Earlier this week we announced an Rdio exclusive stream of MuteMath’s new album, Odd Soul, and this week the New Orleans band has curated an exclusive playlist for you. While you listen, read our interview below to learn more about this funk-loving quartet.
Five Questions with MuteMath
- Who do you think is an important musician that most people have never heard of before?
MuteMath: David Axelrod, especially ”The Human Abstract” and “The Fly.”
- If you had access to any record in the world, what would you listen to right now?
MM: James Brown - Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas.
- Which album or artist do you most associate with your childhood?
MM: Darren - Paula Abdul, Paul - Huey Lewis and the News, Roy - Buddy Holly and U2, Todd - Mozart.
- We hope people are ______________ when they listen to our music.
MM: Tickle fighting in a space walk.
- We were thinking about ______________ when we wrote music for the new album.
MM: Nice things.
“Just a reminder of one of the greatest moments in recorded music history”:
3. James Brown - There Was A Time
“Good friends doing good things”:
9. Son Lux - All the Right Things
“Classic good-vibe ginger soul”:
10. Bobby Caldwell - Open Your Eyes