If you are here, you probably already know my name is Matt Bayles. I am a Producer, Engineer, Mixer and member of Minus The Bear. In this site you will find information about who i have worked with, some old MP3's, and links to these bands and labels pages. enjoy.
April 27, 2015
I am a producer/engineer/mixer/musician/studio owner based in Seattle since 1995. I was also a founding member of Minus the Bear. I left in Jan 2006 to put my focus back on making records. I have produced records for Cursive, Caspian, Mastodon, Isis, Minus the Bear, The Sword, Murder City Devils, Botch, Make do and Mend, The Blood Brothers, and many more.
Want me to produce or mix your record? Email Rene and Matt at AAM and cc me as well. I've been doing tons of mixing and welcome any chance to do more of it. I mix almost every record I produce so there is plenty to check out.
There is also some random stuff of mine on Soundcloud. Currently just some ambient drone stuff.
Recently produced another new record for Giza, mixed more songs for Painted Wives, mixed an album for A Sight for Sewn Eyes, and started a new record for Heiress and Blood Drugs.
late 2013/early 2014: Italy's Valerian Swing, and Spoils from Canada.
I also recently mixed a bunch of stuff that I didn't record.Painted Wives, Luca Brasi from Tasmania, Septa from the Ukraine, The Wakers from Denmark, He Whose Ox is Gored from Seattle. As well as producing records for XVIII Eyes, Dust Moth, Constant Lovers, Deadkill.
I mix virtually all of the records i produce, so if you need some mixing done, definitely hit me up.
Working on Dust Moth's first few songs. This band includes me along with members of These Arms Are Snakes, Undertow, and Eighteen Individual Eyes.
produced a record for Hand of the Hills which features members of Minus the Bear and The Quiet Ones..
In the last couple of months I wrapped production on new records for KENmode (Winnipeg), Akimbo (Seattle), Jack Dalton (Norway) and Anion (Vancouver, BC)
I also mixed new albums for Steak no. 8 (Belgium), We're Doomed (Nova Scotia), Curse of the North (Seattle), Zander (Brazil) and Overthrow (Norway).
Before that I produced, engineered and mixed new records for Ladyfinger (ne), Giza (Seattle), Caspian - Waking Season, Make do and Mend -Everything You Ever Loved, Minus the Bear -Infinity Overhead, Eighteen Individual Eyes - Unnovae Nights, Absolute Monarchs - 1, and Narrows - Painted.
Email here for Red Room Recording booking questions.
Mastodon's Blood & Thunder was named one of NPR's most important recordings of the decade. Read it here.
Congratulations to Mastodon for being nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for Colony of Birchmen.Too bad Slayer won. Also Rolling Stone named Blood Mountain the #9 record of the year. Decibel named Blood Mountain their Record of the Year.
all work below is Produced, Engineered and Mixed by me unless it say otherwise