After more than a decade of making music in various bands such as Foreign Born and The Cave-Ins, and assisting in bands Papercuts, Fools Gold, Glasser, Cass McCombs, Taken By Trees and Sky Ferreira, Big Search has been steadily uncovering the music being revealed to him in flow-states. After two albums and a number of singles, his last album "Life Dollars" came out in the summer of 2016 via Danger Mouse's imprint 30th Century Records.
Life Dollars was recorded with producer Rob Barbato (Kevin Morby, Bleached) during brief windows between tours. The recording band included Dan Iead on guitar, Garrett Ray on drums and Rob Barbato on bass. The songs marked both the beginning and end of an international romance, giving the songs a dual nature of longing and exhilaration. The arrangements were inspired by the time Matt and Dan toured as a duo through New England during which they developed the 12-string acoustic/electric guitar combination that would become the core of the record.
Big Search is now preparing a second album for 30th Century, once again working with Barbato. Extensive touring will follow a mid-2018 release.