Sunday, October 23, 2016

Song Of The Week: 10/23/16

Song: "Matt Gallante's Got It Right"

Artist: Latterman

Album: "None Of These Songs Are About Girls" EP

Year: 2000

Place Of Origin: Huntington Station, New York

Years Active: 2000-2007


I'm going by the ear test because I couldn't find the lyrics to "Matt Gallante's Got It Right" anywhere on the net. From what I can hear, it seems this song is about living life the way you want to live it without adhering to outside factors that may try to sway you or direct you into which path you should take. Happiness is acheived by doing what you love to do, not by how successful you are. Though their may be people out there who think they know what's best for you and try to steer you in the direction that they want you to go, sometimes you just have to make your own path and follow your own dreams.

LATTERMAN DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2006 - Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing (Deep Elm Records)
2006 - No Matter Where We Go...! (Deep Elm Records)
2007 - ... We Are Still Alive (Deep Elm Records)


Latterman got it's start back in 2000 in the Long Island area of New York. The band self released the EP, "None Of These Songs Are About Girls" in that same year. 2006 was a busy year for the band as they released two full length albums through Deep Elm Records, "Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing" and "No Matter Where We Go...!". In 2007, the band released what would be their last full length album, "... We Are Still Alive". Citing difficulties with their record label and other conflicts that come with keeping a band together, Latterman decided to pack it in in 2007. In 2011, however, the band did self release a single called "Our Better Halves" which is available for download on their Bandcamp page. They also reunited for a few select shows, including a four date tour of the U.K. in 2012. I'm not sure this will lead to anything in the future for Latterman as most of the band members are active in other projects, most notably Iron Chic, RVIVR and Daytrader. Latterman is a band that features the dual vocal attack of Phil Douglas and Mattie Canino, kinda in the same vein as a Four Year Strong or Hot Water Music. I would say if you are a fan of bands such as Banner Pilot, The Lawrence Arms, Dear Landlord, Dillinger Four or Red City Radio, they you would probably enjoy Latterman as well. At times they can be political and they definitely wear their social concerns and ideals on their sleeve when it comes to content and lyrics. I consider them to be a good band but not great. Perhaps that's part of the reason they lost steam and couldn't hold it together for too long.


1. There's Never Not A Reason To Party
2. Fear And Loathing On Long Island
3. Water Manes At The Block's End
4. Mumbled Words And Ridiculous Faces
5. If Batman Was Real, He Would've Beaten The Crap Out Of My Friends
6. Too Many Emo Days
7. Doom! Doom! Doom!
8. My Dreams About Not Sleeping Until 3PM
9. Yo, Get Into It
10. I Decided Not To Do Them

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