The Mattson 2

The Mattson 2

Astronauts, Etc.

Wed 8.15.18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Mattson 2
The Mattson 2
The Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical twins who have been collaborating almost literally from birth. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where in middle school they started playing music; decades later, they had earned Master’s degrees in Music from the University of California Irvine. They formed their psych-jazz group The Mattson 2 in 2003, and released their first album, Introducing the Mattson 2, in 2009. Subsequent releases include collabs with pro skaters Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys). Since then, they’ve released an album with Chaz Bear — 2017’s Star Stuff, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 and which peaked at #1 on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Jazz Times said “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Paradise, their 8th record, marks the first time that the brothers have added vocals. The album is a masterful piece of psych-jazz, conceptually elegant and thrilling it its execution.
Astronauts, Etc.
Astronauts, Etc.
In another universe, the path of Astronauts, etc.’s Anthony Ferraro would have led him to become a classical musician — the culmination of nearly two decades of focused training. But as adventures go, each brings its own trials and it is the explorer's duty to adapt.

After chronic arthritis derailed plans to become a classical musician while studying at the UC Berkeley, Anthony Ferraro dropped out of school and started searching for a new focus. Soon, he began recording bedroom nocturnes under the moniker Astronauts, etc., a name he selected in reference to his reputation among friends as a space cadet with a tendency to let his mind wander wildly. But the handle also appeals appropriately to Ferraro's sense of artistic adventure, finding excitement in the most far flung regions of his creative id, breaking out in 2012 with the Hype Machine-topping "Mystery Colors" and "Coldboy," followed by last year's acclaimed Sadie EP. Astronauts, etc.'s new album Mind Out Wandering comes across as both a culmination of Ferraro's quest and the beginning of something new.

Ferraro's introduction to the world of popular music was catalyzed by a serendipitous meeting with Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi in 2012, when Bundick walked into the cafe where he worked. Over the next year they struck up a creative friendship that eventually resulted in a spot for Ferraro in Bundick's touring band. Encouragement and feedback from Bundick was instrumental in Ferraro's choice to continue with Astronauts, etc., and inevitably Mind Out Wandering finds itself nodding occasionally to the funk-laced rhythms that Toro Y Moi has come to be known for.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101