Here’s a sneak peek (click the soundcloud link below) of the new Trans Van Santos album, TVS2, due out April 2018 on Tekeli-Li Records. Contact us at if you want the full PR for review…. or click here for the album EPK


Watch TVS live leading the Family Folk Explosion with Dead Meadow’s Jason Simon….


Below: some love from the writers for previous work…

“Imagine being in the film ‘Paris, Texas’ hanging out with Harry Dean Stanton… nibbling on peyote chips and squinting in the moonlight.”

-Ink 19 (James Mann)


“…Trans Van Santos situates himself somewhere between the amiable, sunny psychedelia of Woods and the darker, apocalyptic ramblings of mysterious, 1960s-era hermit Jonathan Halper. With his Lee Hazlewood croon, Matos… evokes that era when the hippie party of the late 1960s had just turned into the long hangover of the 1970s.”

-Elmore Magazine


“Offbeat mysticism, psychedelic meanderings, and earthy country soul…a gifted and charismatic songwriter”. – Ben Van Houten, KQED


“Invokes the kind of Old, Weird America that you see in Wim Wenders films.”- Phoenix New Times


“Perfect.”- Time Out New York