Mutemath Welcomes 2012 with Concert Tour
After the making of a sophomore record called Armistice nearly broke up the band a couple years ago, Mutemath has returned strong this month, if in a little different form. Released October 4, Odd Soul finds the New Orleans alternative rockers down one guitarist (original member Greg Hill) and with a slightly new sound (drummer Darren King told the San Antonio Express-News that the new album sounds like Led Zeppelin playing music by the Meters).
Despite all the turmoil, the band is now getting back to what it does best. After finishing up a short stint of smaller shows dubbed the “Odd Soul Introduction Tour” at the end of this week, the band has announced it will hit the road early next year for a headlining tour that will take them to all corners of America. Beginning January 26 in Houston, the tour will last until March 18, when they play Atlanta.
Both “Odd Soul” and “Blood Pressure” have been released as singles for the album, with the latter cracking the top 40 alternative radio chart. Additionally, the band will be the “You Oughta Know” featured artist on VH1 for the month of November.
Mutemath was formed in 2001 out of a long distance musical relationship between singer/keyboardist Paul Meany and King. Both were involved in other projects at the time but would send demos to each other, and eventually King moved to New Orleans where Meany was and the two began recording demos and playing shows under the name Math. “Mute” was added to the name when it was discovered the Math moniker was being used by several artists, and eventually the lineup was rounded out with the addition of Greg Hill on guitar (bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas joined after the recording of the bands first official recording, Reset EP).
Coming most prominently into the spotlight with the 2006 self-titled album, Mutemath went on to be nominated for a Grammy award for Best Short Form Video for “Typical,” a song from the album. “Control,” also from Mutemath as well as the Reset EP, won a Dove Award for Best Modern Rock Song in 2005