LET US ROAM

As most of you know, one of the main collaborators that the Mattson 2 have worked with extensively for the past 7 years is the legendary sk8r musician Ray Barbee. The great folks over in Bozeman, Montana at Helio Collective recently did a series of artist profiles for Leica Cameras entitled Let Us Roam. Included in the ray Barbee portrait are some shots and sounds of the Mattson 2. 

As most of you know, one of the main collaborators that the Mattson 2 have worked with extensively for the past 7 years is the legendary sk8r musician Ray Barbee. The great folks over in Bozeman, Montana at Helio Collective recently did a series of artist profiles for Leica Cameras entitled Let Us Roam. Included in the ray Barbee portrait are some shots and sounds of the Mattson 2. 

Shot on location at The Filling Station. Bozeman, MT. 

Shot on location at The Filling Station. Bozeman, MT. 

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Photo by Ray Barbee

Photo by Ray Barbee

Photo by Ray Barbee, Jonathan at a record store in Tokyo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Actually three of the four artist Helio Collective profiles are great compadres of the Mattson 2! ARTO SAARI is a fellow Finlander (Mattson 2's nationality is mostly Finnish) and we've done some great work together; played music at one of his exhibitions, scored a composition for one of his Flip Sk8 videos he directed in Canada, and Arto recently did a photo shoot with us in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ray Barbee, Jonathan at a record store in Tokyo

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Actually three of the four artist Helio Collective profiles are great compadres of the Mattson 2! ARTO SAARI is a fellow Finlander (Mattson 2's nationality is mostly Finnish) and we've done some great work together; played music at one of his exhibitions, scored a composition for one of his Flip Sk8 videos he directed in Canada, and Arto recently did a photo shoot with us in Los Angeles.

Arto Saari
Photo by Arto Saari

Photo by Arto Saari

Photo by Arto Saari ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATIBA JEFFERSON is a fellow identical twin and skateboarder/photographer who actually shredded with our older brother Micah Mattson back in the day. He and his twin brother Ako are also some of the most knowledgable and diverse music lovers m2 has ever met.....they jam anyone from Tupac to Steve Reich to Thrill Jockey dudes to Blue Note dudes to The Smiths......rad dj's too.

Photo by Arto Saari

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ATIBA JEFFERSON is a fellow identical twin and skateboarder/photographer who actually shredded with our older brother Micah Mattson back in the day. He and his twin brother Ako are also some of the most knowledgable and diverse music lovers m2 has ever met.....they jam anyone from Tupac to Steve Reich to Thrill Jockey dudes to Blue Note dudes to The Smiths......rad dj's too.

Atiba

Atiba

Photo by Atiba Jefferson

Photo by Atiba Jefferson

Photo by Atiba Jefferson ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have a minute, we encourage you to check out all the film profiles Helio has done HERE...you won't regret being informed of these fascinating people. So far Ray's short film is the only one up but you can look forward to the other film portraits in the coming months. Enjoy

Photo by Atiba Jefferson

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If you have a minute, we encourage you to check out all the film profiles Helio has done HERE...you won't regret being informed of these fascinating people. So far Ray's short film is the only one up but you can look forward to the other film portraits in the coming months. Enjoy

Photo by Arto Saari, Mattson 2 at Bar Marmont Los Angeles

Photo by Arto Saari, Mattson 2 at Bar Marmont Los Angeles

OK OK! First Florida then San Francisco this month

Ladies and Gentlemen (hope you are gentle), we have some shows this month we are looking very forward to Florida we will play the anniversary party for Compound Boardshop!  a great boardshop doing rad things to push the stick that moves bellow your feat with wheels on magical journeys through South East USA, Florida. The best part about it is that all proceeds will go to Mission Mexico a great group of people who care for the children of Mexico who need help. RSVP HERE-- Once we get back to California we will play the House Industries + Heath Clock launch event at the Heath Ceramics space in San Francisco!!!! RSVP HERE -- gonna be so fun we love what the oozingly creative people are doing!!!! The Mattson 2 go way back with the House Industry guys--they are great people doing incredible things (some of the most meticulous designs ever) with design and fonts (we played a Heath event and a Herman Miller event for House in loa Angeles many years ago; and on occasion the House peeps screen print a custom M2 logo on Jonnies bass drum…...----we go way back yo).    

