Everpresent is Matthew Cahoon, a unique vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist, and composer.
Everpresent was created in January of 2002 to bring a unique blend of dark pop and alternative electronica the current musical landscape. The timeline has been an interesting evolution of musical experimentation combined with a certain degree of commercial appeal, diving into the dancefloor, psychological reflection, and sensual energy.
In 2002, Everpresent released their debut EP and began performing all over Boston at clubs such as the Skybar, Harper's Ferry, Great Scott’s, as well as Boston University and Berklee College of Music. This first EP was well received by gothic and darkwave lovers, as it contained a strong, goth-synth underground vibe.
In 2004, Everpresent released “Singles and Remixes” featured the song, "Behind Your Veil" which received national college radio airplay in March & April of 2004 under the direction of Foley Entertainment. This release brought shorter songs and remixes with more accessible hooks and also heavy rock guitars to convey the powerful elements contained in the lyrics.
2005 brought about the compilation of the Archive DVD as a retrospective of the 2002-2004 performances and rehearsals, marking group’s first chapter. During this time, Everpresent received favorable press in the US, UK, the Netherlands, and Israel. It is a collection of live performances, and rehearsals, with no fancy features, just the band working at their craft and showing things as they are.
In 2006, Everpresent enjoyed the success of a CMJ advertised national college radio campaign featuring the single, "Elusive", which signaled another shift in the band’s artistic evolution. This transition began to signal the transition to a lighter sound, free of the heavier guitars and rock elements.
In 2007, Everpresent released their third CD, “Collage”, a combination of pop tracks, electro-remixes, and live recordings. This release incorporated a degree of R+B/soul influence and is the groups most "light" and pop oriented of their albums. It was well received by fans of pop and expanded EP's audience beyond the gothic/darkwave culture.
2010 saw the begining of another significant shift. The maxi single and accompanying video, "Darklight-Maxi-Single"), moved Everpresent into a strong, middle eastern dark-pop vibe. The single and video resulted in much more exposure and press than ever before, with the video being seen on Spike TV.com, Bing.com, and thousands of homes on Comcast and Verizon TV regional music progams, as well as airing in hotels, nightclubs, and restaurants.
2011 brought about the completion of the transition that was introduced by "Darklight", and the dark-pop album, "Phoenix" was born. A strong combination of synthpop, darkwave, middle eastern influence, and direct chorus hooks made the album very powerful indeed, and lots of interviews and positive press follwed. The video for the final track on the album, "Haunt Me," helped EP reach even more people than the previous video (Darklight),as "Haunt Me" was seen on MTV.com, multiple websites, and on television in the UK and South Africa.
The latest album, 2014's "Introspekt", brings Everpresent into new sonic and conceptual territory. Moving into lyrics and concepts that dive into the mind, psychology, and self-examination, this album is more experimental in nature. Elements of industrial rock, techno, and pop/ambient styles are sprinkled through this release, as well as unique sound samples and spoken word elements.
Everpresent’s compositions have appeared as soundtracks on MTV, the Science Channel, TLC, and the Discovery Channel.
All releases are available through iTunes, CD Baby, as well as the local Boston retail store, Newbury Comics.
Visit Everpresent at http://www.everpresent.org