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Matt Tarka – Stands Out Of The “Crowds”

by Daniel Warren Hill

A former DMV area musician (back in the day we both frequently haunted IOTA), for the last few years Matt Tarka has been putting down roots and releasing new music from his old stomping grounds in Lancaster, PA. His latest single “Crowds” premiered just a little over a week ago on NYC based music magazine & website The Big Takeover and is the followup single to Tarka’s first release of 2021, “Good Morning Sympathy”. This upbeat rock song with soaring slide guitar sets the stage for the track’s lead character intent on ‘manipulating all the crowds,’ and it makes for great art to have these dark lyrical overtones mingled with such optimistic sounding music. 

Like “Good Morning Sympathy” and Tarka’s 2016 & 2017 EPs, Surely Late and Vision Hazy, “Crowds” was recorded with Ted Comerford (Jukebox the Ghost) at Low Watt in Savannah, GA and mixed by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement) at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC.  For the album artwork for this track, Tarka enlisted the services of Harrisburg artist Kelly McGee Curran.

Tarka’s consistent authenticity and earnestness in songwriting and performance continues to appeal to longtime fans and newer audiences alike. Have a listen to “Crowds” below and hear it for yourself.

This song and other great music featured on our site can be found on the
Alchemical Weekly Spotify Playlist 

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Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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