CD Review: Mutemath "Vitals"

After 2011’s Odd Soul, Mutemath got right to work on their fourth LP, but when they hit a roadblock, they opted to scrap the material and start fresh.
By Jon D'Auria ,

After 2011’s Odd Soul, Mutemath got right to work on their fourth LP, but when they hit a roadblock, they opted to scrap the material and start fresh. Vitals ’80s pop direction finds Roy Mitchell- Cardenas’ bass alongside heavy synth work and retro dance club drumbeats. Like the rest of the band, Mitchell-Cardenas avoids overplaying, finding creative and funky phrasings for his lines while hitting the sweet spots for bass-focused moments.