Mathieu Santos

"Each song builds a different sonic apparatus: wistful Beach Boys chorales, guitar-picking lattices, punky two-chord stomps, a peppy Police homage" – The New York Times

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Trained as a painter but best known for his role as a founding member (and the extraordinarily agile bassist) of chamber pop heavy-hitters Ra Ra Riot, Mathieu Santos has surprised himself by making a solo record. The songs that compose Massachusetts 2010, to be released this summer on Barsuk, were first written - you guessed it - last year in the great state of Massachusetts. Following their recording [...]