For MuteMath, the making of their second studio album “Armistice” could easily be filed under “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Pushed to their limits when producer Dennis Herring stepped in and instructed them to scrap what they had and start from scratch may have been the best advice this band has ever received. The band picked up their instruments, started over, and in that moment they reinvented themselves. While the overall process almost lead to the demise of the band, when they finally finished up, they were left with an album that they were all proud of and were happy to call their best work to date.
Blending rock, electronica, pop and alternative styles of music MuteMath create a chaos inspired soundscape that take their fans on a musical journey that truly comes to life when the band hits the stage. If a band is only as good as their last show then MuteMath gets better every day. Their live performance, quickly coined one of the best in the business, is where the band truly thrives.
Consummate road warriors, the band has been on tour since the August release of “Armistice”. Currently out in support of 30 Seconds To Mars, MuteMath has a new live DVD coming out later this year. Drummer Darren King recently called in from the road to talk about their journey.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette