Given the immense lyrical world and refined arrangements of The Suitcase Junket, it may surprise you that there’s just one storyteller behind the curtain. Multi-instrumentalist and sole songwriter Matt Lorenz (with his almost Dali-esque appearance) has been at it for awhile, zeroing in on The Suitcase Junket’s sound that’s somewhere in a cloud of folk, blues and psych rock. Lorenz’s latest offering, Mean Dog, Trampoline, encourages the spirit of curiosity in light of the world’s cynicism and he’s been spreading that message all across the United States since its release, continuing tonight at The Townsend.
The record was mixed by Vance Powell, who’s worked with Jack White and Houndmouth, making for Lorenz’s sturdiest album yet. So pop some latches on The Suitcase Junket before the show with “Stay Too Long”!