WHAAAT IS THIS !?!?
ABERDEEN is a first-person musical storytelling performance and upcoming album inspired by Lost Lander singer Matt Sheehy's travels as a forester in the rural Pacific Northwest.
In 2008, Matt took a job as a forester in the rainy and iconic logging town of Aberdeen, Washington. His new home - a remote and run-down cabin in the woods - was supposed to be the perfect place to reflect and write songs about a recent breakup and the devastating loss of his mother. But things have a way of taking unexpected turns in Aberdeen and it would take almost a decade for those songs, and the stories behind them, to be heard.
The story recalls his attempt to restart his life, record an album, and his entanglements with the Floods, an eccentric local family living near his isolated cabin in the woods. Casey, the family’s young mother, is a logger and the family’s primary breadwinner. Her husband, Andy Flood (or “Flood” as he prefers to be called), is obsessed with proving his worthiness despite his fragile disposition and increasing paranoia about mysterious events occurring in Aberdeen. Matt's efforts to help the couple reveal terrible hidden motives and lead to discoveries about the nature of the multiverse.
The 75-minute story unfolds via spoken storytelling and song performance by Matt Sheehy with live-action and animated projections by Stefan Nadelman that provide exposition and evoke a sense of place.