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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The H&S radness will showcase there new poison menu tonight... yum, our tongues are tantalized just thinking about it... Oh, as they present to you their new cocktails we will bring your ears to new heights with our new tunes... Ya, we still jam out the older stuff but our true focus lately has been on shedding our new tunes... the best Pad Thai noodles are served in the back by Dream. DJ Sean Patrick will blow minds with his set after us (anything from the Smiths to Lou Donaldson). Tonight will be fun, we usually go on around 10:30pm. Come thirsty and hungry. RSVP now Info here
Check this radness out... DJ Valida does a rad thing once a month called Desert Nights at the glorious standard hotel... she brings in rad bands but there's one catch... they gotta be acoustic... ya were stoked to challenge ourselves and play an all acoustic set for y'all. RSVP HERE
We are extremely stoked to team up with Ray Barbee to play in Denver at The 1up >> Colfax (Longmont Potion Castle may have even prank called this bar at some point....) It will be freezing cold but we'll bring our Cali warm blood and warm it up! We're gonna crank up some serious tunes with our 12 year collaborator, Ray Barbee (yeah its been that long)... We are ready for rocky mountain oysters and freshly brewed Colorado beer ((Yummm))... The 1up Colfax club we are playing at is an absolute zone of radness... the only thing that scares M2 about Colorado is the total shockage factor -- it seems everything we touch becomes electrified - we hope to channel the electricity through our instruments for y'all... The 3 of us Looking forward to hangin' with you Colorado-ins. Tix are on sale HERE get them fast, it will surely sell out.
Yo all thanks for coming out to H&S last week... we had a blast playing for y'all and drinking good cocktails with yous. We hope to see you next Monday... we'll get astral, we'll be mellow, we'll rage... all in one.
The Mattson 2 have teamed up for their second year collab with the extraordinary SD cocktail spot El Dorado. Together we present to y'all a special evening (that most of you know of) called Mattson 2uesday. We hope distant universal travelers will join us for new sounds and drinks... if not we'd love to host our fellow humanoids. This happens on Jan 7. RSVP here.
Yeah, Monday nights are usually a killer. And, even though we will be performing every Monday night in January at Harvard and Stone, we still can sympathize (not empathize) with y'all about not wanting to do nuttin on a Monday...
But, this night will be both different and fun. Harvard and Stone has great drink maker dudes and dudettes and some of the best cocktails ever. Sean Patrick is a rad knowledgeable DJ who spins sick, danceable sounds... It's just an all around great place to be... especially on what would generally be a boring Monday. More info check right here. RSVP via Fbook here
Here we go Santa Barbara + Hermosa Beach + Solana Beach + San Juan Capistrano.
Dudes, we're honored to share the stage with surfing legend/ guitar shredding extraordinaire Donavon Frankenreiter. These shows have been selling out so buy your tix below. Come support if your body moves you...
12/27 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club buy tix
12/29 Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke buy tix
12/30 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern buy tix
12/31 San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House buy tix
News about upcoming M2 record Cascade + visit from T-moe + Last weeks fun
Without boring y'all with needless fill chatter, let us just say that last week was a week of pure musical and humanly stimulation. -- OH and Welcome to our new website! There is much work to be done but it is up and alive and will continue to grow and morph into exciting, engaging things--
Important M2 News: Our inboxes are flooded with preguntas regarding our next full length release... As you can see in the photo, we met with our long time friend and producer Thomas Campbell. It was a super RAD to say the least. We fine tuned our new pieces and will head into the studio in January (right around the corner!) and CASCADE the new record will be released by Um Yeah Arts, Thomas Campbell's fantastically new multi-arts platform (http://umyeaharts.com/). Working with T-moe never gets old. When we come together crazy things start happening-- you'll hear-- so so rad-- Lastly we are excited to announce that our new record will feature Hot Pacific Maestro, Farmer Dave Scher (remember he played on Black Rain and Ode to Lou on Feeling Hands). 2014 will be a great year.
LAST WEEK: Ray Barbee and the Mattson 2 played the ELEMENT release party for Brian Gaberman's gorgeous, new photo book A Life in Transition(http://us.elementbrand.com/c/blog/brian-gaberman-a-life-in-transition). At Mollusk Surfshop Venice we got to play for some rad LA locals and hang with some great peeps: The Bros. Marshall, Neal Casal, Benji Knight, and Farmer Dave Scher. Neal and Benji really know how to groove between the chips of Mattson 2 - human, sonic glue gentlemen!