In April, we welcomed the Mattson 2 to Hotel Palms in Atlantic Beach.
Over the course of the last decade, the San Diego based duo, made up of twin brothers Jonathan and Jared Mattson, have consistently displayed a kind of casual alchemy. The identical-twin brothers Jonathan (drums) and Jared (guitar, bass) Mattson pull on the threads of ‘60s Southern California sounds – the pyrotechnics of Dick Dale and the Deltones, Bud Shank and his L.A. jazz cohort–and the cosmic jazz of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.
And like Dick Dale, the Mattsons seem hellbent on proving that everything sounds better wet, drenching their live sets — as they did at the Hotel Palms — with reverb.
Despite the brothers affinity for coastal sounds and environs, they don’t make it to the Sunshine State often. Watch them perform two songs — the surfy instrumental “Black Rain” from 2011’s Feeling Hands and the experimental, EDM-inflected number “Monsters” from 2022’s Bohsheekwo — above and below.
Mix: Jack Mock
Cameras: Jordan Hoover, Ryan Montez
Editor: Jordan Hoover
Graphics: Rich Conner
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