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Mute Math: No Big Label, No Worries

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Just as Vedera (formally Veda) ended their set, a half hour before Mute Math was to go on stage, no one budged for the next half hour as to not lose their perfect spot. Entering the stage just to set up their equipment elicited screams of excitement. Sound check beget louder ones. The crowd had love; probably the most zealous crowd this individual LAist has ever seen. And that zeal is not without reason.

Simply put, Mute Math ruthlessly rocked out last Monday night at the sold out Troubadour show. Dynamically aware, tightly executed pauses, and beautiful moments of silence do not begin to describe the sheer quality of their well-sculpted compositions and ability as musicians.

They have two albums out (the latest one can only be bought at their shows until later this year), but while they both sound great, sometimes a live show can blow your mind. The tour continues on across the states through March, and as any up and coming buzz generating band should do, they videoblog (scroll down to last week) and podcast it (search "Math Math" in iTunes). If you're too lazy or a technophobe, they'll be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:35AM ET/PT tomorrow - Friday, Feburary 3rd.