Matt Jasper is a New York based musician with an ear for a hook and witty lyrical sensibiity. His music has been compared to artists as diverse as Elliott Smith, REM, and Ben Folds, and can be best described as indie pop rock, sometimes with an orchestral flair. Matt has played in a number of bands for nearly ten years, usually contributing guitar and vocals. He has recorded two full length studio albums (2007's orchestral 'As A Matter Of Fact' and 2004's concept album 'The Distance Between') and has also recorded two home demo albums (2003's 'Thinking Back' and 2001's 'Jasper Makes Music'). For his latest release, Bored Games, Matt has put together twelve playful tracks that follow the journey from suburbia to city and from single life to domesticity. Introspective and reflective, the songs tell a story of a man in his twenties, not yet jaded, trying to find his place in the big city. It's the story of the time in life where you're not yet quite settled down, and still hungry for what life has to offer you. There are intricate vocal textures throughout the album, especially on standout tracks like "All The Possibilities" and album closer "The Patient Waltz". Musically, this album marks a departure from the previous release "As A Matter Of Fact" with a standard drums, bass and guitars combination. This stripped down approach serves the songs well, showcasing the innovative lyrics of "Brooklyn Heights" and "Infomercial Blues", which talk about rundown apartments and quick fixes for them found over late night television. These subtle lyrical flourishes are the type that rewards multiple listens, as a completed picture occurs upon further reflection. Playful and fun, catchy and contagious, Bored Games is anything but boring.