After listening to singer/songwriter Matt Dmits’ EP Bury Me with My Guitar, I’ve decided the best way to describe him, in my opinion, is an Americana version of Owl City. Maybe it’s his steadfast voice, or maybe it’s the fact that, like Owl City’s, his music really seems to be him truly expressing himself the way he wants to.
Dmits, out of Michigan, seems to tour mostly around home, but his music has found its way to Nashville. His EP features six tracks, the title track appropriately being very instrumental with an old, rocking groove feel to it. The second and third tracks follow a similar suit, but the rhymes in “Norma” are fairly simple and not particularly impressive.
“Got Me in Pieces”, unlike “Norma”, does take a little bit different tune than the previous tracks and contains clever, almost comical, rhymes. Several of the tracks hint around at or mention death, but none more clearly than the last track. “Fifteen Bullets” ends the EP, incidentally, with a painful and all-important chorus that dominates the track.
Dmits definitely has an established style, but I feel like his EP has shown us a limited range of theme and unique qualities. Therefore, though I am happy to have discovered Dmits’ music, I’d personally be looking for him to come out of his comfort zone for his next album. Check out Matt Dmits for yourself on MySpace or on ReverbNation.
Amanda Wile is originally from Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville in 2005 to attend Vanderbilt and to follow her love for music.