Video Premiere: The Legal Matters “I’m Sorry Love”


Track culled from forthcoming full-length, due in late October.

By Blurt Staff

They’re called the Legal Matters and they are here to serve a sonic writ to the BLURT readership (hey, don’t sue me, I just man the website). The band hails from Detroit Motor City, and they will be releasing their new album Conrad via Omnivore on October 28. Check out the video for ace album tune “I’m Sorry Love”:

The band has been compared to the elegant power pop stylings of Fountains of Wayne, and as regards the track, member Keith Klingensmith notes, “The Legal Matters took a wrong turn during this ‘I’m Sorry Love’ video shoot, and magically arrived in a sun-dappled driveway marked, ‘Conrad.’”

Indeed, that first fortuitous detour set them deep into Northern Michigan’s irregular beauty, resulting in this lovingly captured ‘Ticket to Ride’ esque trip by Video Director, Brandi Ediss.

Conrad finds the Legal Matters two years on from their debut. The songs are more confident and the harmonies more colorful. The band —Andy Reed, Chris Richards, and Klingensmith, all notable figures on the Midwest power pop scene — once again handle vocal and instrumental duties with the addition of Donny Brown and Andy Dalton on drums.


Incidentally, sharp-eyed readers may already be noting that the Omnivore label is an archival-specializing company – but this time around, the consensus was that this was a band and record they needed to get behind. Boy howdy to that! And collectors, note that the vinyl version of the album will contain bonus material via a download card. BHTT, too.

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