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    Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:25:16

    Matrimony Signs to Columbia Records - Hear their music in a Chevy commercial

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    Holy Matrimony – it's all the rage.

    Charlotte-based band Matrimony have signed with Columbia Records and are currently recording their major label debut with producer Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, The Wallflowers), which is slated for release in 2013. The band's song "Obey Your Guns" made its national debut in a new Chevy Malibu TV spot that first premiered during the World Series. "Obey Your Guns" is for sale on iTunes and will appear on their album!

    Formed in 2009 as a husband and wife duo, Ashlee Hardee Brown and Jimmy Brown have since added family members Jordan Hardee and CJ Hardee to round out Matrimony's lineup. The group blend Belfast-transplant Jimmy's Irish-folk roots with the Hardees' Americana-rock influences to create a vibrant and modern sound all their own. Local press have been early supporters of the band and their self-released EP, with the Charlotte Observer calling them "one of the area's best new bands... features male-female vocals, acoustic strings (banjo, violin, mandolin, bouzouki), backing shouts and keyboards in a stew that occasionally echoes the Arcade Fire's musical recipe."

    See/hear the song "Obey Your Guns" in the Chevy commercial below:



    Did you like the song/commercial? Does it make you want to buy a Chevy Malibu, or at least nab a copy of "Obey Your Guns?" [iTunes link]

    —Carly Costello
    11.14.12



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