Katie Feeney hosts an episode of PhilaLive and speaks with Matt Longo AKA Thin Lear. A Queens-based indie folk-rock singer-songwriter, Matt announced recently that his new full-length album Wooden Cave, originally set for release April 24 on EggHunt Records, will now be released on July 24, 2020.
Born and raised on Long Island, with years of history in New York, Wooden Cave was recorded amongst various studios across the city. Much like the vastly cultured city of NY, Thin Lear pulls his inspiration from an eclectic history of influence that ranges from Leonard Cohen, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, to Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Sam Cooke, and the leaders of the 70’s: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, amongst a handful of others.
Matt is best described as an eclectic singer-songwriter with alternative sensibilities. His music delivers a plaintive, sweet vocal with lush, ornate arrangements, and very intricate human stories.