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Mute Math @ The Fillmore

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Mute Math
10/9/09 @ The Fillmore
San Francisco,
California
Review & Photos
by Dave & Mike Goedde

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Mute Math @ The Fillmore 10/9/09 San Francisco, ca – MUTE MATH is arguably one of the most innovative and progressive bands to emerge within the electro alternative scene in the last decade. Their unique sound and style is comprised of modern, almost urban computerized melodies, layered over unsubtle electric guitar, string bass, and quintessential rhythmic drum beats that combine to shatter the boundaries of what we know as traditional alternative rock and even electro alternative.

UPDATE: Mute Math have just announced 2010 North American Spring Tour dates supporting 30 Seconds to Mars



Stubble caught up with Mute Math in all their glory at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Currently on the road supporting new release Armistice (2009 Teleprompt/Warner Bros) which debuted at #18 on Billboard Top 200, #4 the Rock charts, & #3 on the Billboard Digital Albums and Billboard Alternative Albums charts the same week.

Mute Math @ The Fillmore 10/9/09
Amongst the mixture of youthful new Armistice fans and Reset EP veterans, no one could deny front man Paul Meany’s stage presence was charismatic and ethereal, yet warmly ordinary and down to earth as he connected on a more personal level by interacting graciously with enthused fans and occasionally allowing stage-front aficionados to play his keytar. The foundation of the evening and no doubt, the band as well, was with drummer Darren King, as he delivered his poundingly rhythmic beat with such clean conviction that it rightfully met its motion with just about every hand, head and foot in the place

Mute Math @ The Fillmore 10/9/09 An entertaining encore saw the band take on unforgettable form when Paul performed stage acrobatics and hand stands over his keyboard. While Greg Hill and Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas anchored the finale with taint-less guitar and stand up bass, Darren banged away at a water-covered snare, sending a menagerie of colorful glittery droplets skyward as they passed through stage lights on their way to musical heaven. With arms outstretched, the crowd astonishingly accepted Darren’s bass drum into their lifted hands but not long before he stepped atop it and floated amongst his worthy supporters as the show soon ended, unmuted.

Set List
The Nerve
*Backfire
Clipping
No Response
Armistice
Stare At The Sun (expanded)
Chaos
Plan B
Obsolete
Electrify
Odds
Noticed
Lost Year (expanded)
Burden
Typical

**Encore**
Pins and Needles
Spotlight
Reset (expanded)
Break the Same

In a live performance MUTE MATH undeniably commands your attention. Simply put they are mesmerizing, both visually and sonically.

For all thingsMute Mathwww.mutemath.com
More great artists from Warner Bros Records www.warnerbrosrecords.com
Check out Indie Label Teleprompt Records www.teleprompt.com

Edited
by Jeff Longo
Photos by
Mike & Dave Goedde

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