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 dance floor, 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 with its strong, goth-synth-underground vibe.
In 2004, Everpresent released “Singles and Remixes” featuring the song, "Behind Your Veil," which received national college radio airplay in March & April of 2004 and charted in the top ten in the state of Arizona among major label artists Madonna and The Prodigy. This release featured shorter songs and remixes with more accessible hooks and rock guitars to convey the powerful elements in the lyrics.
2005 brought about the release 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. The DVD 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 evolution. It communicated 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 beginning 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 programs, as well as airing in hotels, nightclubs, and restaurants nationwide.
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 pop melodies made the album very powerful and catchy, and numerous interviews and positive press followed. 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, regional alternative music TV shows in the USA, and on television in the UK and South Africa.
The latest album, 2014's "Introspekt", brings Everpresent into new sonic and conceptual territory. With lyrics and concepts that dive into the mind, psychology, and self-examination, this album is more experimental in nature. Elements of industrial rock, techno, ambient, acoustic piano, metal and atmospheric guitars along with some elements of pop combine with an experimental edge to make this the most diverse and deep Everpresent release. It is the group’s first true concept album, best experienced as one story/journey, taking the listener within an inner universe of themselves into their own transformation.
"Introspekt" also introduces and incorporates the incredible talents of vocalist/belly dancer/collaborative costume designer Cat Waltzer and virtuoso drummer/arranger/educator, Balint Boldog. Guest artists include spoken word from Ozzie Mandias, Constance Stowers, and The Council. Virtuoso guitarist Mike Woods (who has written, produced, and recorded for Damone, The Voice, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, Island/Def Jam/Universal Music group) has contributed his incredible skills to the album as well.
Everpresent's compositions have appeared as soundtrack music on MTV, the Science Channel, TLC, and the Discovery Channel for various programs. Songs have also been played by DJs in 9 countries on AM, FM, Satellite, and Internet Radio. The group has also opened for Metropolis Records artist, Ego Likeness and Digital Bear Entertainment artist, Vishno. Matthew Cahoon has also toured nationally as a backing musician (on vocals, keyboards, and drums) for multiple artists and is an active voting member for the Grammys (NARAS).
All releases are available through iTunes, CD Baby, as well as the local Boston retail store, Newbury Comics.
Visit the Official Site at http://www.everpresent.org