Peter Matthew Bauer Announces New LP

Today, Peter Matthew Bauer announces his next LP, Flowers, due September 23 via Fortune Tellers Music. To celebrate the announcement and kick off the album cycle, he has also shared the record’s first single, “Knife Fighter”.

“‘Knife Fighter’ is the first song on the record. It lays out the language of what’s to come. It’s about a lot of things but definitely about superstition and influence and where you come from. It speaks to a lot of important pieces of music for me and to the crazy belief systems you create for yourself when you’re making art. I’ll find myself staring out the window and noticing things like a crow in the street and taking it as an omen. Or imagining an angelic form of a song on the other side of a mirror. Things I would never allow myself to consider in my everyday life,” Peter says.

“I started writing it at the Christmas mass at my kids’ school. I guess I was thinking about what it was like growing up when it feels like the end of time. I finished it a month later in Philadelphia with Matt Barrick at his studio Silent Partner. In all the bands and projects we’ve done together, Matt has been asked to play a variation of this spacey kind of reggae beat dozens of times. To me, this is his number one version.”