Flier design by Dustin Ortiz

Flier design by Dustin Ortiz

#ICYCAPS & RAPT STUDIO RADNESS

HEY, before you read this. Don't forget to check out our performance tonight in San Diego at El Dorado…..Get your moscow mule on….We start at 9:30. 

"#icycaps touched down on march 25 at RAPT STUDIOS in culver city. The show features a wide range of signs artists and lettering enthusiasts from around the nation who are associated with The Pre-Vinylite Society, “a loose network of self-ordained sign enthusiasts and advocates for an improved urban aesthetic.” Curated by local artist Colt Bowden, of Voilà! Press, the show highlights the work of: Damon Styler, James Cooper, Brian Kaspr, Marcos LaFarga, Riley Cran, Bob Dewhurst, Phillip Morgan, Jeff Meadows among many others. The Mattson 2 (twin brothers Jared on guitar & Jonathan on drums) were also on hand for the opening event. The two are consistently able to weave a remarkably enveloping sound. Their upcoming full length album (“AGAR”) is slated for release in August on Um Yeah Arts an exciting new “multi-arts platform” helmed by skater/visual artist Thomas Campbell."

Content provided courtesy of The Poetry of Living visit their site for more photos and content from the event and to just be informed by RADness……All the best!

 

 

Agar mixing in SF & 3 shows this week in Bay Area

We will mix our new album "Agar" with the great engineering wizard, Monte Valier in SF. Gonna be good times... When we finish mixing on Wednesday lets celebrate with us and Thomas Campbell for a one hour cocktail set 10pm at the Penrose in Oakland! Tommy Guerrero will also join us on bass at that performance. BAMMM! directions info HERE. On Thursday and Friday nights we will be performing an intimate set at the great UNA PIZZA NEPOLETANA around 7pm. All shows are free with food or drink purchase. Enjoy the jams and stay tuned for the release of Agar on vinyl and digital download in August. 

Tommy Guerrero and the Mattson 2 at Penrose in Oakland. 10pm

Tommy Guerrero and the Mattson 2 at Penrose in Oakland. 10pm

Photo by Thomas Campbell 

Photo by Thomas Campbell 

Thursday March 20th and Friday March 21st  Mattson 2 perform and eat pizza at 7pm. Flier designs by Pete Panciera

Thursday March 20th and Friday March 21st  Mattson 2 perform and eat pizza at 7pm. Flier designs by Pete Panciera

new Single "Palamar" In preperation for Agar (coming to you soon) + This Wed M2 set at Casa

Last Casa set this week! Come hang before we go off to Noise Pop! You have to RSVP to get in!
*FYI!!!!! As you all know, we had a great time with Thomas Campbell, John X, and Farmer Dave when we tracked our new record "Agar" a few weeks ago... It takes a lot of time and energy and thoughtfulness to make a record... To pump you all up for the release of Agar we'll be sending you an exclusive unreleased single, "Palamar." Email info@mattson2.com with subject the "Agar" to get this free download.

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M2 Casa WED Residency FEBruary 19/Goleta FEBruary27/San Francisco FEBruary28/

Y'all know whats up - you'll drink amazing poison and we'll bring in the jams. We will put together a playlist of our favorite tunes starting at 9pm. we'll fire it up around 10--- gonna be rad. RSVP or pay $5 at door. Also keep in the ol' noggin that we'll be up in Santa Barbara (technically Goleta) Playing at The Mercury Lounge on Feb 27 and Noise Pop Fest with Tommy Guerrero and El Ten Eleven the day after on Feb 28.

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New Mattson 2 full length "AGAR" - recorded by the great John X

John X Volaitis is a madman! We were so stoked to have him as recording engineer for our newest record "AGAR" (set to release in May 2014). He has recorded the greats: The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2, Ice Cube, Black Sabbath and many many more! We tracked everything everything live in one room with our amigo Farmer Dave Scher @Earthstar Creation Center. You can hear our sweat drip and feel our hearts beat on the record... stoked to have producer Thomas Campbell directing things!

John X

John X

Costa Mesa Wednesday night Residency At CASA... FEB

Best drinks in town are here... yum ginger bee sting... We are looking forward to jamming for you on Wednesday. -- Also happening Wednesday -- We head into the studio with producer Thomas Campbell and Farmer Dave to record our new record, christening the music zone of Um Yeah Arts. That very Wednesday night we will perform the Album in its entirety at CASA. Don't miss it y'all... we'll start around 10:00... or a little after. RSVP

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