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BIOGRAPHY
Metavari is the stage name of Indiana-based electronic musician and graphic artist, Nathaniel David Utesch. Metavari's dark, cinematic records make extensive use of nostalgic electronics and digital sampling. As described by Nathaniel, "My dream is that this all plays out like some sort of apocalyptic joyride—Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese at the wheel, David Lynch rummaging the glove compartment for matches, and Peter Gabriel bound in the trunk."

Metavari was originally conceived as a post-rock oriented full band, which lasted from 2008-2012 and saw three releases; Ambling EP (2008), Be One of Us and Hear No Noise (2009), and Studies Vol 1: Loosen the Bands (2010). Metavari's electronic debut, Moonless, was released in 2015 and is the first record to feature Nathaniel as primary musician/composer. Metavari has since produced two releases with Mind Over Matter Records (distributed by Deathwish, Inc.); Oh Diane (2015) and Tetra A.D. (2017); and two international releases with One Way Static Records (distributed by Light in the Attic); Metropolis (2017) and Symmetri (2017). View Metavari's full discography below.

Since 2008, Metavari have toured widely in the US; sharing the stage with notable acts such as This Will Destroy You, Maserati, Tortoise, Titus Andronicus, Anamanaguchi, The Appleseed Cast, and Small Black. The bassist from Metavari's full band iteration (Ty Brinneman) is a member of the live show.

Nathaniel's career in commercial art is disproportionately shared between freelance design, zine publishing and album packaging. As one half of the Secretly Group art department he has designed packages for more than one hundred titles.



PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY
Metavari (Press, primary)
Photo: Evan Perigo
Live Band / Nathaniel David Utesch, Ty Brinneman
Photo: Whitney Clappe-Utesch
Metavari (Press, supplemental)
Photo: Evan Perigo
Live Band · Photo: Whitney Clappe-Utesch



Releases by year

Symmetri
LP / Digital
One Way Static, Nov 10 17

"Witchhunt (feat. Daniel Weyandt)"
Digital (Single)
One Way Static, Oct 18 17
Bandcamp iTunes Amazon Spotify
Digital only

"Messages"
Digital (Single)
One Way Static, Sep 19 17
Bandcamp iTunes Amazon Spotify
Digital only

Metropolis
2xLP / Record Store Day Exclusive
One Way Static, Apr 22 17
Digital release coming soon
Buy Online
More information

Tetra A.D.
12" / Cassette / Digital
Mind Over Matter, Feb 03 17

"Indigo"
Digital (Single)
Vital Shores, Aug 26 16
Bandcamp iTunes Amazon Spotify
Digital only

"Oh Diane" b/w "Josie's Lament (Mill Fire)"
7" / Digital
Mind Over Matter, Sep 11 15

Oh Diane Test Pressing w/ Packaging
7"
Mind Over Matter, Sep 11 15

Moonless
LP / Digital
Vital Shores, Feb 17 15

See Again Remix EP
Digital
Vital Shores, Dec 16 14
Bandcamp
Digital only

Moonless (Import)
CD (Japan)
Friend of Mine, Nov 01 14

"Heavy Love"
Digital (Single)
Vital Shores, Oct 21 14
Bandcamp iTunes Amazon Spotify
Digital only

Laminar Excursion Monthly, Vol.24
3" CD-R
Flannelgraph, Dec 01 10
Bandcamp
Out of print

Studies Vol.1: Loosen the Bands
12" / Digital
Crossroads of America, Mar 01 10
Bandcamp
Out of print
Be One of Us and Hear No Noise (Extended Edition)
CD (Japan)
Friend of Mine, Dec 16 09
No digital release
Buy CD (Japan)

Be One of Us and Hear No Noise
CD / Digital
Crossroads of America, Aug 19 09
Bandcamp iTunes Amazon Spotify
Out of print

Ambling EP
CD
Self-Released, Jan 18 08
No digital release
Out of print