Major Matt Mason USA
Major Matt Mason USA is the name for songwriter/sound producer Matt Roth’s solo music project. Inspired by the homemade tapes of Daniel Johnston and the writings of Raymond Carver, MMM’s first recordings appeared in self made cassette format around 1994. He as since released 5 full length albums (on CD and CDR) and two 7” singles on Olive Juice Music. 3 of these albums have also been released in the UK on Teenage Fan Club drummer Francis MacDonald’s, Glasgow based, label Shoeshine Records. MMM's music is riddled with influences that range from the paired down songwriting of early Bob Dylan and Neil Young to the more aggressive elements of The Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo. Matt is also a member of the bands Schwervon! and Kansas State Flower. The DIY spirit is a big part of MMM’s art and lifestyle as he continues to carve a niche for himself and others in the ever evolving stew of contemporary American Folk Music.