- Artist: The Proclivities
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/1/2006
'On his debut album, Predispositions, Matt Douglas--a Fulbright Scholar, an NYU jazz graduate and a classical composer--has written what may be the Triangle's pop song of the year: 'Your Secret' creeps and swells up and over, all from the strength of a beautiful soul girder, a pitch-perfect organ guiding Douglas's deliberate acoustic and Chris Boerner's map-burning electric atonality. It's contagious and charismatic, and Douglas's The Proclivities follow suit. One of the most exciting new bands in this state, no kidding.' --Grayson Currin, The Independent 'A true romantic possessed by candor and wit, Douglas turns complicated pop fare into a marathon of charm.' --The Independent 'Predispositions is the debut album from his recent association with Matt Douglas, a Fulbright Scholar and seasoned jazz musician. The new group, The Proclivities-also featuring Nic Slaton and Matt McCaughan-offers up an unprecedented sound measured by any of the foursome's previous projects. Douglas' songwriting is ambitious and serene with each track probing love lost and redemption found. You get the sense he is wise beyond his years.' --Dan Reeves, Metro Magazine 'Douglas isn't overtly optimistic or pessimistic, but he moves with the ebb and flow of his emotion, highlighting the pain and the pleasure through his music. His expert band follows him through those changes like it's their natural bent.' --Katherine Justice, The Independent.
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