Young Man in a Hurry got started by songwriter and frontman Matt Baron and drummer Meyer Horn. The band evolved into a full-fledged four-piece after inviting bassist Nick Harris and cellist Teddy Rankin-Parker to join. The band’s collaborators include David Vandervelde (Father John Misty), Jon Graboff (Willie Nelson, Norah Jones), Ryan Keberle (David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent), Ohmme’s Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse). is off their debut full-length Jarvis. We love “A Blue And Red Taxi With Bernie,” it’s one of the best indie tracks of the year.
Brian Deck talks about working with Young Man In A Hurry.
“As I spoke with Matt and started rehearsing with his band, it became clear that something special could come of this project. His lyrics were impressionistic but not vague, kind of psychedelic but grounded. His song craft is traditional but a little askew and his influences were obviously varied and interesting. I am very proud of all of us who helped make this record so beautiful and powerful and compelling. I hope you enjoy it and that it reveals new things with each listen.”
Their debut album is named Jarvis after a man Baron calls “the kindest person I’ve ever met” and the owner of his 120-year-old residence. “He bought the house in the 90’s when the area was desolate. Now, Google’s Chicago office and million dollar condos are a stone’s throw from his front door. He’s cool without trying to be, in evergreen ways like his unchanging interests in classical music (he only listens to WFMT radio), leather shoes, 501s, Hermès ties, and bacon.” For Young Man In A Hurry, Jarvis is a real person and friend, as well as an infinite symbol of unconditional love, timelessness, and unfazed joy — themes naturally central to a record now his namesake.