Matrimony Announce Columbia Records Debut Out May 6th, Billboard Premieres New Track

Band Has Seven SXSW Show’s This Week, Listen To New Song “Southern Skies” Here:

March 10, 2014 – Today, Columbia Records announces the release of Matrimony’s full-length debut Montibello Memories on May 6, 2014.  The announcement came via Billboard, who also premiered the first track from the album, “Southern Skies,” which displays the band’s “rumbling, finely honed sound.”  The band is headed to Austin, TX for SXSW, where they will play seven shows, including a Paste Magazine day party, American Songwriter day party and the High Road Touring showcase.

Matrimony’s debut EP on Columbia helped launch them onto the national stage, with appearances on NPR Mountain Stage and Music City Roots, as well as praise from Paste, CMT Edge, the Village Voice, Huffington Post and more.   Fronted by husband and wife Jimmy Brown (vocals, guitar) and Ashlee Hardee Brown (vocals, keyboards), the group is rounded out by Ashlee’s brothers Jordan Hardee (drums) and CJ Hardee (mandolin, banjo).  The family dynamic creates a deeply intuitive musical connection that can be heard on record and is even clearer during the band’s live shows.  

Eight of the album’s 11 tracks were recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Brandi Carlile, Cage the Elephant, Eric Church), while the band produced and recorded the other three tracks in their hometown of Charlotte, NC.  Despite having the Nashville sessions halted by a fire caused by lightning hitting the studio’s roof, Joyce and the band overcame the natural disaster and captured Matrimony’s on-stage intimacy by recording most of the album live in the studio.


Matrimony SXSW 2014 Schedule

WED 3/12 - Paste Magazine Day Party @ Swan Dive on 615 Red River St. (set time 3:30pm)

WED 3/12 - Sony Electronics party @ The Market (set time 9pm)

THU 3/13 - Billy Reid/ American Songwriter show @1808 East Cesar Chavez (set time 11:30am)

THU 3/13 - Easy Tiger (set time 2pm)

THU 3/13 – High Road Touring Showcase @ Lamberts (set time 10pm)

SAT 3/15 - SXSW Official Showcase @ Palm Door on Sabine (set time Midnight) 

SUN 3/16 – Conscious Immaturity Show @ Stubbs indoor (set time 5:30pm)


For more information on Matrimony please contact Rob Krauser ( at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361 or Melissa Levine ( at Columbia Records, 212-833-7144