Tarka recorded his debut EP in July 2011 titled Motorcycle Breakfast, produced by Dave Mallen at Innovation Station Music in Arlington, VA. Since the release of Motorcycle Breakfast, songs from the EP have been featured on three Compilation Discs, including Music Still Happens Here, Volumes 1 and 2: a Compilation of DC Music, as well as the 2013 edition of the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
In addition, Matt Tarka has been recognized by Relix magazine as an "Artist on the Rise," and included his song "Indigo Bunting" in their October/November 2013 CD Sampler of new music.
His single, "Farragut Square" was released independently on April 1, 2014 and is featured as part of a compilation CD that was handed out at the 2014 LOCKN' Music Festival in Arrington, VA.
Tarka's songs are currently being broadcast on American Veterans Radio in 179 countries on all 7 continents, and was AVR's Artist of the Week from September 6-12, 2014. He has also been recognized as a "rising singer-songwriter" by The Deli Magazine, and was nominated for The Deli Magazine's DC Artist of the Month in September 2014.
Tarka began recording his sophomore EP in November 2014, with a release slated for 2016.