Matt Nathanson Chipping Away At New Material

Matt Nathanson updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@mattnathanson) on Wednesday (July 15), talking about writing material for a follow-up to his sixth album ‘Some Mad Hope’. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Over the last 2 weeks, in between our shows, Mark has come up from LA to work on new songs. And along with an unhealthy amount of Disney Channel watching.. Don’t ask.. We got some really great sh** done. No lyrics yet, but we have about 7 or 8 songs dialed in…. The lyrics are always the last ones to the party. And until they come, I’m just chipping away. Accumulating bits and pieces. Stealing.

Matt Nathanson ‘Falling Apart’ Video

Matt Nathanson is out with the music video to his new single ‘Falling Apart’, off the Lexington, Massachusetts singer songwriter’s sixth studio album ‘Some Mad Hope’, out now on Vanguard Records. Watch the Samantha Grant directed video below.

Matt Nathanson Buys A Folding Bike

Matt Nathanson updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@mattnathanson) on Saturday (April 11), talking about a new purchase. The ‘Car Crash’ singer writes:

I bought a folding, travel bike last night in Denver. Very eco-warrior of me, I know. Lugging my mountain bike out every tour sucks and it costs too much to ship it back and forth from home. So I bit the bullet and went to REI before the show. The bike is wild. It has tiny tires, and hinges. And it collapses to the size of a suitcase. Preferably not with me on it… but that remains to be seen. I definitely have fears of eating one to many Ho-Hos and having that sh** clamp down on me, mid-ride. I’m thinking I’ll take it gingerly until we become friends.

And it is not the coolest looking thing in the world, but we on the cutting edge of hip… we are not vain. We are revolutionaries. And revolution, my friends, ain’t pretty.

Tiny, folding bikes unite… tonight we ride!

On TV: Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Ashley Tisdale

Pop acts on television this week include:

Matt Nathanson performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.

Britney Spears’ mother Lynne visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Monday.

Olivia Newton-John visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Tuesday.

Jason Mraz performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Ashley Tisdale appears on ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Thursday.

Matt Nathanson Always Wanted To Be In KISS

Matt Nathanson appeared on Current TV to discuss his latest album ‘Some Wild Hope’, his association with Jessica Stone, and heading on tour with Jessie Baylin. “I grew up at a time when KISS was really cool,” Matt said. “And I always wanted to be in KISS. I wanted to spit fire and wear leather pants. Then there was this movement that happened, a new folk movement with Tracy Chapman, 10000 Maniacs, and the Indigo Girls kind of showed up at the same time. I was like, I don’t need to be in a band. I don’t need anybody. I could just get an acoustic guitar, and I could just write songs. It was totally like a move to lonerville.” Video has since been removed.

Matt Nathanson ‘Come On Get Higher’ Video

Matt Nathanson is out with the music video to his new single ‘Come On Get Higher’, from the Lexington, Massachusetts singer songwriter’s sixth studio album ‘Some Mad Hope’, out now on iTunes via Vanguard Records. Watch it via Yahoo! Music below.

Scheduled Pop Acts On TV This Week

Scheduled pop acts on television this week, many of which probably won’t appear due to the writer’s strike, include:

Matt Nathanson, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday

Natasha Bedingfield, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday

Backstreet Boys, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday

Colbie Caillat, who performs on ‘TRL’ and ‘The View’ on Wednesday

Five for Fighting, who perform on ‘Today’ on Thursday

Piers Faccini, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday

Matt Nathanson Performs On ‘The Saturday Early Show’

Matt Nathanson visited ‘The Saturday Early Show’ last weekend to talk about his live shows and perform ‘Car Crash’ during their Second Cup Cafe. Nathanson’s eighth album ‘Some Mad Hope’ is out today. Watch the performance via CBSNews.com below the cut. (more…)

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