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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

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    3 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    3 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    3 songs

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    3 songs

    Indie Party

    3 songs


    1 song

Albums by
Mute Math

Top Songs by
Mute Math

  1.   Song
  2.   Typical
  3.   Backfire
  4.   Control
  5.   Chaos
  6.   Monument
  7.   Spotlight
  8.   Blood Pressure
  9.   Electrify
  10.   Used To
  11.   Noticed
  12.   Armistice
  13.   Clockwork
  14.   The Nerve
  15.   Goodbye
  16.   Joy Rides
  17.   Remain
  18.   Allies
  19.   Collapse
  20.   Reset
  21.   Transformers Theme
  22.   Obsolete
  23.   One More
  24.   Plan B
  25.   All I See
  26.   Stratosphere
  27.   Tell Your Heart Heads Up
  28.   Odds
  29.   Break the Same
  30.   Safe If We Don't Look Down
  31.   Prytania
  32.   Cavalries
  33.   All or Nothing
  34.   Odd Soul
  35.   Valium
  36.   Burden
  37.   Clipping
  38.   Stare at the Sun
  39.   Stall Out
  40.   Picture
  41.   You Are Mine
  42.   Bulletproof
  43.   Composed
  44.   Vitals
  45.   Light Up
  46.   Intro
  47.   Quarantine
  48.   In No Time
  49.   Equals
  50.   Lost Year
  51.   Pins and Needles
  52.   No Response
  53.   Stare At The Sun/Obsolete
  54.   After We Have Left Our Homes
  55.   Progress
  56.   Best of Intentions
  57.   Walking Paranoia
  58.   Sun Ray
  59.   Earlylight
  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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