Animal Boy Review

Well, the first review of my new CD ‘Animal Boy’ is in…check it out!

“I don’t know what takes more guts for a singer-songwriter:  covering Journey’s all-time wimpiest power ballad without a trace of hipster irony, or giving equally honest props to Wal-Mart.  Matt the Electrician (aka Matt Sever) does both on Animal Boy, which opens with a disarmingly sincere acoustic take on “Faithfully,” and later finds him thanking a minion of the chain store evil empire for some particularly fine (and day-saving) customer service in the auto department.  That’s the extent of the surprises you’ll find here-unless, of course, you’re new to the wonderful world of Matt the Electrician’s music, distinguished by his warm, raspy voice and playful mix of wry-but sweet lyrics, buoyantly hummable melodies and a veritable toy box full of musical instruments (banjolele, Wurlitzer, frying pans, etc.)  If that’s the case, Animal Boy will charm your lights out.  And if you’re already aquainted with Mr. Matt’s work, make room on your shelf for his best record yet.  No complaints here.”-Richard Skanse, Texas Music Magazine