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THE MATTSON 2
with Palmiyeler

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$13 / $15
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Songbyrd Presents

Thursday February 20, 2020

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Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical twins who have been collaborating almost literally from birth. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where in middle school they started playing music; decades later, they had earned Master’s degrees in Music from the University of California Irvine. They formed their psych-jazz group Mattson 2 in 2003, and released their first album, Introducing the Mattson 2, in 2009. Subsequent releases include collabs with pro skaters Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys). Since then, they’ve released an album with Chaz Bear — 2017’s Star Stuff, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 and which peaked at #1 on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Jazz Times said “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Paradise, their 8th record, marks the first time that the brothers have added vocals. The album is a masterful piece of psych-jazz, conceptually elegant and thrilling it its execution.

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Palmiyeler invites you for a drink by wavy beaches where you can enjoy their fun-psych-surf-pop sounds with serious lyrics darken by Istanbul’s genuine chaos.

Founded as an Istanbul based garage rock trio comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Mertcan Mertbilek, bassist Tarık Töre, and drummer Rana Uludağ. Recorded their debut 'Palmiyeler EP' in 2013 and released on vinyl and all digital platforms in 2015. After the release guitarist/keyboardist Barış Konyalı has joined the band. They spent time touring, making videos and recording the next album.

Following their first release in 2015, the band returned with II (Venus) in 2017, the debut LP with singles 'Senden Haber Yok' and 'Karbeyaz'. The LP is released by Tantana Records as a limited edition 12” and through all digital formats. Palmiyeler released their third studio album Akdeniz including lead singles 'Derine' and 'Kalbim Seni Arar' on May 25, 2018.

The band is coming for their first US tour in February, 2020.