The Mattson 2 have announced a forthcoming collaboration album with Toro y Moi, who is better known as Chad Bundick. The album sports the univocal title Chad Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, and will be released through Company Record Label on March 31st of next year. Chad Bundick and the Mattson twins wrote the lyrics and music collectively as well as contributed equally to the instrumentals, but Bundick is solely responsible for the album’s production.
They have released one of the eight tracks on Chad Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, titled “Star Stuff”. It seems to draw transcontinental influence with an almost African sounding drum track underlying an upbeat jazzy rhythm and psychedelic guitar riffs that seem to be the Mattson 2’s joint signature. Toro y Moi’s faded vocals tell the ever-so-relatable tale of the emotional complications caused by unreciprocated love and inopportune romantic circumstances.
Check it out for yourself on SoundCloud:
Chad Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 is already available for pre-order on Company Record’s website in the form of a transparent LP, Compact Disc, and digitally via iTunes.
Chad Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 Tracklist
02. A Search
04. Star Stuff
05. Steve Pink
06. Disco Kid
07. Don’t Blame Yourself
Mattson 2 will be the opening act for Toro y Moi’s upcoming tour, which will touch the below listed towns.
This is not the first time the two separate entities of sound have merged to conceive new music; the Mattson duo appeared on Toro y Moi’s lastest album Live from Trona, featuring on trance-rock track titled “JBS”. Their initial introduction in 2014 was actually over a drum stool; for Jered Mattson forgot to bring one to a show the twins were playing in Oakland, California. Andrew Paynter, mutual friend and photographer, came to the rescue by calling upon Bundick, who lived local to the venue and had the stool they needed. Paynter can be considered the unintentional catalyst for the celestial sounding collaborations that have ensued since that day.