After crossing paths with www.mp3.com in 2003 and discovering an endless plethora of free emo music for his browsing and downloading pleasure, Luke Mattson commenced to feed his attentive ears with the likes of under-acknowledged bands such as Craig’s Brother, The Lyndsay Diaries, Newspaper Tragedy and countless other unknown indie-emo acoustic projects that cease to exist to this day.
After compiling four discs of emotional goodness for his listening pleasure (which he rightfully titled the Awwemo volumes), www.mp3.com took a sad turn for the worse and no longer offered the availability of miscellanious emo songs for Luke’s downloading ease. His perfect cyber music utopia came crashing down before his very eyes.
Fortunately, Luke’s passion for heart-wrenching sonnets about bad break-ups, ex-girlfriends and harmless romantic indulgence was stirred and rose up inside him like a dormant beast awakened with all the fury of a fluffy stuffed animal you earned from your piano teacher in the second grade for correctly playing the profound masterpiece commonly known as Hot Cross Buns.
Along with numerous on-off/overdramatic relationships with girls throughout highschool and a mother’s trusty old acoustic Yamaha, things were starting to look up. That and a neighbor/emo-mentor who consistently provided fresh music (via cd burning sessions…. which yielded exposure to such artists as Twothrityeight, Saves the Day, and the early MCR) helped shape Luke’s fragile paper-heart into what it is today… a shredded mess of conffetti.
Progressing from his first single “Laurie I Saw You Sitting In My Seat” to his side project Bloody Hello’s “Emo Smash Hit” to his double platinum song “Cute Girl,” our hero has come a long way. Now, after 18 years of breathing, awkward moments, and first kisses, Luke has manifested his musical expertise into the highly laudible and critically acclaimed sound of Bye Bye Brier.
So sit on the edge of your seat, focus your auditory attention towards the poor-quality sound exploding from your computer speakers, and clap your hands to the beat!
These days Luke concentrates n photography and you can find his website here
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