Let's get this 'awesome news avalanche' (Matt's words, not ours but we are inclined to agree - he also opened his latest eNewsletter with, "I'm about to slide tackle your brain with awesome..." so clearly Matt is feeling pretty enthused about this update!) started with Matt's brand new, Hitchcock-inspired music video for 'Mission Bells':

Matt also rolled out a pretty unique preorder perk: a discount! Starting now, you can preorder Matt's new album 'Last of the Great Pretenders' via iTunes for only $7.99. If you're looking to take advantage of that price, we would suggest locking in your preorder soon as Matt has hinted at a price jump happening 'in a couple of weeks'. Best of all, if you preorder now you get an instant download of a brand new tune, 'Sky High Honey'. Don't feel like throwing your money down yet? Hit up a stream of 'Sky High Honey' right here:

And finally, preorders for physical copies of the album are now live on Matt's webstore. There are a few different packages to choose from but the one you should be pining over is the 180 gram, forest green vinyl pack which comes complete with the CD, digital download, t-shirt, tote bag and premium colored vinyl pressing of the record...not bad for $45.

'Last of the Great Pretenders' will hit stores + digital retailers on July 16th and we should also remind you that Matt will performing at our Basilica Block Party just days earlier, on Friday, July 12th - Tickets are on sale now.

Source: MattNathanson.com