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Date: Feb 02, 2012
Hofstra Junior Releases 2nd EP With Star Support
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Matthew Neugeboren, a Hofstra University junior and Merrick resident, has recently released his second EP, “I Would Run,” with songs currently available for download on ITunes.
The 19-year-old, whose album was released under the name Mat Brandon, has been playing piano since the age of 5 and songwriting since 12. Then his work was brought to the attention of SR-71 frontman Mitch Allan. Allan, who has produced and written for Daughtry, the Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, Bowling for Soup and Simple Plan, was so impressed with Mat’s homemade demos that he invited him out to Los Angeles where they recorded and produced “I Would Run” together. Almost as an afterthought, Allan shared a track he co-wrote with Kara DioGuardi, “I Am.” Mat was given creative license to rework the song, and it became a last minute addition to the album.
Mat is a commuter student majoring in English at Hofstra. He is a graduate of Kennedy High School in Merrick.
Other than “I Am,” Mat composed all the other songs featured on “I Would Run.” He says the EP is an homage to radio friendly pop hits similar to One Republic and Bruno Mars.
For more information on Matt Neugeboren, visit his Mat Brandon Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/iammatbrandon?sk=app_182222305144028 to watch a short video and hear his music.