Today, indie rock trio Vern Matz share the lead track off their forthcoming self titled debut LP, due out January 2018. The 405 is premiering “Trampolines” stating, “On their debut single, ‘Trampolines,’ the band melds acoustic folk sensibilities with experimental flair, resulting in one of the most moving singles of the year.” Listen here.
Vern Matz is comprised of guitarist and singer Danny Belgrad, pianist Michael Lituchy, and drummer Noah Silvestry. Not only are they bandmates, they are also all students together at Yale University. Speaking on “Trampolines,” the band states, “At its core, Trampolines is a nostalgic piece that yearns for something that never really existed. It’s like driving through a suburban town and feeling a longing for a time and place that you never experienced. You know you can’t have it, you never did — it’s just this feeling of reaching out.”
The EP was born out of several road trips between New Haven and Philadelphia. In a lot of ways, the EP is about Vern Matz coming of age – as individuals and as a band. Faced with finding a place in the world, the EP is about fleeing from those decisions and trying to ground themselves. Vern Matz says of the record, “Much of the EP is an expression of a feeling of displacement and an attempt to restore a sense of wholeness. There’s a lot of confusion and nervousness in the fact that you don’t know what needs to be restored. We looked backwards a lot to resolve that uneasiness and got very swept up in nostalgia.” The Vern Matz EP was recorded at Miner Street Recordings, produced and mixed by Matt Poirier, and mastered by Greg Calbi and Ryan Schwabe.