Vern Matz, the result of an Ivy League collaboration based on the campus of Yale University, is a delicate, emotive blend of indie rock, folk, and alternative sensibilities, wrapped up in mellow rhythms and bluesy melodies. “Cityscapes,” their latest release, drifts naturally, like a leaf on a cool autumn breeze, moving along at an easy pace as lead singer Daniel Belgrad strings together a beautiful story.
“For now, it’s fine
Waste of our time
Out where the stars forget to shine.”
“Hold your breath, it’ll all be over soon / Stuck inside this cage that’s built for you / Stuck inside this cage that can’t fit two,” Belgrad sings. The first release from their upcoming Bobblehead EP, “Cityscapes” is the perfect soundtrack to those January blues.