"When things start to go wrong, that's when the masks come off."
Matranga began his music career after graduating from Pitzer College in 1991 forming the band Far. The band split up in 1998 after releasing four albums, allowing Matranga to focus on a solo career releasing music under the moniker, ‘onelinedrawing’, an anagram of a previous band, New End Original. However, he has since retired ‘onelinedrawing’, in favor of releasing all new solo music under his own name. Matranga’s music is often classified as independent or alternative rock, with influences from emo and punk. Matranga has released over 20 solo recordings throughout his career, plus an additional thirteen releases as a member of bands, not including his vocals in other artists’ tracks. He co-wrote “Where’d You Go” a side project for Linkin Park co-lead Mike Shinoda, starring in the corresponding video which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. A twenty five year veteran of the music industry, Matranga currently lives with his daughter in San Francisco when he isn't touring.
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