"Meet Your Match" is a tribute to Michael P. McDermott, a close friend who lost his battle with leukemia in September 2014. These are some of his favorite songs, covered by Connecticut bands.
If you're here to listen, I sincerely hope you'll take a moment to join the bone marrow registry as well. You could save a life:
Proceeds from album sales will benefit a Relay for Life team in Michael's memory.
1. Lys Guillorn - “Turn Your Lights Down Low”
2. Horns of Ormus - "Fade Into You"
3. Million Pound Clouds - “Lay Lady Lay”
4. Dr. Martino - “Night Fever”
5. Nicole Thorp - “Leaving on a Jetplane”
6. Mother Tongue - “How Long”
7. Elison Jackson - “Killing Me Softly”
8. Spectral Fangs - “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)”
9. Neon Leather Drip - "I Can't Go For That"
10. Hiss the Villain - “Round Here"
11. loom - “Harvest Moon”
12. Take Two - “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
released June 1, 2015
So many people made this record possible.
Thanks to the McDermott and Lapuyade families for blessing this project, sharing the word and recommending songs. I love you.
Thanks to everyone who carried the "Meet Your Match" Kickstarter campaign above its goal. Your contributions funded 90 percent of this project. It simply wouldn't have happened otherwise.
Thanks to every Connecticut musician who accepted the challenge to "meet their match" in the form of a cover song. You poured your hearts into a special project for a man you didn't know, and I am deeply grateful for that. I sincerely hope the assignment yielded moments of creative excitement / adventure for you and your bandmates.
Thanks to Tom Bonehead, who was generous with his time, his talents and his space. Among other things, Tom mastered the tracks for the album.
Thanks to Justin Buto for the on-point artwork.
I hope you all had fun.
Thanks in advance to anyone who listens or purchases. The most important thing you can do is swab.
Most of all, thanks to Mike for being a person truly worth celebrating. We miss you. We'll be singing your songs forever.
This is for you, brother.