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
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 the Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ra Ra Riot
Runtime: 60 minRa Ra Riot are on an alluring career trajectory. The band has gone from small-town favorites to big stage stars, and their recent swing through our city for four nights at both The Bowery Ballroom and The Music Hall of Williamsburg seemed the perfect time to capture their ascent.
Starting off as contemporaries to bands like Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot has been something of a slow burner, choosing to develop and nurture a sound rather than cashing in on one, quick aesthetic. Following the release of their polished, Chris Walla produced sophomore album The Orchard, the band now find themselves at a point of promise. The intricacies of their arrangements rival many of the so-called art-rockers, with heaps more accessibility. While The Orchard dropped hooks for heady, reverberated decorations, the ornate finish provides a complimentary side to a band still building its foundation.
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.
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.
Alive at Red Rocks
Runtime: 2 hr 26 minRecorded at one of America’s most legendary outdoor amphitheaters, Incubus’ Alive at Red Rocks finds the California quintet performing their biggest hits plus cuts from A Crow Left Of The Murder, including "Megalomaniac" and "Talk Shows On Mute."
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
Live at the Mt. Baker Theatre
Death Cab For Cutie
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minOn April 22 and 23, 2009, Death Cab for Cutie returned to Bellingham, WA, where they had formed over 10 years prior to perform two sold out concerts at the historic Mt. Baker Theatre. This film features previously unreleased performances from these two very special nights as well as interviews with band members about the band's early days in Bellingham.