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This week, we’re proud to feature the music of Matt Lutz, who you may also know as a member of The Herms, a San Francisco band we featured last year. When we interviewed The Herms, Lutz mentioned to us that he had a collection of songs he had written that didn’t fit as Herms songs and passed us an early CD-R version of Seesaw, his debut solo CD.

That Seesaw CD-R quickly became a favorite around The Bay Bridged HQ. The album features greater diversity of instrumentation than on The Herms’ Record Machine, as Lutz demonstrates his ability to apply his unique voice and quirky songwriting abilities to a variety of styles, creating catchy and sophisticated pieces of acoustic folk, Spector-sounding pop, angular rock and straight up-rock.

To celebrate the album’s release, we brought Matt into the studio for a follow-up interview. A great conversationalist, we spoke with Matt for about an hour and a half, about the solo album, his upcoming move to Los Angeles to enroll in a program in a screenwriting program at USC and around a hundred other topics. While we’re sad to see Lutz leave the area, we’re excited about the opportunities he has ahead.

Matt’s bringing out The Herms for the CD release show next Thursday:

Thursday, July 12th
Bottom of the Hill
w/ The May Fire, The Passionistas
9pm, $8

To hear more from Matt Lutz’s solo work, head on over to his MySpace page, and pick up a copy of Seesaw at CDBaby. You can also visit The Herms at their MySpace page and web site.

Thanks for listening!