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Releases by year

LP / Digital
One Way Static, Nov 10 17

"Witchhunt (feat. Daniel Weyandt)"
Digital (Single)
One Way Static, Oct 18 17

Digital (Single)
One Way Static, Sep 19 17

2xLP / Record Store Day Exclusive
One Way Static, Apr 22 17

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

Digital (Single)
Vital Shores, Aug 26 16

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

LP / Digital
Vital Shores, Feb 17 15

See Again Remix EP
Vital Shores, Dec 16 14

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

"Heavy Love"
Digital (Single)
Vital Shores, Oct 21 14

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

Studies Vol.1: Loosen the Bands
12" / Digital
Crossroads of America, Mar 01 10

Be One of Us and Hear No Noise (Extended Edition)
CD (Import)
Friend of Mine (Japan), Dec 16 09

Be One of Us and Hear No Noise
CD / Digital
Crossroads of America, Aug 19 09

Ambling EP
Self-Released, Jan 18 08

Metavari (Press 2017 - Primary)
Photo: Evan Perigo
Live Band / Nathaniel David Utesch, Ty Brinneman
Photo: Whitney Clappe-Utesch
Metavari (Press 2017 - Supplemental)
Photo: Evan Perigo
Live Band · Photo: Whitney Clappe-Utesch

Metavari is the stage name of Indiana-based electronic musician and graphic artist, Nathaniel David Utesch. Metavari's music is the intersection of nostalgic electronics, ambient soundscapes and off-kilter pop music. As described by Nathaniel, "My dream is that this all plays out like a midnight joyride in one of those semi-functional, Ferrari-look-alike stunt cars from Miami Vice; Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese at the wheel, David Lynch rummaging the glove compartment for matches and Phil Collins bound in the trunk."

Metavari was originally conceived as a post-rock oriented full band, which lasted from 2008-2012. Nathaniel brought the project back to life in 2015, self-releasing his solo debut, 'Moonless', in America and on Friend of Mine Records in Japan. Live shows are accompanied by an incandescent light show, projections, and often the bassist from Metavari's full band iteration, Ty Brinneman.

Since 2008, Metavari have toured extensively 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.

Nathaniel is also publisher of the art and fiction zine, Ferocious Quarterly; and as one half of the Secretly Group art department has designed packaging for more than one hundred titles. The work includes art for Sharon Van Etten, Destoyer, S. Carey, Suuns, Tim Heidecker, Julianna Barwick, and Jens Lekman.