Old Ones: 2009​-​2010

by Matt Leech

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All guitars for these demos were recorded with a classical 6-string through a computer microphone. I did the vocals for these demos when my roommates would leave for work. Doing vocals never gets less embarrassing, especially when you've got a painfully high voice. I worked the drive-thru mic at Burger King for two months when I was 15, and most everyone at the ordering board called me "ma'am."

All these tracks, with the exception of "Slow Move," were later taught to The Alphabet, a band I played in from June 2010 - April 2011. A full-band version of "Repeat" later appeared on one half of a 7" split with Charlottesville-based Invisible Hand as the inaugural release on Funny/Not Funny Records, a label I co-founded with Ben Schlabach and Harper Holsinger. This label still exists today, though I'm no longer affiliated, and the record is still for sale in their online store.


released August 1, 2009

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 recorded May 2010 in the right-hand side of a duplex on the corner of Mason and Cantrell in Harrisonburg, VA.

Trancks 4 and 6 recorded June 2010 on Monticello Ave in Charlottesville, VA.

Cover Photo: View from the 4th story of my hotel room in downtown Monterrey, Mexico, taken June 6, 2010. What a beautiful city. Thank you Tim C. for taking me.



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Matt Leech Harrisonburg, Virginia

My name is Matt Leech and I reside in Harrisonburg, VA, USA. I've been lucky enough to have spent many years playing songs across the U.S. alongside my friends and family. I've been in a handful of bands over the years. Some of these songs are from then, some of these songs are from now, and some of these songs really don't belong anywhere. ... more

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