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Handguns and Dancing Shoes

by The Proclivities

Indie rock, thrill pop, alt-country band that will devastate you with their eclecticism and unabashed arrogance.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Handguns and Dancing Shoes
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Matt Douglas, the songwriter and frontman for The Proclivities, is a music school trained jazz saxophone and woodwinds player that strayed from the jazz pack and into the world of self-indulgent singer/songwriters. After graduating from NYU, Matt wandered off to Central Europe on a Fulbright Scholarship to study the influence of traditional folk music on contemporary improvised music in Budapest, Hungary. It was at that time that Matt started writing kick-ass rock songs. After two years of escapism, Matt headed to Raleigh, NC where he hooked up with guitar great Chris Boerner (Mosadi Music), bassist Nic Slaton and drummer Matt McCaughan (Portastatic, The Rosebuds). They released their first album, \"Predispositions\", in July of 2006 to rave reviews. In 2007, The Proclivities recorded a soundtrack for an independent film called \"Coney Island\" (Blackwater Films), and in June of 2008 they released their masterpiece “Handguns & Dancing Shoes.”

The Proclivities have shared the stage with Josh Ritter, Bobby Bare Jr., The Old Ceremony, Hammer No More The Fingers, Anton Sword, Laura Cortese, and many more. Matt can be heard as a guest artist on Josh Ritter’s “The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter” (Sony), Mark Erelli’s new album (Signature Sounds), and on Erin McKeown’s upcoming release.


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