“Hosono and Cornelius and Panda Bear had a love child and his name was Jared Mattson” is what new touring bandmate and collaborator Tony Peppers said of Jared Mattson’s demo tapes for his forthcoming 2022 solo release, Peanut. As the pandemic wrecking ball drama loomed over the music industry, amidst the covid lockdowns and consumed jaunt as a twin assemblage Mattson 2, Jared took to developing his own solo compositions in his casita in the hills of San Diego with drum machines, synths, a P-Bass, and his Stratocaster inspired by the newfound domestic solitude and necessity to keep busy at his work in order to stay alive. What resulted is a tape saturated, bizarre blend of psychedelic guitar, reggae induced city pop. The band consists of bassist, vocalist Tony Ferraro (Toro Y Moi & Astronauts, Etc.) & drummer, vocalists Joe Lyle (Man Ray Record NOLA).