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The Mattson 2 prep ‘Paradise,’ touring w/ Nick Waterhouse (stream a new song)

The Mattson 2

Twin brother duo The Mattson 2 have been making mostly instrumental music for the last 15 years and, lately, have toured with Khruangbin, made an album with Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, and released a full-album cover of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. They’re gearing up to release Paradise, their second album for Chaz Bundick’s Company Records, which adds vocals to the mix, but we’ve got the premiere of the album’s instrumental opener, “Naima’s Dream,” which brings warm, mellow vibes and nods toward Chuck Mangione without using any horns. Listen to that and one of the vocal songs, “Essence,” below.

Paradise is out June 7 and The Mattson 2 will be on tour before that, kicking things off this weekend at Winooski, VT’s Waking Windows fest and will then hook up with Nick Waterhouse. Their tour with Nick hits Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 14 (tickets). All dates are listed below.


Paradise tracklist:
1. Naima’s Dream
2. Wavelength
3. Darkness Surrender
4. Essence
5. Moonlight Motel
6. Shell Beach
7. Paradise
8. Isela
9. Seacliff

Mattson 2 – 2019 Tour Dates
5/03: Waking Windows – Winooski, VT
5/04: Basin Springs Park – Eureka Springs, AR
5/06: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN *
5/07: The Ivy House – Milwaukee, WI
5/08: Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
5/09: Shelter – Detroit, MI *
5/13: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
5/14: Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
5/15: American Bar & Grill – Lancaster, PA
5/16: The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA *
5/17: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
5/18: Southern Cafe & Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA *
5/19: Ambrose West – Asheville, NC
5/20: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *
5/21: One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA *
5/23: Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX *
5/24: The Parish – Austin, TX *
5/25: Dada – Dallas, TX *
6/08-09: Nelsonville Music Festival – Nelsonville, OH
6/14: SFJAZZ Center – San Francisco, CA
6/19: Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
6/20: Belly Up – San Diego, CA
6/21: Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
8/09-10: Telluride Jazz Festival – Telluride, CO
* w/ Nick Waterhouse

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