New Orleans’ rock innovators MUTEMATH have announced that they will release their third album for Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records, entitled, Odd Soul, on October 4th, 2011. The album, which was produced by the band, is the follow-up to 2009’s Armistice, which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Digital Albums and Alternative Albums chart, No. 4 on the Rock chart, and No. 18 on the Top 200 album chart, and was called a “must-have album” by the New York Post.
Odd Soul came together over the course of six months, during which the members of MUTEMATH – Paul Meany (vocals/keyboards), Roy Mitchell-Cardenas (bass/guitar), and Darren King (drums) – locked themselves down at Meany’s home studio in New Orleans and didn’t emerge until they were ready to play it for others. “The idea of complete isolation was the only thing that appealed to us. No camera guys, no producers, no engineers, no record label people, no management. No one would hear or comment on what we were doing until we were done,” Meany says. “We didn’t want to make blurry music. We set out to record something that was unapologetically us.”
Fans will get a first taste of Odd Soul when MUTEMATH introduce their songs during two very special shows in August. The band will perform at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on August 16th and at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on August 25th. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first served basis beginning July 5th. Stay tuned to MUTEMATH‘s official website, www.mutemath.com for ticket links and details, and while there check out Darren and Roy on the drums and bass. You can also watch the teaser video here: http://wbr.fm/MMDplusB.
Since releasing their first EP in late 2004, MUTEMATH’s inherent nature has challenged limitations and expanded parameters. By the time they released their 2006 self-titled debut, their blending of adverse genres into its own innovative sonically adventurous creation earned them a reputation as one of modern music’s most daring young groups. By 2007, they would find themselves nominated for a Grammy (for “Best Short Form Music Video” for their single “Typical”) and declared “the #1 band you need to see live before you die” by Alternative Press. Their stellar live show was captured in a 2009 live CD/DVD, entitled Armistice Live, which features explosive concert footage, a “Making of Armistice” documentary, previously unreleased studio vlogs, and bonus copies of MUTEMATH’s popular short-form music videos, including the never-released “Control” video.