Mute Math started as a long-distance relationship in 2001. Founding members Darren King and Paul Meany originally collaborated in the alternative synthetic rock outfit Earthsuit. As Earthsuit was winding down, King started playing with a new sound on the side, sending demos to Meany in New Orleans, who would tweak the tracks and add his own ideas. With the resulting sound coming together just as Earthsuit called it quits, King moved to New Orleans. Guitarist Greg Hill also joined the band, which was then called MATH. The newly renamed Mute Math signed with Warner Music Group in 2004, then completed their lineup with former Earthsuit bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas. Disenchanted by the label's decision to distribute their album on its Christian imprint Word, the band sued Warner in 2005, but settled in 2006. After the backwards video for "Typical" earned a Grammy nomination, Mute Math jumped into 2008 working on their sophomore album and touring with Matchbox Twenty and Alanis Morissette.
Mutemath Concert Films
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minFor the true Mutemath fan, this film includes the entire performance, complete with moody stage lighting and crowd surfing by the bandmates themselves. The actual music is the highlight here, though, since a textured record like Armistice isn’t the easiest thing to re-create on-stage. As a result, Armistice Live isn’t your typical fans-only concert album; it’s a testament to Mutemath’s strength as a band, and arguably their most interesting release to date.
Flesh and Bones
Runtime: 59 minMUTEMATH’s first concert film released on March 13, 2007 on Teleprompt / Warner Bros. Features MuteMath’s performance from the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Filmed during the band’s national tour in the Fall of 2006. Bonus content includes behind the scenes footage featuring previously unreleased song “The Fight” and a special stripped down performance of Reset at Fingerprints record store in Long Beach, California.
Mutemath Top Tracks
Live at The Regency Ballroom
Cold War Kids
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minIf there is one thing Cold War Kids have taught us it's never judge a book by its cover - or a band by its name. The Californian indie rockers performed a slick, soulful, grown-up set at Regency Ballroom in support in support of "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts." Dipping into newer tracks such as rollicking electro stomper 'Miracle Mile' and raw renditions of fan favourites like 'We Used To Vacation' and 'Hang Me Up To Dry', the Kids showed us they are more than capable of putting on a phenomenal live performance that can keep everyone in the house rocking until the final minute.
In Session: 2008
Runtime: 12 minSnow Patrol performs live at the intimate In Session in 2008. The Session, features performances of Take Back The City,” The Shutters, Chasing Cars.” The Session concludes with an interview with Snow Patrol.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 53 minThis five piece rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1999 and after playing the Sunset Strip clubs and self producing EPs for a couple of years, they made their self titled major label debut and hit the road.Travelling all over the U.S., the U.K. and even made it as far as Japan. They toured with Weezer, The Strokes, Sloan, The Sounds, The Donnas, Travis, Keane and many others.
This Soundstage Special is one not to miss.
Live in San Diego
Runtime: 1 hr 4 minSwitchfoot's spiritual alt-rock style comes alive in an enthusiastic hometown show captured on Live In San Diego. The quintet delivers powerful tunes from their 2003 debut The Beautiful Letdown, including Meant to Live and Dare You to Move.
Live At House Of Blues Anaheim 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minThe Bravery were an American dance-rock band formed in New York City in 2003 that consisted of lead vocalist Sam Endicott, guitarist Michael Zakarin, keyboardist John Conway, bassist Mike Hindert and drummer Anthony Burulcich. Their music is a synthesis of 1980s-influenced genres such as post-punk revival, dance-rock, and new wave. This live concert experience at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California includes memorable performances of “This is not the end,” “Time Won't Let Me Go,” “Swollen Summer,” and many more.
Live From Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles
Runtime: 1 hr 55 minLive filming of Circa Survive from their sold out show at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA. Filmed on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Front Row Center
Death Cab For Cutie
Runtime: 54 minIndie rock favorite turned major label sensation Death Cab for Cutie presents an impeccable set on this episode of Soundstage. Lead vocalist Ben Gibbard’s cozy voice has an engaging quality that ropes you in on songs from their new EP The Open Door, 2008 studio album Narrow Stairs and highlights from their prolific catalog.