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Self

Self is largely the project of Matt Mahaffey, a Murfreesboro, TN-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who began writing songs at age four and was a professional drummer at 12. During high school and college he became proficient at home recording, setting up a studio in his basement and recording demos, some of which eventually became part of his debut album, 1995's Subliminal Plastic Motives. The album, an eclectic blend of power pop, hip-hop, and samples, earned Self a devoted following and tour dates with big alternative acts like Garbage, 311, and Cracker. After being on the road with touring bandmates guitarist/vocalist Mike Mahaffey, keyboardist/vocalist Chris James, drummer Jason Rawlings, and bassist/vocalist Mac Burrus, Matt Mahaffey celebrated his return to the studio by releasing a small-run album, Half-Baked Serenade, on the local Spongebath label. 1999 saw Self return to the limelight with Breakfast With Girls, which was co-released by Spongebath and Dreamworks. 2000's Gizmodgery was performed exclusively on toy instrumentation. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi
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New SELF whats up!
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No motives? What gives?
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Subliminal Plastic Motives... I agree!
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Please add Subliminal Plastic Motives. Love that album!
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diana_g_glor i a
Agreed with all below. Subliminal Plastic Motives Needs to be added.
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No Subliminal Plastic Motives? I need my Marathon Shirt fix!!!
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Subliminal Plastic Motives really needs to be on here.
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Like Self? Check out Matt Mahaffey's most recent project; "Wired All Wrong".
http://www.p a n d o r a . c o m / m u s i c / a r t i s t / w i r e d + a l l + w r o n g
Good stuff!
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takingdagger s
hell of lot more going on with Self than "power pop, hip hop and samples"
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No Subliminal Plastic Motives? That's a modern classic!! Epic fail, Pandora. Also, get Porno, Mint & Grime. I think I have everything Matt has ever recorded, except for a few soundtrack and sampler tracks.
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Highly underrated to say the least. Most inovative band that we will see in our life time.
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More, please.
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Great Band, weak selection.
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Gizmodgery! is nugget. RIP mike m.
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Self is a cross between Prince and Beck. This band deserves more attention. And more of their albums should be on Pandora, such as Porno, Mint, and Grime.
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where's subliminal plastic motives? selfafornia? ::|
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WoW! slick.

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