MATT COSTA | Acclaimed CA singer/songwriter plays the BlindPig 5/26 in support of upcoming album "Santa Rosa Fangs"

photo credit: Pamela Littky

Costa's previous album—his 2013 self-titled effort—was hailed by MTV News as "a full-blown orchestral-pop affair, with strings and horns urging the songs to grand heights and dramatic dynamic shifts," while American Songwriter included it in their Top 50 Albums of 2013, noting that "everything is meticulously arranged, often with strings, horns and layered backing singing. They effortlessly capture a sweet, innocent, truly captivating folk pop whimsy that never seems forced, pretentious or outdated, even with its obvious reverence for an earlier time."

 

In the early 2000s Costa was on his way to becoming a professional skateboarder when he was derailed by a serious injury. He changed his focus to his songwriting and an early demo found its way to No Doubt's Tom Dumont, who ultimately produced Costa's early recordings.

 

In the time since Costa's 2013 self-titled record he has kept busy by soundtracking the award-winning documentary Orange Sunshine and independently releasing a series of EPs.