The Matches release “Little Maggots” video ten years later


It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since The Matches released their sophomore record, Decomposer. When the record was brand new, the group had plans to release a music video for “Little Maggots,” but sadly, that never happened. Now that a decade has passed, it appears that things have changed with the music video finally being completed and released.

On Monday (April 4), the completed video for “Little Maggots” was released. In an interview with Alternative Press, who were the first to exclusively premiere the clip, The Matches frontman Shawn Harris explained how the idea behind the video (and pretty much the album) came to be a why “Little Maggots” was never completed.

“We did close to 300 shows a year for a few years in a row around that time, so we weren’t home much, but there was a rare month off, and I thought we could animate a video in that time,” explains Harris about the short time period they had to complete the three-minute clip. “But suffice it to say, a month was not enough time. I got on a plane to the UK, and the video—which I’d of course told our label and fans all about—fell by the wayside.”

As to where the crow inspiration for Decomposer came from, it can all be traced back to when they played the Vans Warped Tour. “The imagery of the video was tied into the lyrics from a few songs on Decomposer,” reveals Harris. “I was writing for the first time while on tour in 2004/05, and I remember lying on my back in a Warped Tour parking lot, trying to find a little Zen before the barrage of noise began for the day, and I had a synchronistic moment with the flock of crows on the wire above me. We were all just kind of staring at one another, acknowledging that we very well could have ended up in opposite bodies.”

To read the full interview, head on over to Alternative Press while the music video for “Little Maggots” below. Like what the band wrote on YouTube, “10 years late but right on time for the Decomposer decade-anniversary tour.”

The Matches to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary of ‘Decomposer’


The Matches celebrated the tenth anniversary of their breakout record, E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals back in 2014 with a couple of shows in honor of the momentous occasion. Now, it appears like the band is planning to once again celebrate another momentous occasion. On Monday (Feb. 1), the California band announced that they will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their second album, Decomposer. Though the record will official turn ten in September, the band has decided to do four shows in four different United States cities in June.

The first show will take place on June 4 at the Metro in Chicago. The second show will happen on June 10 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The third show will take place on June 17 at The Masquerade in Atlanta while the final show will happen at New York City’s Irving Plaza on June 18. Tickets for the four shows will go on sale this upcoming weekend.

June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
June 17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

While the band has been highly inactive for several years, they did give fans some hope with some new music recently. Last year, they released two new songs, “Life Of A Match” and “The Crucial Comeback (Mary Claire).” Both tracks marked the band’s first set of new songs since 2008’s A Band in Hope. Maybe 2016 will have the band finally release a follow-up to the 2008 release, after all, it is only February. Besides, they did advise fans to “standby” back in September.