MUTEMATH are set to release their fourth album, Vitals, later this fall and lead singer Paul Meany was kind enough to talk about the record with us here. The band kicks off their headlining tour tonight with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a show in Los Angeles.
This record was really trying to find a way to look at all the songs we’ve written, all the records we have done, and find a way to internally pay homage to all of that. We’re acknowledging all of it and embracing it, and then finding a way to push it forward for ourselves. This record as a whole is probably more connected to some of our earlier work. It was important for us to find that new space of acreage that you can...
Darren King, drummer for Mute Math, has posted a collection of royalty free drum samples for purchase on That Sound.
This enormous drum library captures the untamed style of Darren King in great detail. These signature sounds are dirty and messy in the best of ways. Darren’s favorite drums from your favorite records recorded with vintage gear and tape machines. Darren’s drums are overtly processed and pushed hard through API pre amps, various compressors, and Studer and Teac tape heads.
We recorded 7 Kicks, 9 Snares, 2 sets of toms, Hi-hat, Ride, and 2 Crashes all in great detailed multi-velocity. We couple those multi-velocity samples with hundreds of unique “one-shot” samples.
Mutemath have posted an alternative version of "In No Time" that you can stream in the replies.
Many times we record multiple versions of songs for an album to make sure we find the best framework for a song idea. Especially our favorite ones. When we turned in Odd Soul to WB, there was debate on whether or not In No Time needed a more conventional approach. And although we tried, we wound up sticking with the original, more unconventional version, which is what is on the album. But here's the unreleased alternate version, which is still a nice listen.