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Matt Jaffe & The Distractions is an indie rock act based in San Francisco. The group formed after Talking Heads guitarist and keyboardist Jerry Harrison discovered Matt performing solo at an open mic and was compelled to produce the boy’s music. Together, and with contributions from Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) on drums and Nathan East on bass, they are working on Matt’s first album. The band’s first video features the song ‘Backs of Our Eyelids,’ which was named a winner in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition. Other highlights include winning the Marin County Battle of the bands, ‘Best Music’ at the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade, and debut performances in SoCal at the Roxy Theatre and in NYC at the CBGB and CMJ Fests.