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Matt Tarka Smashes with ‘Comets’

By Jaci Jedrych

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A favorite of Alchemical Records, Matt Tarka, has released another 2020 pre-lockdown track, “Comets.”

After laying down roots in the DMV, Tarka moved from Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania. Just before lockdown in 2020, he began a new recording project, making songs that he planned on releasing throughout the upcoming year. Despite the rapid changes the following year put the whole world through, he continued to record the songs, and is now releasing them. They are almost a time capsule of the world before COVID-19.

His latest release, “Comets,” was recorded with Low Watt Recording, Ted Comerford, Rich Stine, Mitchell Blake Easter, Colourslide. and Old Colony Mastering. It is a dreamy, fluffy, warm track, which he says might be called “a murder ballad of sorts.”

Tarka has shown consistent authenticity with his message and earnestness to express himself, both in songwriting and performance, and his latest track is no exception. Fans of The Mountain Goats or Tom Petty should check out Tarka’s music.

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Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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