Known for their expansive jazz and psych-rock instrumentals, sibling duo guitarist Jared Mattson and drummer Jonathan Mattson (aka the Mattson 2) emerged in the 2000s playing around the Pacific Coast of California. Influenced as much by the jazz tradition as '60s experimental rock, surf rock, and '70s fusion, the brothers debuted on record in 2009 with the EP Introducing the Mattson 2.
Raised in San Diego, California, brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson first began playing music in elementary school, and by their teens were already accomplished players, performing often in local coffeehouses. After high school, they honed their skills studying at the University of California San Diego, where they graduated with bachelor's degrees in jazz studies. Around 2009, the brothers formed the instrumental duo the Mattson 2, playing a broad stylistic mix of psych-infused jazz and rock.