Matt Boroff is an American born, Austria-based musician, singer, and songwriter whose passionate brand of music has excelled at luring audiences into new and exciting terrain. From experimental noise-rock to standard alternative-rock, Boroff, a talented multi-instrumentalist, creates an immersive work that feels cinematic in scope while conjuring images of Spaghetti Westerns and sweeping desert landscapes.
His musical career began in the Nineties, performing his own brand of experimental noise-rock across the northeast and playing solo gigs in New York City. In 2000, he relocated to Austria and formed the basis of what would become Matt Boroff & the Mirrors with drummer, Little Konzett. They released a self-titled debut album to critical acclaim in 2004. Once full-time bassist, Rolf Kersting, was added to the fold, the band punched up its sound with slabs of driving rock and roll, sun-bleached grooves and jittery evocations of West Coast punk on 2006’s Ticket to Nowhere. As the band gelled and continued amassing a fervent following, it ventured even further into new realms with the release of 2008’s Elevator Ride. Given Boroff’s penchant for cinematic imagery, it was hardly surprising when five tracks from Elevator Ride appeared on the soundtrack to the 2009 film Little Fish, Strange Pond.
His 2009 solo debut, Reaching for Sparks weaved muted arrangements (guitar, piano, strings, horns and timpani), cementing Boroff’s reputation for creating arresting music across a variety of styles. In 2012, he released the four-song EP Filling in the Cracks, a concise mini-album that connected the dots between the musical imagery of Elevator Ride and the atmospherics of Reaching for Sparks. In January 2014, Matt was introduced to Kevin Kelly through a mutual friend working with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and soon after their introduction, while utilizing the services available through the Artist Launch platform, Kevin began managing Matt as he took things a step further with his second full-length solo album, Sweet Hand of Fate, which was self-released on January 14, 2014 on Kevin’s independent record label Revvolt Records. The album features a guest appearance by alt-rock legend and former Screaming Trees frontman, Mark Lanegan, who displays his harrowing vocals on the track, Garbage Man.
Now, Matt Boroff breaks new ground as he enters 11AD Studio in Los Angeles, CA to collaborate with one of rock’s legendary contributors, the amazingly talented Alain Johannes. The result will be an organically well-crafted and multi-dimensional follow up to Sweet Hand of Fate.
Mark Lanegan, who has collaborated with various artists and bands throughout his career, including the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana prior to the release of the group’s breakthrough album, Nevermind, returns to lend his distinctive baritone voice to a new track on Boroff’s latest studio effort, while, drummer and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Eleven, What Is This?) lends his powerful chops behind the drum kit! Read More…