Matthew Sweet’s new single “She Walks the Night”

The official release of Matthew Sweet’s new album Modern Art is fast approaching. We gave you an exclusive stream of his first single, “She Walks the Night” via Rolling Stone.

Released on September 27 on Missing Piece Records, the tracks on the new album recalls some of this power pop legend’s touchstones: the Beatles, Beach Boys and Big Star.

Sweet on the making of the new album:

“In the past, I’d make deliberate changes of structures and normalize things, but this time, I wanted to make it abstract but still human and natural. He reflects, “That approach gave it a super-personal feel that was really melodic and musical but still different, so I ran with it. And in an odd way, this record feels more like me than anything I’ve done.”

In addition to the excitement over the release of the new album, Sweet has added a few more dates for his upcoming fall tour that include stops in Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Kent, Millvale and Harrisburg. This tour celebrates the 20-Year anniversary of Sweet’s monumentally influential 1991 album release, Girlfriend, which he will perform in its entirety along with his new material.

Confirmed Fall Tour Dates:

October 9 – Park Tavern – Atlanta, GA
October 10 – The 40 Watt – Athens, GA
October 11 – Headliners – Louisville, KY
October 13 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
October 14 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
October 15 – Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
October 18 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
October 19 – Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
October 20 – The Kent Stage – Kent, OH
October 21 – Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
October 22 – The Abbey – Harrisburg, PA
October 25 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
October 26 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
October 27 – Rams Head Tavern – Annapolis, MD
October 28 – World Café Live – Wilmington, DE
October 29 – Avalon Theater – Easton, MD
October 31 – City Winery – New York, NY
November 1 – City Winery – New York, NY
November 2 – City Winery – New York, NY
November 3 – The Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA