Mattiel Debuts New Video For “Cultural Criminal”

Mattiel have shared a new video for "Cultural Criminal." The track is off their forthcoming release Georgia Gothic, available 3/18 via ATO
Mattiel have shared a new video for "Cultural Criminal"

Atlanta-based duo Mattiel are sharing their final single “Cultural Criminal.” The track is accompanied by a smoldering live performance visual of the song, offering an early look of what fans can expect from their live performances at SXSW and remaining tour dates to come. The song is the latest in a run of offerings from their forthcoming album Georgia Gothic, out March 18th via ATO Records, that includes “Jeff Goldblum,” which the duo performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #LateShowMeMusic series, “Lighthouse,” and “Blood In The Yolk.”

Speaking on “Cultural Criminal” the duo says: “I’m not sure what it will mean for listeners, I hope it’s interpreted in different ways by different people. But ‘Cultural Criminal’ was written as a reminder to myself to question everything and to avoid the trappings of “thought police,” so to speak. And just to maintain my focus and attention span during a time when we’re all being assaulted by media and advertising at any given moment. I’d just say… I prefer to think for myself and surround myself with people who may see the world differently than I do. Getting out of the echo chamber, you know?”

Georgia Gothic re-introduces the Georgia duo as seamless collaborators, but also as a pair of friends and creative partners whose tastes, inspirations and mutual adoration of their shared home state of Georgia intertwine with the music they make. With much of it recorded free of distractions and surrounded by northern Georgia forest, the album hones in on Mattiel and Jonah’s collective identity as a duo, working together and challenging one another to develop the sound that feels like home. The result is an album that embodies the otherworldly range and lovable oddity of their state’s musical tapestry, from country guitar and crooning Americana to shimmering pop rock and hints of Atlanta hip-hop’s lasting influence, Georgia Gothic is Mattiel’s ode to home and how it shaped them.

Georgia Gothic
March 18, 2022
ATO Records

1. Jeff Goldblum
2. On The Run
3. Lighthouse
4. Wheels Fall Off
5. Subterranean Shut In Blues
6. Blood In The Yolk
7. Cultural Criminal
8. You Can Have It All
9. Other Plans
10. Boomerang
11. How It Ends

Mattiel 2022 Tour Dates

3/15-19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
4/3 – Memphis, TN @ The Lamplighter
4/4 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips
4/6 – Tucson, AZ @ Groundworks
4/7 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
4/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
4/9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
4/13 – Baker City, OR @ Churchill School
4/14 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
4/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
4/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
4/17 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
4/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/20 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
4/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
4/23 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
5/5 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
5/7 – London, UK @ Lafayette
5/8 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
5/9 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
5/10 – Glasgow, SC @ Oran Mor
5/12 – Dublin, IR @ Whelan’s
5/13 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
5/16 – Lille, FR @ Aeroneff
5/18 – Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie
5/19 – Antwerp, BE @ TRIX
5/21 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
5/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
5/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
5/25 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
5/26 – Hellendoorn, NL @ Dauwpop Festival

Pre-order Georgia Gothic by Mattiel HERE