Automated Dissolve

By Matt Ferrara



Flow (2018)

My 6th RPM Challenge album features Nathaniel Diamond-Jones from As The Sparrow on violin on “Still” and “My Love My Love,” Tim Hall on banjo on “Own Damn Good,” and Rachel Brown on backing vocals on “Bob Ross.”


Sgt. Slaughter’s Tony Stark’s Club Band (2018)

A collection of cover songs from Louis Armstrong to Bad Religion, from Dr. Dre to the Pixies.


Elvis Is King: Covering Costello [EP] (2018)

Seven covers of songs by one of my personal favorite artists.


Do Not Adjust Your Set (2017)

This album focuses on mass media and its effects on our society. Also it has a song about Star Wars on it.


Straight Jacket Required (2017)


This, my 5th RPM Challenge, features Brent Kinder (Smallwaves, Angie Fights Crime) on drums on “Hum” and “Elegy.”

Merry Effin Xmas [EP] (2016)


A 4-song collection of holiday standards.

Fall & Fade (2016)


One of my personal favorites. Features backing vocals by Tim Alexander (Letter Seventeen) on “Second Month,” guitar by Paul Mariz (The Calculus Affair) on “Fall,” incidental noises and interruptions by my children on “Bums,” and guitar by Don Schulze (Stone Foundation, Soul Pilgrims, Glass Onion) on “Fade.”

Rise & Shine (2015)


I challenged myself to write mostly optimistic songs, and this synth-heavy album was the result.

Odd Man Out (2014)


My 2nd RPM Challenge album uses superheroes as symbols of isolation and alienation.

Straight Outta Malden (2013)


This 4-song EP was born when I decided to turn rap tropes upside-down. Rather than a kingpin, I’m a lowly office temp. Rather than throwing paper, I’m counting pennies. And I don’t have love for my streets.

Forward March! (2013)


A very electronic album spawned by government indifference to poverty, mass shootings, corruption and the suffering of those affected by natural disasters.

Bad Breakups, Worse Haircuts (2013)


The concept for this album, the first one I successfully completed for the RPM Challenge, came from a conversation I had with a friend, where we started to catalogue the archetypes of break-up songs.

Home (2010)


Some of this album was recorded in Seoul, some in Montréal, and some in Boston, as my wife and I  struggled with Homeland Security and reverse culture shock.

Seoul (2008)


This album was supposed to be a musical of sorts about my three years in South Korea and the amazing changes it brought about in me.

Distraction (2000)


My first solo home recording. I like to think I’ve learned a lot since then.

Phoenix Droppings: Unreleased Tracks (1999-2018)

A collection of covers, demos and other miscellany.

Collaborations and Bands

MINOA01 (2016)


MINOA01 is: Wilson NG on vocals,  Matt Ferrara vocals & keyboards, Stan Jones on guitar, Matt Parker on guitar & keyboards, and Brent Kinder on guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Mastered by Matt Parker.

Johnny Daddy-O and the Telefunken U47s (1997-1998)


The greatest band you never heard of, JD&TTU47s were Tim Hall on guitars, banjo and vocals, Mike Crane (Wrongtown Productions) on drums (and guitar on “Tom Hardy”) and Matt Ferrara on bass.

The Hounds (1998)


The studio album “The Hounds” was produced by Mike Luv in Concord, NH.

Live at THUMS (1997)


Here is a recording of the very first Johnny Daddy-O show on December 18, 1997.

SURD (1996-1997)


SURD was Tim Hall on guitar & vocals, Paul Dentrone on guitar & vocals, Matt Turner on drums, Matt Ferrara on bass, and Steve Marquardo on sound, bass (“Mad Cow’s Disease”). Also: Mike Sabbatini on guest vocals for the two Operation Ivy covers.

A Conference of Mayors (2016-Present)

The Mayors are an insane collaboration that I probably shouldn’t even attempt to explain. Just click the link below and let the silliness engulf you. I’m Eazy Ellipsis on the first record and Mayor Gloomberg on the second and third.

Missing Persons (2018)


Technology (2017)


Even Further than Farther (2016)


Henry Ferrara-Brown (2017)


Wacky Road (2017)

I helped my son, eight years old at the time, record and mix this EP upon which he sings and plays guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, and a variety of hand percussion instruments.

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