Laura Jane Grace Interviews Her Latest Musical Obsession, Mattiel

The Against Me! vocalist chats with Mattiel Brown and Jonah Swilley about their recent album Georgia Gothic—and the likelihood that Jeff Goldblum has heard the single they named after him.

Laura Jane Grace Interviews Her Latest Musical Obsession, Mattiel

The Against Me! vocalist chats with Mattiel Brown and Jonah Swilley about their recent album Georgia Gothic—and the likelihood that Jeff Goldblum has heard the single they named after him.

Words: Jonah Bayer

Photo: Brandon McClain

May 06, 2022

Last Christmas, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace came down with a serious case of COVID. While quarantining, she became obsessed with the Atlanta-based indie act, Mattiel, which is composed of frontperson Mattiel Brown and producer Jonah Swilley. 

Instead of just speculating about the duo's artistic process, Laura teamed up with FLOOD to interview Mattiel as they traversed the country in their van. Topics discussed include how the band selects singles, Mattiel's unique approach to their arrangements, and whether or not Jeff Goldblum has heard the memorable song the band named after him.