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The Glory Holy

by The Mattoid

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I'm Gonna 03:00
Melankholic 02:56
Paradise 02:38
Easy Livin' 03:35
Angel Field 05:13
I Am Here 04:05
Suicide 04:05
Hey Dude 03:57


Much has been said about THE MATTOID, and there's much more to consider about the wandering Finn. His glory has gained strength in the three years since the party people started shouting "PARTY TIME" for "Party Time." It started with the barflies, we thunk. However, at the Toid's debut concert at Nashville's, The Sutler, we noticed, with much joy, that it's easier to shuck a sea cucumber than to stereotype the "Average Mattoid Fan." The boppers were there, but also the "long hairs" and the "geeks," the "nursing home set," the blue jean babies, the important people and the folks who make them important. One looker on, who might have just walked out of 'Indie Fancy' said, "You would figure that most of these folks would be home watching 'Who Wants to Marry My Dog?' Another glorious thing caught our attention. The Mattoid was really cool. His hot style and intuition raised the eyebrows of "the biz." Word on the street is the Mattoid could gain fame in Youtube clips. The bloggers, web zines, and e-publicists harpooned Mattoid and the emails started ringing. Existence, Mattoid, and pals are singing like a barber shop! There is a magnificent waft engulfing The Mattoid this very moment. The joy that he gets when people love what he does is his to savor. Your party is our party. And so, speaking for The Mattoid, we unpretentiously welcome you to witness THE GLORY HOLY!


released April 8, 2008

The Mattoid - Words, Music, Singing, Sango Guitar
Loney John Hutchins - Bass, Keys, Sounds, Singing
Ben Martin - Drums, Percussion, Firecrackers
William Tyler - Lead Guitar, Melodigrand
Lauren Brown - Singing, Digital Kazoo, Choreography


Deanna Varagona - Baritone Saxophone
Lindsay Weaver - Violin
Dan Sommers - Toy Trumpet

Ville Kiviniemi is The Mattoid

Live, basic tracking recorded at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco CA, with Jay Pellicci Engineering and Ian Pellicci assisting.
Overdubs, “Breaking Wind” and “Plastic Spastic” recorded at the teacher’s lounge, Nashville, TN by Loney John Hutchins with assistant editing by Ryan Norris.

All words, music by Ville Kiviniemi (Infinity Cat Music / Appalachia Music) except for “Mrs. Fisherman” - V. Kiviniemi/J. Kelsey, “Easy Livin” - Dee Washurn/V. Kiviniemi, “Breaking Wind” - Demo/ Adie/ V. Kiviniemi, and “Plastic Spastic” - Paleface/ V Yelding/ V. Kiviniemi
“Hey Dude” - adaptation of “Hey Joe” by Billy Roberts (Third Palm Music)

The Glory Holy was mixed, mastered and produced by Loney John Hutchins

Cover and back bio photo by Adrian Rose
Design and layout by Pierrette Noel Abegg

© 2008 Cleft Music/ Infinity Cat Recordings

Thanks to: The Acklen House, Sunflower, WRVU 91.1, The Springwater, Doyle Davis, Grimey’s, The Basement, The End, Richie Kirkpatrick, Ghostfinger, Dallas Thomas, Julian Rogers, Grandpalace, Infinity Cat, JEFF, Automusik, The HiTone, Doug Stanhope, Benny Hinn, Be Your Own Pet and Turbo Fruits, Adrian Rose, Ham 1, Team Clermont, Paleface, Jeremiah Strange, Vanessa Scholle, Dave Cash, John Vanderslice, Vadan and Stacey, Tim Rush, Sadie Harris, Drew Jackson, Ryan Norris, Matt Swanson, Elise Tyler, Brynne Bowden, Michael Carter, The Hutchins, and The Glory Holy.


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The Mattoid Tampere, Finland

Freak folk rocker from Helsinki, by way of London, by way of NYC, by way of Nashville. He calls his signature guitar rhythm, "sango."

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