The Mattson 2 have always added their own brand of hazy psychedelia to classic jazz songwriting styles, and “Wavelength,” the new single pulled from the band’s forthcoming Paradise Tuesday, is no different.
“Wavelength” is a laid-back groove, something to listen to on those sweltering summer afternoons spent whiling away the daylight in the shade. The breezy tune is backed by steady drum fills, with a noodling guitar to guide you in between verses. Throw in some keys and understated vocals, and you’ve got a sleek jazz track that feels like it’s just about to slip out of reach.
Fitting, then, that the video shows the identical twin brothers just barely missing each other. They’re color-coded, one in red, the other blue, thankfully; it’s impossible to tell them apart otherwise. Between all the near-misses, the video shows the boys playing their instruments and having a blast.
Paradise is out June 7 on Toro y Moi’s Company Records. Get some ice cream and check out the video below, then keep scrolling to see if The Mattson 2 are coming to a town near you on their summer tour.
The Mattson 2 Tour Dates:
21 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks *
23 – Houston, Texas @ Bronze Peacock *
24 – Austin, Texas @ The Parish *
25 – Dallas, Texas @ Dada *
08-09 – Nelsonville, Ohio @ Nelsonville Music Festival
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ SFJAZZ Center
19 – Visalia, Calif. @ Cellar Door
20 – San Diego, Calif. @ Belly Up
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
09-10 – Telluride, Colo. @ Telluride Jazz Festival
(* w/ Nick Waterhouse)