Matt Matigan of Psithurism tempts fate with 3 Questions and a Song
- What would you tell a Pittsburgh band coming to Chicago’s scene to play?
- If there was an apocalyptic event and a handful of people were left on the Earth with just one song from every band, which Psithurism song should survive?
- Where did the name Psithurism come from?
- Bonus Question – if you could sit on a bench for a hour and talk to any musician in history, who would you talk to and what would you ask about?
The Song: Bloodlust
Psithurism’s first EP was entirely self-recorded and produced but this song marked a change in not only the songwriting but was also the first track that was actually mixed and mastered in a studio. The sound is a bit more dynamic than the material on the first EP. Lyrically, it was a bit of a social commentary. The song is about the current political climate and how people on both sides say that they wish that we could all just listen to each other and try to see both sides and move forward yet nobody is taking any steps towards actually making that happen and everyone just stays mad at each other.
Psithurism started off as Daanish and Caleb, 2 friends from high school and Mike, one of Daanish’s coworkers. The 3 of them jammed and steadily wrote music over the course of a couple of years and decided to finalize the lineup in 2018. Matt, the vocalist, joined in the summer of 2018 and the bassist, Bart, joined not too long after that. They come from a wide range of influences but all share a love of technical music and after everything was all said and done, ended up with a style that is both very heavy but also very technical and structured. They’ve released an EP & 2 standalone singles and have played a number of shows around Chicago including opening for national headliners and playing in shows made up of local acts.