Involved in the East Texas music scene since his early teens, Matthew Curtis, lead singer/songwriter for Matt & The Dronings, started his musical career releasing home recordings independently and through the internet label Sp00 Music (from Tempe, Arizona) under the alias of Second Act Overture. After his third release, gigging in the East Texas area, and some national recognition after being a staff picked artist on Purevolume.com, Matt took a hiatus from releasing music in order to redefine his sound and make a product that would truly bring in a new era of his musical progression. After several years of songwriting, skill sharpening, and instrument collecting the end result was Matt & The Dronings and “For Torching”; an album that pulls from the folk stylings of Elliott Smith, Donovan, and Bob Dylan and merges that sound with the experimental attitude of The Dandy Warhols, The Beta Band, and Radiohead. With the help of various reclusive musicians, the album was recorded in a home studio in two weeks during the fierce Texas summer. A live band was assembled and shows have begun in the Tyler/Longview area promoting the new album. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.