Portland’s alt-rock solo artist, Matt Lande, has released a cover of the song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” originally recorded in 1985 by Simple Minds.
Lande says about the music, “I love New Wave music and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ is such a great song from that time; lots of nostalgia there. It’s been exciting to break from doing my original music and become immersed in the ’80s for this project. I really dug into this song with a goal of reproducing the fantastic original vibe that it had while giving it my own personal touch as well. I hope you enjoy my take on it.”
The Central Florida-bred, Portland-based alt-rock/electropop artist has been described as “pure rock with an edge.” His music is rock, but you can’t put Lande into a box. His songs span the gamut of the alternative scene. During his senior year of high school, he began to take guitar lessons, and that’s when he found his passion. Once he honed his songwriting, vocals, and guitar playing, he joined a band called StorySide: B.
StorySide:B signed a record deal with Gotee/EMI and spent time touring extensively in support of the album, Everything And More. Lande spent three years with StorySide:B and then moved to Los Angeles where he joined another band called Heaven Is Where. The next two years were spent releasing two LP’s, Stories From Yesterday and Welcome Home The Child. Lande also had a side project that he spent time working on as well.
In 2013, Lande relocated to Portland and began working in film and television. Two years later in 2015, he released his record, Glow, and received critical acclaim. Lande released two other albums following Glow. In 2017, he released Boxes, and in 2019, he released Aftermath. He plans to release an EP in 2020.
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