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Mat Vuksinich has been making music under the name The Sarcastic Dharma Society, both by himself and with the help of others, since 2003. They have released 5 albums, most recently "Sannyasa Songs (of Love)", a six song EP full of nostalgic minimalism and heartbreak, and "Other People's Songs (Volume One)", a collection of 10 covers, re-imagined versions of both well known and lesser known artists' songs. They can be found writing, recording, and regularly performing in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon.
"...some of the most delicate and honest songs you will ever hear"
"Vuksinich’s music, his wandering guitar pluckery, his emotionally-strained vocals, all a kind of raw honesty, an actual and accounted for integrity, that most modern music completely lacks."
"He makes his songs sound really good."
"Portland has become familiar with Vuksinich’s unabashedly frank, lovelorn lyrics and plucky guitar melodies that match his boyish exterior...the majority of songs appeal to the agonizing obsession of teenage love, but in a refreshingly candid and conversational way."
"It’s rare to find bands you would die to support, being ready to follow’em across the World for not particular reasons, if not for the love of their music and the vision of the World they fit in."
10 songs about the love, regret, heartbreak, hope, and crushing sadness inside of us that we obsess over, while overlooking in others.
"Sannyasa Songs (of Death)"
following "Sannyasa Songs (of Love)", four song EP of orchestrated pop songs recorded between 2009 and 2012.
"Other People's Songs (Volume Two)"
followup to Volume One, second set of 10 cover songs.
"Duets With My Dad"
album of instrumental duets (guitar/mandolin) that i wrote/recorded with my dad.