As I was riding around in the M2 rent-a-car... pre Compound Florida show... I was enjoying the AC and all of a sudden Jonnie just vanished... Snap. Where the heck did he go? Turned out he went through this strange portal only to end up in an alien village in Sarasota Florida... I found him... Good to have you back, I imagine they taught you some other-worldly rudiments on those drums of yours? Well put the rhythm experiments to use at the SF show please RSVP HERE...
Saturday will be the fiesta of a lifetime at compound boardshop in Sarasota, the beautiful sunshine state of Florida!!!! The Manatees here are so ready and so full of music they are ready to blow minds....
RANDY RONQUILLO, a San Diego based photographer, recently shot us for an article in Spectacle Magazine (a great, well-curated artist mag with good photos and stories; Based out of Venice Beach, on shelves now in physical form (i.e. no web release). So pick up a copy wherever you can find em…..). Our good buddy ADAM SHERRETT wrote some great words about the new upcoming Mattson 2 release "Agar." Here are some photos from the session. Suits by TAISHI NOBUKUNI
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).
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!
M2 performing for a great entourage of LA (and beyond) artists in Culver City LA. Gonna be rad. 8970 Washington BLVD
**Jared's gonna shred on his new Excalibur (Billy Bo)**
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.
You know the drill yo! We are back from Noise Pop fest and ready to swing-groove-riff-shred-bop-jazz-solo-rock...
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 email@example.com with subject the "Agar" to get this free download.
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.
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!
As you know our recording date is this coming Wednesday... um this Tuesday is Mattson 2uesday at El D... We will have special guest DJ Evs spinning soul, jazz, RnB, and other intensely rad sonic journeys at 9pm. So... were gonna play our whole new album for you, LIVE, before it's recorded... You guys and especially gal's will surely dig it. XOXO. RSVP
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
Mattson 2 will perform an all acoustic set - that doesn't mean we wont be feeding electricity into our instruments or manipulating acoustics with various pedal apparatuses... majorly mellow vibes to ensue. RSVP
Montana will surely be greeting us with cold arms but that doesn't mean there won't be good vibes in the air. Lets warm up together at the Filling Station... its been hot here in Cali so we'll be bringing plenty of heat. This will be fun... more info through the great Cactus Records. Info and tickets here