@AndyShore The only reason I have ever heard of MUTEMATH going into Coachella 2010 is their awesome music videos. Their “Spotlight” music video is my favorite. It’s an awesome idea. It also captures the essence of the band really well. They’re high energy, all over the place and a ton of fun. Zack kept trying to lure me away from their set to go catch some of an undoubtedly great Mayer Hawthorne set. I just couldn’t pull myself away. I was having as much fun as it appeared the band was having on stage.
MUTEMATH had the energy high from the moment they took the stage. Lead singer Paul Meany was stage diving and singing from the crowd from the get go. “The Nerve” had the whole crowd chanting “set it on fire!” At one point early on, Meany was doing some sort of wiggle dance while standing on top of his keys. Drummer Darren King poured water all over his drums so they would splash as he played them.
Hits like “Typical” and “Spotlight” highlighted the impressive set from MUTEMATH. Perhaps more impressive were Meany’s moves. At one point he was doing hand springs/summersaults/hand stands on and over his keys. The raucous set closed with a full band drum jam. King was standing with his floor tom on top of Meany’s keys rig. At the peak, he kicked it into the crowd. This was followed by King stage diving in the crowd after it. MUTEMATH was the high energy rock and roll set that I needed to get me going on day three of Coachella 2010.