The New Orleans-based group Mutemath will bring their U.S. tour to Knoxville by playing the Bijou Theatre on Sunday Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
The band is touring to promote their latest studio album, "Odd Soul," which was released in October 2011. The show will be the next to last stop on Mutemath's tour.
"I've seen Mutemath music videos before but never in concert," Taylor Hendricks, undecided freshman, said. "I'd recommend that students go see them because they have a very original, smooth style of music that I enjoy listening to."
Members of the band began playing together in 2001 and released their first EP, "Reset," in 2004. The EP sold more than 30,000 copies.
Since that release, Mutemath released a self-titled studio album in 2006, "Typical" in 2007, "Armistice" in 2009 and "Odd Soul" in 2011.
"Armistice" peaked on Billboard's chart at No. 18 overall and at No. 3 on the U.S. Alternative Rock chart.
The band's latest studio album has peaked at No. 7 on Billboard's U.S. Alternative Rock chart and No. 24 on the general Billboard chart. Singles from "Odd Soul" include "Odd Soul" and "Blood Pressure."
"Some of my favorite Mutemath songs would be 'Blood Pressure' and 'Spotlight,' two great songs," Hendricks said. "I like them because they are a newer band but still have that sort of classic rock feel to their music, which you don't find much today."
The band was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for the Best Short Form Music Video for their song, "Typical."
What students say they like most about Mutemath is the band's style.
"What makes them unique is their style," Cameron Burns, freshman in biological sciences, said. "Their up-tempo songs are like a dance-infused Muse while their ballads such as 'Lost Year' are reminiscent of an early Coldplay or of The Fray. I really enjoy the song 'Electrify.'"
"Their style is kind of like synthesized soft rock, but very energetic," Zana Operta, senior in political science, said. "And I love the song 'Chaos.'"
Operta added that she enjoyed not only the band's style and songs, but also that the members themselves were a good reason to go to the concert.
"Also, their lead singer is attractive," Operta said.
The only other opportunity to see Mutemath during this tour would be to travel to Baton Rouge, La., on Oct. 23.
The prices for tickets are $24 in advanced and $26.50 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Bijou, which is located on Clinch Ave. in downtown Knoxville.