Matt Nathanson Unveils New Album, ‘Show Me Your Fangs’

Matt Nathanson’s new album Show Me Your Fangs, – his tenth studio recording – delves deeper and further into the complexities and observations of everyday life than any of his previous albums.

Songs such as “Giants,” “Bill Murray,” “Adrenaline,” “Washington State Fight Song,” and the title track tell vivid stories touching on the overall theme of self-identity and how we choose to reveal ourselves.

These vignettes are all offered wrapped in richer, musical textures with Nathanson’s signature seductive hooks.

In as much as these songs have a solemn message, leave it to Nathanson to offer the perfect counter balance with the album’s new single “Gold In The Summertime” with its sultry ‘70s soul groove:

Show Me Your Fangs will be released October 2 on Vanguard Records but starting tomorrow, July 31, fans can pre-order the album via iTunes and and instantly receive a download of “Giants.”

To celebrate the release of Show Me Your Fangs, Matt Nathanson will kick off an acoustic North American fall tour beginning September 28 in Boston, MA through October 30 in San Diego, CA. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31 and each ticket purchased will include a download of Show Me Your Fangs upon release.

Matt shares, “I’m heading out on a super intimate, acoustic North American club tour this fall. After the last few summers of playing big places (which has ruled, btw), and bashing it out with electric guitars, I’ve been missing just playing acoustic guitar and telling stories. So, I’m leaving the rhythm section at home and Aaron [Tap] and I are gonna bust out for the month of October, troubadour-style.”

Show Me Your Fangs track listing:
Gold in the Summertime
Bill Murray
Show Me Your Fangs
Washington State Fight Song
Playlists and Apologies

2015 Fall Acoustic North American tour dates:
9/28 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
10/1 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/2 - Pawling, NY @ Darryl's House
10/3 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall on Queen Street
10/4 - Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
10/6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/7 - Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere Music Hall
10/9 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
10/10 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/11 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie's Attic (5pm show)
10/11 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie's Attic (8pm show)
10/13 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
10/14 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
10/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/17 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
10/18 - Evanston, IL @ SPACE (Society for the Preservation of Arts & Culture)
10/19 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
10/20 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
10/22 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
10/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/29 - West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
10/30 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.