Matthew and the Arrogant Sea
Barbarella (611 Red River St)
Artists: Matthew and the Arrogant Sea
About: Matthew Gray began his young career as a solo performer playing locally while fine tuning his craft for songwriting. Before long it became apparent that his musical vision included more orchestration and hands; enter The Arrogant Sea. The band's sound continues to grow and grow as they strive to achieve everything they desire. The chances of seeing them play the same set twice are very slim. Matthew and the Arrogant Sea create something new for themselves and the audience each and every time they play live.With the release of "Family Family Family Meets The Magic Christian" the band saw new heights.The record was named one of the best releases of 2008 by the Dallas Observer. Since then the band has toured with Midlake and received great reviews from Paste magazine, Pop Matters, Absolute Punk and Prefix Magazine as well as local nominations for best band, best record, best live act and best song. They've played with Akron Family, Dungen, Loney Dear, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Asobi Seksu, Great Lake Swimmers, The Paper Chase, Woods, Centro-matic, Warpaint, Clem Snide, The Middle East, Women, The Spinto Band, Bettie Severett, The Starlight Mints and many other great bands. 2011 is looking to be a very successful year with the release of their second effort " You Can't Tame A Wild Rabbit " being hailed as one of the most anticipated records by the Dallas Observer.