Since 2007, Metavari has played hundreds of shows across US and Canada, supporting acts like Titus Andronicus, This Will Destroy You, Maserati and Tortoise. After Metavari’s third release—an experimental LP using field recordings taken on tour—they have gradually shifted their focus from rock arrangements and acoustic instruments to analog synthesizers and the heavy use of electronics and sampling. Last year, friends and fans on Kickstarter helped Metavari successfully fund what would turn into an 18-month season of recording and production. This summer Metavari will release their second full-length record: Moonless—proudly featuring for the first time, vocals from Beat Connection’s Chelsey Scheffe and New Terrors’ Burke Sullivan. Metavari will be exclusively performing tracks off Moonless at WMC Fest along side an all-new stage production, interpretive dance and live projections.
Climaxing orchestrations wrapped in a dreamlike blanket—we stood gazing at the magicians letting work-week cares melt away with each chord.
Redefine Magazine, SXSW 2010:
As a band for which “post-rock” has become a self-confessed dirty word, Metavari have certainly found ways to make that classification feel less stagnant. By paying careful attention to detail, they’ve crafted a sonically and visually-rich world of projections, vinyls, and instrumentation. But the last factor that’s really significant is personality. Somehow, Metavari have managed to add an element of themselves into the mix, personalizing a style of music that is intrinsically hard to personalize.
The kind of cerebral mellowness that harkens back to Kraftwerk and Brian Eno.
Metavari are a true treasure in the world of instrumental music.
An alternate, soulful universe, rich in detail and subtle in nuance.