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
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."
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 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.
Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Two Door Cinema Club
Runtime: 13 minTwo Door Cinema club exhibit the same knack for chance that propelled them to the stage in the very beginning, experimenting ever so slightly by trimming the intense rhythms, dashing tempos, and inventive flourishes of "Undercover Martyn", "Cigarettes In The Theatre", and "Something Good Can Work" down into acoustic roots. The result is a set of songs that places emphasis on the melodies, harmonies, and story lines that drive at the heart of what this trio does. Call it another chance that, to no one's surprise, pays off in the form of this candid Guest Apartment style session with Two Door Cinema Club.
Live at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel
Ra Ra Riot
Runtime: 29 minEarlier this year, when Ra Ra Riot unleashed their third full-length record, Beta Love, we must admit that we were somewhat apprehensive about their sudden synth pop indulgence. To make such a polarized transition away from their intimate orchestral tunes was surely a shock that many longtime fans were forced to gradually grasp. But we, as have Ra Ra Riot's faithful, have come to appreciate this new, effervescent feel, and all it required was a live Beta Love experience.
We caught Ra Ra Riot's brilliant spectacle down in Austin, Texas during Conflict of Interest's night at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel, and Beta Love skeptics beware, as our video of their entire performance can (and will) make a fan out of the most cynical synth adversary.
Main Square 2011
Cold War Kids
Runtime: 57 minGet ready for a heartfelt performance by American indie rock band Cold War Kids, at Main Square, in 2011. Stay tuned for their forthcoming album New Age Norms, out this autumn.
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