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DECOMPOSER, the new full-length album from The Matches, hits the streets on 09/12/06! It's got 13 all new compositions produced by Mark Hoppus, Jon Feldman, Tim Armstrong, Nick Hexum, Brett Gurewitz and more. Here's some album art, the full tracklisting, mp3s and more to keep you going until then.

When Matches singer Shawn Harris opens new album Decomposer with the lines "Do you belong to a song, does it drag you along by the top of your lungs?" it's no idle question. Waltzing across chamber strings that quiver like a tearful lip, "Salty Eyes" feels at first like a simple song of ruined love, but is really a lovesong from a band whose lives have been saved by music to its fans. An album filled with smart, literate songs that reveal a depth of listening uncommon in guitar bands, from the up-to-the-moment clubthrob slipped into "Drive" and "You (Don't) Know Me," to the theatrical settings of "Salty Eyes" and "The Barber's Unhappiness" that hint at past listens to Bowie and Queen. De...



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No: #86815

US Rel. Date: 09/12/2006

EU Rel. Date: 09/11/2006

Type: Full


Editorial Reviews


I am going to be up-front with you right now: This band is not for everyone. In fact, there are a good many of you that are going to straight up hate...


Staff Rating: **** When the Matches first hit the scene with E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals, they were basically playing straight-up pop-punk,...


User Comments

Average Fan Rating: 4.67




A million out of 10

Salty Eyes has to be my favourite, it sounds like some sinister carnival! This album has all the weirdness of shawn (which is alot!!) yet all the raw feelings any album needs to express. Each song tells an important story, of their past... they're bearing their souls for their fans and i love it!!
Performed live the songs have such a poignancy (sp?) that i am in love with this album already, and i've got it on repeat!



A total change...4 THE...

The new album has blown me away. They changed alot of their sound. It takes balls to go away from the sound that made you so popular but the boys were able to pull it off. I waited so long for the album and it was worth every minute of it. I cant wait to see them perform all the new stuff live.



A true work of art

If you like any of the bands on epitaph, then you are going to want to buy this record. There are so many different sonds on this cd, because of the passion that went in to the making of this cd not only by the band but also by the nine producers (who worked for credit on this record)! This cd is full of passion for music and great work!!

When listen to this album it makes me happy.




def. rad, the matches include a little bit of everything to satisfy everyone's needs. there's crazy music, music for relazing, and just awesome music.

i have found that i really like sunburn vs. the rhinovirus, and drive. um drive's lyrics are so cool...they just about make me pee my pants. my lil bro likes salty eyes, and i also like my soft and deep. i mean who can compete with words like "i creep with the grace of an ice cream truck."?




sounds like!

michael jackson making porn music!



The new CD is fucking incredible. Because of the long wait, I wasnt sure what to expect but I was definitely impressed with the outcome. The sound is a slightly different but it' still has the same Matches sound that we know and love. If you havent seen this band live, get on it. I guarantee you wont regret it.

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