Spun: Math the Band

By Jordyn Marcellus

Sugar-shock electro-punkers Math the Band have crafted a tight, 25-minute party record with a loud noise assault that’s sure to keep the neighbours up all night. The boyfriend and girlfriend duo of Kevin Steinhauser and Justine Mainville have a small cult following in the eastern United States and hopefully with Don’t Worry can further attract fans to their peculiar brand of spastic dance music.

The band’s sound can be described as a mix between two of their most obvious influences: Atom and His Package and Andrew W.K. In short: a dance party. Stabby, elated synths and wide-eyed, smiling vocals are Don’t Worry’s hallmark. Despite the two-person nature of the band, the music is produced with the vocals deep in the mix and the synthesizers out in front, a nice arrangement for the group’s album.

One of the best things about Math the Band is how fun the music is. With songs like “It’s Gonna Be AWESOME” — the longest track at 3:36 — and “Why Don’t You Get a Haircut” Worry’s lyrical content is all child-like sandbox jubilance and innocent party fun times.

Don’t Worry is the perfect summer soundtrack: loud and sugary like a shotgun blast full of candy buckshot. Grab your slip ‘n’ slide, some beers and get down and Don’t Worry. You’ll have a good time.

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