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Matchbox Twenty Reveal "She's So Mean"!
July 30 2012


JULY 30, 2012






Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the world premiere of the companion video to their electrifying new single, âSheâs So Mean.â The clip â directed by Rich Lee (Eminem, Norah Jones, âdebuts today Monday, July 30th at 1pm EDT/10 am PDT on the music home page of YouTube

âSheâs So Meanâ is the first single/video from Matchbox Twentyâs hugely anticipated new album, âNORTH.â The track is already ascending at multi format radio outlets nationwide, already Top 30 at Hot AC. As if that werenât enough, the singleâs recently unveiled official lyric video has already drawn over a million views at YouTube.

Matchbox Twentyâs fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade, âNORTHâ arrives everywhere on September 4th. The album sees the band driving their pop-rock sound further forward, magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have defined their multi-platinum body of work. Matchbox Twenty â Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale â lived together last summer in a house in Nashville where they collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among the bandâs finest, with songs like âOverjoyedâ and âPut Your Hands Upâ marked by Matchbox Twentyâs instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.

Thomas will be seen this fall as a mentor on the upcoming third season of NBCâs smash singing competition, The Voice. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter â who recently co-hosted an installment of ABCâs LIVE! With Kelly â will join Cee Lo Greenâs team, working with contestants and giving them tips before their performances. The Voice premieres September 10th on NBC (check local listings).

In addition Matchbox Twenty have just been announced as headliners at this yearâs iTunes Festival in London. They will perform at Camdenâs famed Roundhouse on September 19th. The band joins previously announced artists Pink, David Guetta and Deadmau5 to name a few.

âNORTHâ follows Matchbox Twentyâs most recent release, 2007âs CRIA gold certified âEXILE ON MAINSTREAM.â In addition to compiling such classic hits as âPush,â âBent,â and âUnwell,â the album featured six new tracks, including still another smash single, the Steve Lillywhite-produced âHow Far Weâve Come,â which is the bandâs biggest selling single to date. A global tour in support of âEXILE ON MAINSTREAMâ saw the band playing in front of their largest crowds thus far, with sold out shows in North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Matchbox Twenty immediately established themselves as one of modern pop-rockâs most popular and talented new bands with the 1996 release of their blockbuster debut album, âYOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU.â The album generated five extraordinary hit singles â including âLong Day,â âBack 2 Good,â and â3 amâ â on its way to multi-platinum status in Canada. Two further multi-platinum albums followed, with 2000âs âMAD SEASONâ and 2002âs âMORE THAN YOU THINK YOU AREâ each spawning a steady stream of hugely successful singles, including such chart-topping favorites as âIf Youâre Gone,â âDisease,â and âBright Lights.â

In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, the 2004 Peopleâs Choice Award for âFavorite Musical Group.â

Whatâs more, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and two Billboard âSongwriter of the Yearâ honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomasâ collaboration with Carlos Santana on âSmoothâ was also named the #2 Most Popular Song Ever on Billboardâs List of the 100 Most Popular songs behind âThe Twist.â He was also named to Billboardâs Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011 at #5 and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.

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