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sElf

August 7th, 2014

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s




sElf

Biography

Self is largely the project of Matt Mahaffey, a Murfreesboro, TN-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who began writing songs at age four and was a professional drummer at 12. During high school and college he became proficient at home recording, setting up a studio in his basement and recording demos, some of which eventually became part of his debut album, 1995's Subliminal Plastic Motives. The album, an eclectic blend of power pop, hip-hop, and samples, earned Self a devoted following and tour dates with big alternative acts like Garbage, 311, and Cracker. After being on the road with touring bandmates guitarist/vocalist Mike Mahaffey, keyboardist/vocalist Chris James, drummer Jason Rawlings, and bassist/vocalist Mac Burrus, Matt Mahaffey celebrated his return to the studio by releasing a small-run album, Half-Baked Serenade, on the local Spongebath label. 1999 saw Self return to the limelight with Breakfast With Girls, which was co-released by Spongebath and Dreamworks. 2000's Gizmodgery was performed exclusively on toy instrumentation.

Top Albums


1. Super Fake N..

2. Runaway – Si..

3. Gizmodgery

4. Subliminal P..

5. Could You Lo..

6. The Half-bak..

7. Breakfast Wi..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Runaway Super Fake Nice – EP 3:18 $1.29
2.
Runaway Runaway – Single 3:18 $1.29
3.
Subconscious Life Super Fake Nice – EP 3:12 $1.29
4.
Trunk Fulla Amps Gizmodgery 3:24 $0.99
5.
Splitting Atoms Super Fake Nice – EP 3:04 $1.29
6.
Hey, Hipster Super Fake Nice – EP 2:41 $1.29
7.
Gonna Rock Super Fake Nice – EP 3:14 $1.29
8.
Looks and Money Super Fake Nice – EP 2:14 $1.29
9.
Lost My Senses Subliminal Plastic Motives 4:46 $1.29
10.
Big Important Nothing Subliminal Plastic Motives 2:43 $1.29
11.
Mother Nature's Fault Subliminal Plastic Motives 3:35 $1.29
12.
Superstar Subliminal Plastic Motives 2:31 $1.29
13.
Missed the Friction Subliminal Plastic Motives 2:59 $1.29
14.
Cannon Subliminal Plastic Motives 4:01 $1.29
15.
Lucid Anne Subliminal Plastic Motives 3:02 $1.29
16.
Marathon Shirt Subliminal Plastic Motives 4:15 $1.29
17.
So Low Subliminal Plastic Motives 4:11 $1.29
18.
Stewardess Subliminal Plastic Motives 3:36 $1.29
19.
Sophomore Jinx Subliminal Plastic Motives 5:12 $1.29
20.
Borateen Subliminal Plastic Motives 3:05 $1.29
21.
Placing the Blame Breakfast With Girls 5:00 $1.29
22.
Callgirls Breakfast With Girls 3:29 $1.29
23.
It All Comes Out In the Wash Breakfast With Girls 4:00 $1.29
24.
Better Than Aliens Breakfast With Girls 1:53 $1.29
25.
Breakfast With Girls Breakfast With Girls 3:12 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Runaway

2. Could You Love..


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