Matt Pryor is the singer / guitar player in Kansas City, MO’s The Get Up Kids. He currently is playing in The New Amsterdams and The Terrible Twos. Matt Pryor’s first solo album, named ‘Confidence Man’ after a track of the same title, is a folk-tinged collection of stripped, acoustic songs. It was released on July 29, 2008. Speaking with Songfacts in a 2011 interview, Pryor said the raw production of his second album, May Day, reflects his emotional state at the time of recording: “I mean, it’s a home recording written and recorded by someone who was very, very frustrated and somewhat angry. So I think that it was better to convey that. I’m not going to get hung up on what kind of microphones and pre-amps we’re using to make the record. I just wanted to be raw, and I wanted it to convey the feelings that I was having. And I think I did that.” The album was released in January 2012.