Photo by Julia Reihs
With Paradise, The Mattson 2 show us the sounds of evolution. Identical Twins Jonathon (Drums & Vocals) and Jared (Double Neck Guitar & Vocals) Mattson have forged a new path in contemporary jazz. Building upon influences by the celebrated players of the past, The Mattson 2 synergize the capabilities of the modern electric guitar with the sunshine of Japanese city pop. As their work represents a step forward in jazz, Paradise marks a personal milestone for the twins. The record is their second release on Chaz Bear’s (of Toro Y Moi) Company Records and their first to feature vocals. To present a new challenge and to appease some fans’ long-held demands, the brothers sing for the first time in their 15 years performing as The Mattson 2. Listen to them explain that transition to Laurie Gallardo below!
Don’t forget to catch The Mattson 2 on tour this spring!
– Cole Hunt/KUTX Intern
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Host: Laurie Gallardo
Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Patricia Lim & Faith Castle
Edit: Faith Castle (“Wavelength”) & Patricia Lim (“Essence”)