Matt Bayles is a Seattle based freelance producer, mixer, engineer, musician and futbol fan. Having moved to Seattle in 1994, he quickly found himself assisting on records by Soundgarden, Deftones, Satchel, Pond, Alice in Chains as well as engineering for Pearl Jam, Hayden, Laurie Anderson, Mike Stern and more. During his time as staff engineer at Studio Litho he wsa fortunate to assist Brendan O’Brien, Tchad Blake, Terry Date, Steve Fisk, Toby Wright, Peter Collins, Adam Kasper and many more.
After moving on from being house engineer at Litho he produced/mixed seminal records by Botch, Mastodon, Isis, Murder City Devils, Russian Circles, Caspian, The Sword, KENmode, Planes Mistaken for Stars, These Arms are Snakes, The Blood Brothers, Sharks Keep Moving. He also oversaw the mixing of records by Make do and Mend, Buried Inside, A Wilhelm Scream, We are the Union, 27, Tim Kasher, Shook Ones, etc.
Along the way he was a founding member of Minus the Bear, producing "They Make Beer Commercials Like This", "Menos el Oso". In 2006 Matt left Minus the Bear due to his desire to focus on his love of the studio. After leaving the band he continued his involvement with the band as producer of Planet of Ice, Acoustics 1 and 2, and Infinity Overhead.
In 2014 he joined Dust Moth, featuring Ryan Fredericksen from These Arms Are Snakes and Irene Barber from XVIII Eyes and contributed keyboards and production to the Dragon Mouth ep released by Mylene Sheath. His studio projects prevent touring, but he continues to work with them on new material as time permits.
Matt makes records out of his own Red Room Recording studio as well as other studios around the city of Seattle, the country, and occasionally internationally. If you want to chat with Matt about production or mixing work please go to the contact page and send him and his management an email.