MUTEMATH Elevate LA Troubador Crowd In Odd Soul Tour Opener

MUTEMATH's Paul Meany at the Troubador in LA. Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH frontman Paul Meany in LA. Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH drummer Darren King wows the Los Angeles crowd. Photo: JB Brookman

There is no band in the industry who leaves it all on the stage like MUTEMATH…

In the opener of their Odd Soul Tour (the new album drops on October 4th), the New Orleans quartet played through exhaustion, leaving drummer Darren King slumped over his beaten drum set.  A sold out Hollywood crowd turned the historic Troubador into a sweat-filled sea of humid energy.  Lead singer and sometimes keyboard contortionist Paul Meany ate every bit of it up and spit the kinetic energy back, all night.

Opening with new tracks from the upcoming Odd Soul, MUTEMATH showcased another tweak in their ever-changing creative sound, adding heavy influences of gospel-style organ to the mix.  When the opening guitar chimes of the instrumental “Reset,” from the band’s first EP, rang forth, the crowd intensified and did not let up from there on.

The band plowed through hits like Twilight soundtrack favorite “Spotlight,” “Typical” and “Control.”  The night’s pace built and built, including multiple keyboard handstands by Meany and some crowd surfing.  King flung pieces of his drum kit around the stage, including playing one song on top of the front-of-stage amps with a singular snare drum.  New guitarist Todd Gummerman played his first US show with MM and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas was his usual popular and funky self.

In a time where some say that music has lost it’s creativity, MUTEMATH continues to push the envelope and give fans one of the most out of control concert experiences around.  They are at the same time, chaotic, mind-blowingly catchy and warm ‘n fuzzy.  A totally unique group of musicians, MM is a must see on this tour.

More at MUTEMATH’s website.

MUTEMATH in LA. Photo: JB Brookman

Darren King of MUTEMATH. Photo: JB Brookman

Paul Meany. Photo: JB Brookman

Darren King. Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH in LA. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH. Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH at the Troubador. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

Paul Meany of MUTEMATH. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

Paul Meany. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH drummer Darren King in LA. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

Paul Meany. Photo: JB Brookman

Roy Mitchell Cardenas. Photo: JB Brookman

Darren King. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

The Troubador crowd at MUTEMATH. Photo: JB Brookman

Darren King greets his fans after the LA show. Photo: JB Brookman

MUTEMATH in LA. Photo: JB Brookman

Photo: JB Brookman

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