"Alone at St. Hugo reads as a yearbook of Milia's lifetimes, each one pieced together with glue and popsicle sticks, and the emotional remnants of nearly 10 years of loneliness as a touring artist and an ongoing fascination with the intricacies of familial closeness."
Really nice in-depth article from Detroit Metro Times! Full article here.
Alone at St. Hugo comes out May 3!
Matthew Milia’s debut solo LP is currently being prepared for release this spring. In the meantime, we are excited to announce an opportunity to own one of just 7 vinyl test pressings. This will forever be a very rare document, and you will get to hear the album months before anyone else. Each test pressing will also come in a sleeve individually decorated, numbered, and signed by Matthew.
If you’re in the market for another personalized document, perhaps consider a lyric sheet handwritten by Matthew.
3 Live Matthew Milia Solo Shows Released from 2007 & 2013:
What a tour. Well, I'm back in Detroit after a month in Europe—but it feels like I've been gone a year. So much happened. My dear Nana passed away in my absence. I got engaged to my best friend & love of my life in London.
Now I find myself immersed in my home comforts—able to make my own coffee & sit at my Lowrey organ and work on tunes, with jet lag waking me up too early (a sorta blessing) & an annual early-fall cold fogging up my head (a sorta nostalgic blessing itself).
It's hot in Detroit. I feel myself in that gentle fugue the mind enters reflexively in moments of serious life transition. I feel like giving away all my clothes & starting my wardrobe over. Getting a dog. Writing another collection of poems 34 people will read. Riding out a manic productivity and resilience wherever I may find it.
I'm simultaneously tempted to detach completely from the greater world wide web that is virtual humanity—just keep making stuff for my own gratification in a super wonderful state of simple domesticity—and also to connect and share overzealously in a reckless blaze. The modern duality. Whatever. I keep writing songs because I have to. It is how I process my lovely weird world. Therefore I have many songs queued up for release. My completed solo debut 'Alone at St. Hugo' WILL come out in 2019, I promise. New Frontier Ruckus album in the works, about which I am so excited. How blessed I am for my partners in that project, Davey & Zach. How gratefully we approach our task in honoring all the band represents.
I want to find a way to release things immediately and without the toxic expectation and me me me-ness of a bygone broken industry. Just hand it all over with an immediacy to anyone out there who might care. Could it be you?