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Music Around Town


When: Sun., March 4 2012

Even though they isolated themselves from the outside world during the writing and recording of Odd Soul, New Orleans alt-rockers Mutemath made sure their third album was audience-friendly. The trio tapped into the upbeat music and manic energy of their stage shows for Odd Soul, which came out last year. They also mix in a bunch of influences, from bluesy garage jams and electronica to funk, psychedelia, and even some prog-rock. Songs like “Tell Your Heart Heads Up,” “Cavalries,” and “Quarantine” sound like they're ready to lift off in concert. Founders Paul Meany and Darren King even felt comfortable enough this time to address their faith – before Mutemath, they fronted a Christian-rock band – but they're not about to promote any sort of religious ideology on record or onstage. It’s not about saving souls anymore. It's about letting emotions fly and saving rock & roll from eternal stagnation. 8 p.m. Tickets: $23-$30. -- John Patrick Gatta