Portland, Oregon-based Americana/rock ‘n’ roll duo The Mutineers, who are also married, recently released their five-song Threshold EP mid-September. Rebel Noise is excited to premiere an engaging performance video for a track off that EP, the somber, yet still vibrant “Afterthought.”
Brian Mathusek plays the guitar strings and Merry Young strikes the drums, and they both of them sing. They cross outlaw country starkness with punk rock attitude to potent effect. The at times ominous atmosphere of “Afterthought” kicks off with dirge-like verses that give way to sweeping chorus uplift.
Merry’s honeyed and airy vocals lighten the load, even as Brian’s deep, baleful tone digs an early grave. Their vocal contrast is captivating and lends lamenting lines like, “If you take my heart for granted / it might not be there when you call” a piquant bittersweetness.
The video, which showcases the pair playing their music on the back porch of a cabin, was directed and filmed by Clovis IV of East Beach Films with production assistant Erica Urech. The location services are by Bruce Craven at Backwater Farm.
The Mutineers are currently on a Portland to Portland tour. Check out the tour dates below.
Oct. 6 Becket, MA - Dream Away Lodge
Oct. 9 Jersey City, NJ - Pet Shop
Oct. 17 Harrisonburg, VA - TBD
Oct. 18 Baltimore, MD - Dangerously Delicious Pies
Oct. 19 Washington, DC - The Pie Shop (with Wonky Tonk and The Highballers)
Oct. 20 Staunton, VA - The Pompei Lounge
Oct. 21 Richmond, VA - Carey St. Cafe (with The Atkinsons)
Oct. 25 Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave
Oct. 26 Charlotte, NC - TBD
Oct. 27 Asheville, NC - TBD
Nov. 1 Las Vegas, NV - Double Down Saloon (with The People's Whiskey)
Nov. 2 Culver City, CA - The Cinema Bar (with Patrolled By Radar)
Nov. 3 Santa Ynez, CA - Maverick Saloon (with Matt Armor)
Nov. 4 Ventura, CA - MadeWest Brewing (with Detroit Sportsmen's Congress)
Nov. 6 San Luis Obispo, CA - TBD
Nov. 7 Sacramento, CA - TBD
Nov. 8 Blue Lake, CA - Mad River Brewing
Nov. 9 Crescent City, CA - Port O'Pints Brewing
Nov. 10 Portland, OR – TBD
Clovis IV Website: http://clovis-iv.com/
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