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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. 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

    Christian Rock

    Christian Rock
    3 songs

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    4 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    4 songs

    Indie Party

    Indie Party
    4 songs


    2 songs

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

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