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Each purchase/download includes original bonus tracks Tenaya and Deacon's Son, as well as our 2020 release IDYLLWILD EP!

As the band's name tells you, ​MATTERHORN​ has a passion for climbing heights – both musically, with an alternately soaring and stargazing sound, and literally, drawing inspiration from trumpeter-leader John Blevins' backpacking exploits in Yosemite National Park's Matterhorn Canyon.

Matterhorn's new album ​Uzumati​, a follow-up to its acclaimed, Shane Endsley-produced debut, will be released on October 12, 2018, on ​ears&eyes Records​. With their exuberant jazz harmonies, indie rock touches, Balkan feels and reggae grooves, Blevins and company create an intriguing aural landscape to reflect on mighty Yosemite.

"Our lives are so fleeting--there's a timeline in the mountains of which we really have no conception," said Blevins. "On ​Uzumati​ [a Native American term for grizzly bear], we tried to capture some of that feeling."

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released October 12, 2018

John Blevins - trumpet, effects, synthesizers
Drew Williams - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, effects, Microbrute
Jeff McLaughlin - guitar, effects
Jesse Bielenberg - bass, effects
Nathan Ellman-Bell - drums, cymbals, percussion, Roland SPD
John Doing - percussion, glockenspiel

Recorded at Indaba Music in Queens, NY by Matt Dickey
Edited by Matt Dickey, John Blevins, and Drew Williams
Mixed by Matt Dickey and John Blevins
Mastered by Joseph Branciforte at Greyfade Studios
Produced by John Blevins with Drew Williams, Jeff McLaughlin, Jesse Bielenberg, and Nathan Ellman-Bell
Executive Production by John Blevins and Jon Lijoi
Art/design by Federico Maksimiuk and Rocio Galarza

All compositions by John Blevins © and ℗ 2018 John Blevins Music (ASCAP), except "Fearsome Creatures" by Drew Williams © 2018 (ASCAP), “Mono” by Jesse Bielenberg and John Blevins © 2018 (ASCAP), and "Deacon's Son" by Philip Bradford Barr and Andrew Gilmore Barr with permission from Secret City Records © 2011.

LOVE and THANKS to: Drew Williams, Jeff McLaughlin, Nathan Ellman-Bell, Jesse Bielenberg, John Doing, Matt Dickey, Matt Golombisky, Joseph Branciforte, Fede Maks, Ro Galarza, Maryella Shelton-Dyson, Mantis Evar, Jon Lijoi, Marty Kenney, Olli Hirvonen, Nick Grinder, Marta Sanchez, Brad Mulholland, Jamie Killen, Leah Jubara, Bonnie Birdsell, Kate McLaughlin, Vanessa Machen, John and Rebecca Blevins, Kathy Hinchman, Bill Stessen, and especially Amanda Stessen-Blevins. Special thanks to all of our tour hosts and to everyone who supported our first album. Thank YOU for listening!

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John Blevins' MATTERHORN New York, New York

MATTERHORN is an electrifying confluence of jazz, rock, and the avant-garde led by trumpeter John Blevins. The group's eponymous debut album was co-produced by Shane Endsley of the acclaimed post-rock/jazz outfit Kneebody and released on pfMENTUM records in 2015. UZUMATI marked the band's second LP release and their debut on Ears & Eyes Records in 2018. ... more

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