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Matt Nathanson Makes ‘Waves’

Exclusive! Download the heart-on-your-sleeve acoustics of "Detroit Waves" from San Francisco's Matt Nathanson.

In an age of irony, sometimes a little sincerity goes a long way. This is what San Franciscan singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson is angling for, as he delivers an emotive, wrenching performance on his token 12-string guitar on “Detroit Waves.” While the electric version is included on his sixth studio effort, Vanguard debut Some Mad Hope, Nathanson treats SPIN.com to a special acoustic cut. Here, Nathanson’s just a man with a guitar lamenting lost love as he recalls how you were, “Warm enough to share your sheets / Cold enough to make it seem it there only there / Long enough to disappear.” His flushed delivery of tender moments is enough to give one the warm fuzzies — Nathanson’s able to wield an acoustic guitar like a security blanket.

Now Hear This: Matt Nathanson – “Detroit Waves (Acoustic)” DOWNLOAD MP3

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