It Reaches Up

photoHey everyone! I’m happy to say that things are starting to pick up again with Cluthe/Lee. We have several songs in the works right now; some new & some that have been shelved for awhile. This song falls into the latter category. I wrote this song almost a year ago. Chris & I finished our parts in early November of last year. For some strange reason, it just sat there while we worked on new songs. When I opened up the song to mix it, I found that it only needed some simple adjustments here & there. Aside from that, it was done! I’m really excited about these new/old songs & can’t wait to share all of them with you! Thanks for your constant support…


It Reaches Up

Cluthe (words/music): acoustic guitar, vocals, electric guitar–Lee: drums, bass, lead guitar

On The Wall


On The Wall (listen here)

Hey everyone. Nice to be posting a new song for you all. This one has been “in progress” for about 2 months. Why the delay? Well, I am now the one playing the drums & I am a bit rusty. So, as I’ve been working out the kinks (with Chris’ help & patience)…some of these new songs have been a bit delayed. For that, I apologize. I am excited to tell you that the kinks are starting to work themselves out…you have to love progress, right?

This song started as a demo that I wrote one day in April. A couple of weeks after I wrote it, I listened to the demo again. That demo had no words, but I loved the groove in the chords. I plugged in, tuned up & hit record. Not long before I recorded this, my wife & I had moved into a new place & we were in the process of unpacking boxes. One of the first things that I wanted to do was put some family pictures on the wall to make it feel like home. That must’ve been on my mind because the words came out in a rush.

We have several other new songs that we’ll be releasing soon, so please stay tuned! As always, thanks for your continued love & support.

Cheers, Matt


Cluthe (words/music): guitar, vocals, bass, drums, mixing

Lee: guitar, percussion, advice guru


May Update

Hi everyone!

Hope this message finds you all doing well. Just wanted to give you a quick update about what’s going on with us these days. We’re both excited about some new tunes that are in the works. Last time I checked, we had about 10-15 solid working ideas that are all in various stage of recording/mixing/demo-ing/etc. Give how busy we’ve been outside of the band, that’s pretty shocking to me! There are a couple that are very close (Fall So Far & On The Wall) & they should be done soon. We’ve also been having some fun with recording a cover or two that should see the light of day sometime this year. This collection of recent songs is definitely turning into something (in my opinion), so stay tuned to see what we end up doing with them!

I’ve also decided to embark on a solo project. It’s still in the early stages & it’s very personal to me. I’m sure that Chris will be adding stuff to that record when the time comes, but right now I’m just taking my time with it & exploring the theme at hand. More info on that as it becomes available.

Some cool news….I will be making my debut in our new city of Portland, OR on Sat, May 25th! I will be headlining a show with 2 other artists: Bekah Zachritz & Pending Black. They’re both very talented, so look them up when you have the chance! I’m excited to jump head first into the local music community here & this show at Bravo Lounge will be an excellent start. I will be going on last right around 10:30-11 & will be playing for about an hour and a half. I’ve been revisiting some old tunes & tightening up some new songs as well & it should be a blast. More info can be found here:

Big thanks to everyone for their love & support! Chris & I have been at this for almost 3.5 years & we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

Cheers & see you at the show!




We’ve been busy…..

3/29 SonglistHey everyone,

Matt here. Just wanted to share a glimpse of part of our working song list with you all. We’ve both been very busy lately, but we’re about to put our foot on the gas in the coming weeks. This is only a fraction of what we’ve been working on both individually & collectively. These songs are the most complete & a few of them are done & just waiting to be mixed. What do they sound like? Well, some are bluesy, some are heavy, some are experimental, some are acoustic/slow & some can’t be classified. We’re excited about them & I can’t wait to dig into them this weekend & wrap a few of them up. Stay tuned….we’ll be updating you all as we finish them. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Matt & Chris

February Update

photo(14)Hey everyone! Matt here…..

My wife & I recently moved & we’re slowly settling in to our new place. I’ve been starting to piece together the new home studio & I can’t wait to start recording again soon. Chris & I easily have 20+ songs/demos between the two of us & we’ll start working on them very soon. We’re still easing back into it after the release of Where It Began, but we’re both ready to record some new stuff very soon. If I could describe what I’m hearing from his demos in one word: eclectic. They can’t be pinned down & that’s exciting. So, stay tuned!! We’ll be unveiling some new stuff very soon! Until then, take care & be well.


You Can Stay Below

Stay Below LyricsThere are several “older” songs of mine that I’ve been wanting to properly re-record with Chris since we started Cluthe/Lee. This is the main song that I was itching to re-record. It was written back in 2005 & we tried rehearsing it with my old band, End Result; but it just didn’t fit our sound. This is easily one of my favorite songs to play & sing and I’m really excited with how it turned out. I have to give Chris credit…he keeps asking me to look back & find older songs that I’d like to work on. Take a listen & enjoy!


You Can Stay Below Cluthe (words/music): vocals, guitar, bass Lee: drums, guitar "You Can Stay Below"