everyone. I'm THRILLED to let you guys know that A BANQUET FOR GHOSTS is officially out today. Thank you to all of the fans who've made this possible. Huge thanks to those of you who pledged to make this happen. If you like what you hear, spread the word! A Facebook post, a Tweet, a blog, a YouTube cover...whatever you like. I will do everything in my power to keep giving you great music. The fans keep it alive. I hope to see you at some of my upcoming shows THIS SUMMER!

Cheers.
MM.

Mar 13
9:30 PM
Atlanta, GA
Eddie's Attic
$14/$18
Mar 18
7:00 PM
Mar 19
4:15 PM
Austin, TX
SXSW - Winflo
Mar 19
7:00 PM
Apr 19
6:00 PM
Des Moines, IA
Gravel Road Concerts
$20
Apr 21
8:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
The Cedar
On Sale Soon
Apr 22
7:00 PM
Marshfield, WI
Vox Concert Series
$20-$25
Ages 13+
Tickets
Apr 23
Milwaukee, WI
TBD
On Sale Soon
Apr 24
10:00 PM
Chicago, IL
Evanston Space
$12-$22
Apr 25
Indianapolis, IN
TBD
On Sale Soon
Apr 26
Cincinnati, OH
TBD
On Sale Soon
Apr 27
8:00 PM
Columbus, OH
Rumba Cafe
$10
Apr 28
8:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA
Club Cafe
$12
Ages 21+
Tickets
May 01
7:30 PM
Newtown Square, PA
Burlap & Bean
$15
On Sale Soon
May 02
8:30 PM
$12-$15
Ages 21+
Tickets
May 08
8:00 PM
Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse
$12-$15
May 29
Birmingham, AL
Iron City Bham
On Sale Soon
Feb 01
Orlando, FL
Private Event

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Got the new record yet? Post a screenshot of your favorite song with the hashtag #MMWildEyes to win a signed, personalized vinyl LP. Thank y'all for spreading the good word!
03.03.15 10:22am
I contemplated hyper color, but settled on white. www.matthewmayfield.com
02.28.15 4:34pm
From the studio during the "Wild Eyes" sessions. Which songs from the new record do y'all wanna hear on the road? Dates coming soon. Photo by @calebkuhl #MMWildEyes
02.26.15 3:52pm
NEW: Vinyl/CDs/Shirts at the brand new matthewmayfield.com. Only 500 limited edition gold records will be pressed. Get ya one. #MMWildEyes
02.25.15 4:58pm
In good company this evening. Thank all of you who have spent your hard-earned money on the music. It keeps gas in the tank & my heart inspired to keep making music.
02.24.15 10:39pm
If you prefer it old school (like I do), be the first to get a hard copy by taking a screenshot and reposting with the hashtag #MMWildEyes. Winner will be chosen by the end of the week!
02.24.15 5:01pm
"WILD EYES" IS FINALLY OUT TODAY! Link is in my profile. Repost this photo with the hashtag #MMWildEyes to spread the word & you'll automatically be eligible to win a one-of-a-kind VIP package. Thank y'all for the continued support. Let's make some waves with this one.
02.24.15 12:29pm
"Wild Eyes" - my first full length album since 2012 - comes out tomorrow. I spent a solid year writing & recording this record and now it's finally ready to be heard. You can preview all the songs via the link in my profile. Thank y'all for spreading the word! #MMWildEyes Photo by @plusbob .
02.23.15 4:43pm
Had a blast trading solos with "Slash" last night. One step closer to the real thing. #GunsNRoses #Tribute
02.21.15 2:15pm
Tonight I'll be joining the Guns N' Roses tribute band at @ironcitybham for the song that started it all. Covering for Slash. I just ... couldn't ... resist. #WelcomeToTheJungle
02.20.15 6:51pm
One more week til release day. Here's the back cover/track listing. Preview all of them via the link in my profile. HUGE thanks to everyone who's pre-ordered!
02.17.15 3:21pm
Big bites. #Unclehood
02.14.15 6:41pm
Friday night writes.
02.13.15 10:17pm
Pre-order starts today! Preview all 10 songs from the new album on iTunes & get "Wild Eyes" instantly. Link is in my profile. Cheers!
02.09.15 12:39pm
Casting Call: We need a gang of female backup singers for a music video. If you are near the Birmingham area and are interested, please send a photo of yourself to info@2threefive .com. Shooting is flexible throughout this coming week and will only take 10 to 15 minutes per person. Once selected, you will be sent a copy of the song with lyrics to lip sync on screen. If you have any questions, feel free to email 2ThreeFive at the address above. Tag anyone you know that might be interested! The more the merrier. Thank y'all so much!
02.08.15 4:07pm
Listen/stream 5 clips from the new record due out the 24th. Link is in my profile. Hope y'all dig it. #MMWildEyes
02.06.15 2:25pm
Backup singers for the video shoot today for "Wild Eyes" w/ @2threefive .
02.05.15 3:48pm
[video] Test pressing 1 of 5. After it's approved, there will be 500 Limited Edition LPs of "Wild Eyes" on custom gold vinyl in the oven.
02.03.15 3:10pm
[video] "Nashville, Tennessee" ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• For those of you who like it a little grittier, the rock record is coming this year as well. Release date TBA. Full clip on my Facebook Page. Photo: Courtney Davidson. #TheBlueCutRobbery
01.29.15 3:49pm
Happy 2nd birthday to my niece / spirit child, Louise. Rockin' those new Hello Kitty boots today, Weezy.
01.22.15 3:38pm