The Suitcase Junket

The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life. And as it's songs alight on everything from Joan Jett to moonshine to runaway kites, Mean Dog, Trampoline makes an undeniable case for infinite curiosity as a potent antidote to jadedness and despair.

Produced by Steve Berlin (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke) of Los Lobos, Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the self produced, homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket's previous efforts. In creating the album, Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed out blues, oddly textured psych rock. Engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz) and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth), Mean Dog, Trampoline rightly preserves The Suitcase Junket's unkempt vitality, but ultimately emerges as his most powerfully direct album so far.

Tour Dates

08-22-2019Northamptonshire, UKShambala Festival
08-23-2019Northamptonshire, UKShambala Festival
08-24-2019Mylor Churchtown, UKMylor House Event
08-30-2019Portland, MEPort City Music Hall
08-31-2019Portland, METhompson’s Point
09-04-2019San Francisco, CAAmado's
09-05-2019Redding, CAVintage Wine Bar
09-06-2019Sisters, ORSisters Folk Festival
09-07-2019Sisters, ORSisters Folk Festival
09-08-2019Sisters, ORSisters Folk Festival
09-12-2019Nashville, TNAmericanaFest
09-13-2019Jersey City, NJWhite Eagle Hall
09-14-2019Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Bowl
09-15-2019Portsmouth, NHGatherFest
09-24-2019Seattle, WAFremont Abbey
09-27-2019Eagle River, AKJitters
09-28-2019Anchorage, AKElvera Voth Hall
09-29-2019Palmer, AKVagabond Blues
10-02-2019Denver, COSoiled Dove
10-03-2019Manitou Springs, COLulu's Downstairs
10-05-2019Dolores, CODolores River Brewery
11-08-2019New York City, NYUnderwater Sunshine
11-09-2019New York City, NYUnderwater Sunshine
11-15-2019Putney, VTNext Stage Arts
11-16-2019South Burlington, VTHigher Ground
11-22-2019Brownfield, MEStone Mountain Arts Center
11-23-2019Portsmouth, NH3SArts
11-24-2019Bangor, MEBangor Arts Exchange
12-12-2019Kennett Square, PAThe Kennett Flash