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Mattiel

Georgia Gothic

Heavenly

Released: 18th March 2022

Picture Disc£23.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 18th March 2022
Indies Only Red Vinyl£20.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 18th March 2022


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In the humid foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a lover cracks an egg against a
china rim and searches its gloss for meaning. Clocks tick in reverse; phones ring out
unanswered; Trojan horses arrive at the gates of the human heart and debts are repaid
in gold dental fillings. Red-leather-clad and pitchfork-wielding in a playful nod to Grant
Wood’s celebrated painting of 1930, Mattiel’s Atina Mattiel Brown and Jonah Swilley
proffer songs which ponder the American everyday of the 2020s, teeth to the flesh of a
tender Georgia peach as they serve up an album tasting more like home than ever
before.
Georgia Gothic, a magic third in Mattiel’s run of full-length albums, was shaped in the
quiet seclusion of a woodland cabin in the north of the Atlanta duo’s mother-state;
“Some faraway place that just Jonah and I could go where there would be no
distractions, nothing else going on, and we could turn everything off and only focus on
writing songs”, reflects Brown. Where 2017’s self-titled debut and its 2019 follow-up
Satis Factory were written with what Swilley refers to as a “hands-off” approach — he
arranging the music and Brown the lyrics and vocals, the two working largely
separately — the making of Georgia Gothic was, for the first time, a truly collaborative
undertaking. “This was the first time we made a point to just be together and work out
ideas in the same room. That was the initial intention … it was about learning what
each other wanted to accomplish on a sonic level, and then just trying different things
out” Swilley continues. “Everything happened backwards. Normally, you’d have friends
that make a band … with us, we started making music from the jump, and then
became homies.”