Band: FOR THE MATHEMATICSGenres: Avant Garde / Math Rock / Post-Hardcore / Jazz / Screamo
Related artists: Higher Rites.
Country: Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
Years Active: 2003-2008
Album: "The New Science"
Label(s): Year Of The Sun / Soft Revolution Records
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #5.
You can download the January 2014 Mix#1 right here.
For fans of: Leer, At The Drive In, Hot Cross, Face Tomorrow, The Mars Volta,
Bear vs. Shark, This Town Needs Guns, (old) Saosin, Circa Survive, and Stantstill.
I love doing these posts because it forces me to sit down with a bunch of songs from a band I already love and listen to them all and then write about why I love them. Love. The band I'm reviewing now is one of those bands that I have a hard time writing about because they are so obscure and so incredible at the same time. How am I supposed to convince you that this is definitely worth checking out?
FOR THE MATHEMATICS is another one of those bands that makes me angry because so few people know about them. Well, maybe angry is the wrong word. Frustratingly perplexed might be a better expression. The band was able to throw together 2 of the most impressive sassy/screamy post/garage-rock records at a time when The Mars Volta was gaining footing and somehow, everyone missed out on this band. Looking back over the The Mars Volta and FOR THE MATHEMATICS discographies, FOR THE MATHEMATICS is a clear-cut winner. No ego. No douchebaggery. No recognition. This band played for the love of playing and it showed.
The vocals are at the forefront. This guy can hit some seriously high notes before he cracks into a shrieky yell/scream for when he just can't contain himself. The drums are amazing and very tribal/Mars Volta-esque. The instrumentals are extremely jangly and jump all over the place like math teachers with ADD. Anyone who is remotely interested in the stylings of At The Drive In and The Mars Volta will (most likely) shit their pants upon hearing this. So. Fucking. Good. It's. Making. Me. Crazy. Download the discography for infectious sass, and then shake your ass.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.2004 - The New Science cdEP
2006 - Demo cdrEP
2006 - We Impend cdEP
(2006) FOR THE MATHEMATICS - "A Versus" (from 'We Impend') official music video
(2006) FOR THE MATHEMATICS - "Term Satiety" (from 'Demo')
(2004) FOR THE MATHEMATICS - "redlightexitsignpastiche" (from 'A New Science')
(2004) FOR THE MATHEMATICS - "Deportation and Return" (from 'A New Science')
FOR THE MATHEMATICS out-of-print discography mp3 download