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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
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Stations Featuring
Mute Math

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    3 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    3 songs

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    3 songs

    Alternative Mix

    3 songs

    Pop Rock

    3 songs

    Indietronica

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Albums by
Mute Math

Top Songs by
Mute Math

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

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