When Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Mois) joins forces with The Mattson 2 (twin brothers Jake and Johnathan Mattson), alternative music gains a whole new spectrum of cool. As a trio, this recently formed outfit has collaborated under the sensible moniker, Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2. As such, listeners of both acts will feel right at home. The extent of their sound is captured through the single, “Star Stuff,” which combines familiar jazz-rock vibrancy with 60s popsike guitars. The band plans to release a debut album of the same name name on March 31.
Bundick had previously spoken with the Aquarium Drunkard on how this familiarity translates to a live setting, stating, “[We] definitely are looking to make it a show for everyone, Toro fans and Mattson fans, so it’s not gonna be too crazy instrumental, or too poppy for The Mattson fans, it’ll be a nice balance. Definitely gonna add some more vocals to the set.” He adds, “I think really, the way we jam is really amazing, so I think it’ll be fun to do that every night.”
Indeed, that live aesthetic will be utilized in their upcoming show at the Bowery Ballroom. The band is set to perform on Sunday, April 16, featuring special guest Madeline Kenney. Tickets for the show will cost $20. The doors will open at 8 PM.
For more information, head to www.boweryballroom.com