In 2006, Matthew Pop released his debut LP, The Great Demise. Despite the defeatist title, Pop has been a strong and prevalent force in the NYC rock scene ever since. Combining high energy power-pop with emotionally charged lyrics, Pop’s unique sound and voice has garnered him a devoted, close-knit group of fans, despite his indie status. His near constant output from his debut up until his last full record, Avalanche, has shown Pop to be one of the most resourceful and hardworking independent musicians in New York. His break-out song, “Lights Out”, was featured on the hit UK show, “Skins” (Season 2, episode 6) and provided him the opportunity to bring his music over the pond in May of 2014, for an international tour.