Slacker Logo


Mute Math

Taking cues from several decades of alternative rock, Mute Math (also known as MUTEMATH and MuteMath) fuse together New Order's synth-dance epics, the Stone Roses' shambling shuffle, Radiohead's chilliness, Air's ambient pop, and the booming vocals of mainstream pop/rock. Singer Paul Meany, formerly of the Christian rock group Earthsuit, was working in New Orleans when he began a long-distance musical correspondence with drummer/programmer Darren King, who was based in Springfield, Missouri. The two began sending CD-Rs back and forth up the Mississippi River, eventually putting enough songs together to convince King to relocate to New Orleans and start a proper band. After adding guitarist Greg Hill and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas, the new band completed the Meany-King compositions in 2003; Meany then took the resulting demo to noted CCM producer Tedd T., who was enthusiastic enough to launch a new indie label, Teleprompt Records, in order to release 2004's Reset EP. The EP's success allowed Mute Math and Teleprompt to negotiate a distribution deal with Warner Bros., which reissued the EP in 2005. Although Mute Math completed their self-titled debut album that same year, marketing disputes between Teleprompt and Warner Bros. delayed its release for nearly a year. Because Warner Bros. wanted to promote Mute Math as a CCM band instead of an alternative rock act, thereby limiting the group's mainstream exposure, Mute Math and Teleprompt Records filed suit against the major label, claiming breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation. The band's website announced that the suit was settled out of court, concurrent with the signing of an improved deal with Warner Bros. An expanded version of Mute Math, featuring remastered tracks from Reset and a bonus limited-edition live EP, was released on September 26, 2006. "Typical" proved to be a modestly successful single, cracking the mainstream rock charts in 2007 and finding a home on MTV, where the song's Grammy-nominated video became a hit. Tours with Eisley, Alanis Morissette, and Matchbox Twenty honed the band's live chops, and Mute Math returned in 2009 with a new album, Armistice. The album debuted at number 18, and Mute Math toured heavily in support, capturing one of their live shows on the 2010 concert album Armistice Live. Todd Gummerman replaced guitarist Greg Hill that October, and the follow-up studio album, Odd Soul, was released in 2011. Vitals, the band's fourth studio long-player, was issued in 2015 via the band's own label, Wojtek Records. ~ Stewart Mason
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Mute Math

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    3 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    3 songs

    New Indie First

    New Indie First
    1 song

    New Alternative First

    1 song

    Top Alternative

    3 songs

    Pop Rock

    3 songs

    Alternative Mix

    3 songs


    1 song

Albums by
Mute Math

Top Songs by
Mute Math

  1.   Song
  2.   Typical
  3.   Backfire
  4.   Chaos
  5.   Control
  6.   Spotlight
  7.   Remain
  8.   Electrify
  9.   Monument
  10.   Noticed
  11.   The Nerve
  12.   Clockwork
  13.   Goodbye
  14.   Armistice
  15.   Blood Pressure
  16.   Allies
  17.   Used To
  18.   Joy Rides
  19.   Plan B
  20.   Reset
  21.   Sun Ray
  22.   Stall Out
  23.   Intro
  24.   Odds
  25.   Clipping
  26.   Collapse
  27.   Progress
  28.   All or Nothing
  29.   Burden
  30.   Lost Year
  31.   Transformers Theme
  32.   Stare at the Sun
  33.   Break the Same
  34.   You Are Mine
  35.   Walking Paranoia
  36.   Tell Your Heart Heads Up
  37.   Quarantine
  38.   Prytania
  39.   One More
  40.   Equals
  41.   Cavalries
  42.   Odd Soul
  43.   Pins and Needles
  44.   No Response
  45.   Earlylight
  46.   After We Have Left Our Homes
  47.   Obsolete
  48.   In No Time
  49.   Valium
  50.   Stare At The Sun/Obsolete
  51.   Picture
  52.   Peculiar People
  53.   OK
  54.   Afterward
  55.   Without It
  56.   Polite
  57.   Bonus Studio Vlogs
  58.   Making of Armistice
  59.   Making of Control
  60.   Making of Spotlight
  61.   In the Studio (Making Armistice)
  62.   Making Control and Spotlight
  63.   Architecture
  64.   Light Up
  65.   Stratosphere
  66.   All I See
  67.   Vitals
  68.   Composed
  69.   Best of Intentions
  70.   Bulletproof
  71.   Safe If We Don't Look Down

Artists Related to Mute Math

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |