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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. ~ Stewart Mason
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Stations Featuring
Mute Math

    New Indie First

    New Indie First
    1 song

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    2 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    2 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    2 songs

    New Alternative First

    1 song

    Top Alternative

    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    2 songs

Albums by
Mute Math

Top Songs by
Mute Math

  1.   Song
  2.   Typical
  3.   Backfire
  4.   Control
  5.   Chaos
  6.   Spotlight
  7.   Used To
  8.   Electrify
  9.   Armistice
  10.   Noticed
  11.   Goodbye
  12.   The Nerve
  13.   Clockwork
  14.   Blood Pressure
  15.   Monument
  16.   Allies
  17.   Break the Same
  18.   Obsolete
  19.   Stall Out
  20.   Reset
  21.   Plan B
  22.   Intro
  23.   Tell Your Heart Heads Up
  24.   Sun Ray
  25.   Prytania
  26.   Equals
  27.   Cavalries
  28.   Odd Soul
  29.   Burden
  30.   Odds
  31.   Pins and Needles
  32.   Clipping
  33.   Collapse
  34.   You Are Mine
  35.   Progress
  36.   Walking Paranoia
  37.   Quarantine
  38.   One More
  39.   All or Nothing
  40.   Valium
  41.   Picture
  42.   Stare at the Sun
  43.   In No Time
  44.   Lost Year
  45.   No Response
  46.   Earlylight
  47.   Transformers Theme
  48.   After We Have Left Our Homes
  49.   Stare At The Sun/Obsolete
  50.   Peculiar People
  51.   OK
  52.   Afterward
  53.   Without It
  54.   Polite
  55.   Bonus Studio Vlogs
  56.   Making of Armistice
  57.   Making of Control
  58.   Making of Spotlight
  59.   In the Studio (Making Armistice)
  60.   Making Control and Spotlight
  61.   Architecture

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