Artist The Mattson 2

Fashioned in tall mod suits and stylized blond locks, the internationally praised duo, Mattson 2, consists of twin brothers Jared Mattson on Guitar and loops and Jonathan Mattson on the Drums.

Mattson 2 is signed to the groundbreaking and stylish Santa Cruz-based label, Galaxia Records, which has released side project records by John Herndon from legendary post rock band Tortoise, indie hero Will Oldham from Bonnie Prince Billy and beats aficionado/artist Tommy Guerrero among others. In March 2007, Mattson 2 released a record titled Ray Barbee Meets The Mattson 2 in Japan, a collaboration melding the stylistic music of the Mattson 2 with the smooth sounds of Ray Barbee, who first gained wide acclaim as one of the first famous African-American skaters in the 80’s and later as a musician. Mattson 2 have played shows in such places as Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santos, Brazil; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hryvalla, Finland; throught out U.S.A. in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Michigan, South Dakota, North Dakota, Oregan, Washington, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida, and Texas; various citys in Japan such as: Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, Shizuoka, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okayama, and Kamakura.

— Bio taken from Last.fm

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RAY BARBEE AND THE MATTSON 2 PLAY BENEFIT IN COSTA MESA

 

Quoting Mattson 2:

Hi all,

Our friend Erik Chabala has recently been diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma cancer. Many great companies and local businesses are contributing their time and abilities for the cause. It will be a great event. All of the proceeds are donation based and will go to Erik and Robin Chabala to cover the doctor bills. Please come and show your support. We start at 6pm. After our set we will RAFFLE OFF A FENDER GUITAR!!!!!! XOXO

To donate directly to Eric please go to www.giveforward.com/erikchabalalymphomafund

Belly Up

So To Speak

STS / Mattson 2 , Episode #1 from lenny gonzalez on Vimeo.

Note from the Mattson 2: A good friend and blogger Lenny Gonzalez runs a series of online T.V. episodes called “So To Speak”. In them he interviews composers about their song making process, and their various philosophies that inform their works and performance practices. In addition to the interviews he also films the artists in action. We, the Mattson 2, are honored to be featured this week on his blog. Please check it out when you get a chance, as a lot of time went into preparing these. Filmed on location in San Francisco and Oakland.

Here is the sequence:
1) Monday April 2, Jonathan talks about finding his voice on the drum kit
2) Tuesday April 3, Jared talks about his approach to the guitar
3) Wednesday April 4, Mattson 2 talks about Workers Union
4) Thursday April 5, Jared talks about how playing “ASK” came about
5) Friday April 6, “Black Rain”(acoustic performance)

See the full series here:

http://vimeo.com/channels/170279#39567487

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