The Mutineers are a twangy husband/wife rock duo that blends the influences of Johnny and June with John Doe and Exene, and a bit of Nick Cave and PJ Harvey. Husband and wife, Brian Mathusek and Merry Young, are based down on the Lower Columbia River, but were on the road for most of 2017-18 in support of their album, Live at B-side. They have just released a brand new EP, Threshold, on September 14 and toured nationally through the fall. The tour has stopped in 30 states with over 160 performances. The duo recently worked with photographer/director Clovis IV and have just released videos for their songs “Drug For That” and “Afterthought” to excellent reviews. The Mutineers were featured at Boise’s Treefort Music Fest in spring ’17 and ’18 and at the Wildwood Music Festival in Sheridan, OR and Twang N Bang Fest in San Luis Obispo, CA in the summer. They shared the stage with great artists like Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Larry and His Flask, Giants in the Trees, and Amigo the Devil.
“The Mutineers, capture the heart of what Americana music is, in that they sound like the sweet and sour pulse of that country’s musical heart. A bold statement? Perhaps but between Hard Sell’s low-slung dirty rock drives, Couldn’t Get Over You’s nod to 50’s rock and roll and After Thoughts gothic country vibes they seem to have it covered.” – Dancing About Architecture