OUR ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM AND PURCHASE RIGHT HERE ON OUR WEBSITE ON CD AND AS AN MP3 DOWNLOAD!
We hope you enjoy it and come out to a show soon. Below is the press release for the album that will give you some insight on the whole thing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Portland husband-and-wife duo The Mutineers have just finished their latest self-released album titled Live at B-Side. It features 11 songs recorded live in two days at B-Side Studio in Portland, OR by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, HoneyHoney, The Parson Red Heads).
“We made an album without a single overdub, not even the vocals, to set ourselves apart from today’s micro-managed, pitch-corrected, masquerade of music,” says guitarist and singer/songwriter Brian Mathusek who founded the band along with wife, drummer and singer Merry Young. The album is their first release since the loss of acoustic guitarist and third founding member Michael Astudillo in 2014. “It’s been difficult to pick up the pieces but we knew we had to keep making music and we wanted a recording that truly reflected our live sound now as a duo.”
Known for their cynical, often rebellious, but always honest songs, The Mutineers have not abandoned that spirit. But their latest work digs deeper, reflecting a more aggressive expression of frustration, anger and loss. The first track “Barbara,” starts the album off with a tear-stained farewell letter to their former city. “Break Your Fall” asks haunting questions about addiction. “Drug For That” is a blistering commentary on the over-medication of modern society. “I Will Fight No More” recounts the heartbreaking retreat of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe. “Sell Your Life,” a sardonic pseudo-love song, paints a picture of beautiful people living so-called perfect lives. Also included on the album are newly recorded versions of some old favorites that are no longer in print.
The album will be available on CD directly from the band and can be ordered from their website (www.themutineersmusic.com). Digitally, it will be available for purchase through limited outlets but not on the streaming services. “We’ve decided against releasing this album on the myriad streaming services because, frankly, those services have never done us a lick of good. We might change our tune with future recordings, but for now this album will only be available for purchase,” says Mathusek.
The CD packaging for the album was made entirely by the musicians themselves. Young created the artwork and Mathusek screen printed each color by hand. Then they cut, glued, numbered and hand-assembled each one. They also screen print all of their own T-shirts and posters and offer their services to other bands as well. Their company Mutiny Studios (www.mutinysb.com) has designed and printed for many artists including Motörhead, Suicidal Tendencies, Quicksilver Messenger Service and a long list of local and national bands.
The Mutineers will be playing throughout the Pacific Northwest this winter with plans for a western states tour in early spring 2017.