Emperor X Announces Israeli Shows For The Orlando Sentinel

EMPEROR X TO TOUR ISRAEL IN SEPTEMBER Music Showcasing “Radical…Sometimes Baffling” American Noise Pop Concerts in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem: Thursday, September 11  //  TEL AVIV  //  Venue: Koro Friday, September 12  //  HAIFA  //  Venue: Syrup Saturday, September 13  //  JERUSALEM  //  Venue: Uganda American noise-pop/speed-folk musician Emperor X has announced three Israeli […]

TBJ & KONZERTTAGEBUCH PRESENT: Emperor X and This Is The Kit, Europe 2014

Hallo, we are happy to announce that Emperor X (Bar/None, Plan-It-X) is releasing a new album [UPDATE: CHECK OUT ALBUM HERE] , and to celebrate, we decided to book a German tour (that is now a EUROPEAN tour because there are shows in more countries than just Germany!) at the end of July. The amazing This Is The Kit (Brassland, […]

Emperor X Releases New Album, The Orlando Sentinel [Post Contains Updates]

We recently hinted at Emperor X releasing a new EP. Well…the EP turned into a larger project with more tracks, and Chad Matheny released it just in time for his European tour, which is happening at the end of July. The album is called The Orlando Sentinel, and THE BOMBER JACKET is pressing limited edition vinyl […]

Nat Lyon’s Paradigm Shift

“Problems do not go away, no matter how hard or desperately we want them to.” This is the first line from Nat Lyon’s press release for his new album, New England Paradigm Shift. It’s a line I keep coming back to as I try to decipher my feelings about this album. On the one hand, […]

TBJ in 2012: A Year in Review

This year was a long but exciting first year for THE BOMBER JACKET. We moved our headquarters from Berlin to New York City, our initial staff of four writers expanded into a much larger group of people from all over the world, and we have started branding our first PR campaigns to help push the […]

Song Premiere from Emperor X + Euro Tour News

We at THE BOMBER JACKET are happy to premiere a new song from Emperor X today for our tenth issue. Stream here: Emperor X is the moniker for Los Angeles musician C.R. Matheny. In the last ten years of his career in music, Matheny has released six studio albums, the latest of which is Western Teleport–a […]

Musical Psychotherapy for Everyone!

There are so many lists out there in the blogosphere for the “coolest new bands” and the “best songs of the year,” but this list is different. This is a list of ten outstanding songs that help us get through what it is that makes being human difficult. February and March were some arduous months […]

Drew and Jen’s South by Southwest 2012 Wishlist

Two years ago in 2010 I flew down to Austin, Texas to embark on an debacherous, adventurous week at South by Southwest Festival. I was covering the music portion of the festival as a college journalist. The week was positively arduous and long, with hardly any sleep and excessive amounts of alcohol. I carried my […]

Emperor X: Musical Scientist and Multidimensional Explorer

Some records have lyrics so ambiguously specific that one can’t help but notice hints of a storyline or something that ties all the mysterious pieces together. Such albums inspire listeners to spin the record endlessly, trying to decode the messages into some kind of concrete interpretation or narrative. Emperor X‘s latest album Western Teleport (Bar/None) […]