Recorded at Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC for Welcome to Mars and Eternal Mind Records.
"On his upcoming EP, The Drifter and the Dream part 1, Townsend explores the modern world and all of its rough edges with this exceptional collection of songs....Like Bruce Springsteen and Woodie Guthrie before him, Townsend channels in elements of folk, rock, and roots to create a great sound that doubles as a magnifying glass on his country’s pulse." - LORDS of DOGWOOD
"his lyrics can have a biting criticism more in line with the pointed fury of Bob Dylan....the album’s five tracks express a breadth of creative impulses...weighty lines like “it builds a brand new enemy to sell the same old war” flow with rhythmic ease." -The Huffington Post
"Matt Townsend really encapsulates the, so far, un-prevailing zeitgeist of those pining people who refuse to wither away in apathy." - Swept Media