The Mattson 2’s recent output includes the celebratory, disco splashed Toro Y Moi single Millennium which appeared on The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon. The twin brothers cameoed in the joints video as grumpy orderlies in a mental ward high-jacking instruments from Chaz Bear’s bandmates. The 2’s previous release Paradise found them evoking the lush and carefree soundscapes of Japanese city pop. Their 2018 release Vaults of Eternity: Japanwas full of loving reinterpretations of songs by artists like Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto, and while Paradise doesn’t indulge in sonic excess, it does capture that breezy, sun-filled vibe. It charted Billboard at #1 Contemp. Jazz, #2 Jazz, #20 Alternative and landed features in the Washington Post and Pitchfork. Amongst collabs w/ Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys), they released Star Stuff in 2017 with Chaz Bear (FKA Chaz Bundick, AKA Toro Y Moi) — also #1 on Billboard contemp. jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Ashely Kahn (author of A Love Supreme: The Creation of John Coltrane’s Classic Album, 2002) says “there is a depth of sincerity and reverence in what the Mattson’s are doing that is unquestionable.”
Mr. Grant Olsen
I am an artist who has worked with many kinds of materials, but in the last year has focused primarily on sewing. I have exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. Received a fellowship in visual arts from the State of Idaho as well as being featured in the 2004 Triennial Exhibition at the Boise Art Museum.
Leading Lines make chronic, super-dank indie-alt/psych tunes in their front room in Boise, Idaho. The four-piece started making music together in 2020 and released their self-titled EP the following year with their 2nd EP following suit the next year. With the help of some guest performances on each project, their catalog blends inspirations from jazz, punk, indie, and metal.