As I mentioned during Blogathon, Canadian musician Matthew Good‘s new album, Vancouver, is coming out sometime in October. As Matt has mentioned on his blog previously, the new single will hitting the airwaves sometime in mid August. I don’t know the exact date, but Matt is mysteriously counting down to something on his Facebook page, so you may want to follow along there.

For those of you who read my blog from other countries (which appears to be about 50% of you), you can read about Matthew Good over on wikipedia, or from Matt’s About Page. In short, Matt’s produced a multitude of music, most of which that has gone gold, platinum or double platinum here in Canada. Matt’s last studio album, Hospital Music, opened up at #1 in Canada when it came out.

If you’re looking for a quick sampler of some of Matt’s music, then here you go. The following video was shot by Max and Jason of Current.TV down in Las Vegas for Matt’s birthday a few years ago. It’s a video of Matt playing “Suburbia” (from the album Beautiful Midnight, which you should go buy immediately) acoustically, which just happens to be one of my favourite songs of Matt’s. Thanks to Max and Jason for providing the video, and allowing me to use it on my blog (also, make sure you following along with them on Twitter).

Also, here’s an acoustic version of “Silent Army In The Trees”, which will also be on Matt’s new album:

Make sure you following along with Matt’s blog, or his Twitter account for more information about the upcoming single or the release date for Vancouver.