Matt Bayles

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Matt Bayles
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Producer, engineer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Keyboard, synthesizer
Years active 1998–present
Labels Suicide Squeeze
Associated acts Minus the Bear

Matt Bayles is a record producer based in Seattle, Washington and former keyboard player with Minus the Bear.


Bayles (pronounced Bay-Less) is known for his work with bands such as Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon, The Fall of Troy, Minus the Bear, Burnt by the Sun and Norma Jean.

He produced, engineered and mixed the seminal albums Oceanic by Isis and We Are the Romans by Botch. He also produced and engineered Blood Mountain by Mastodon which was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2006, ranking at 9th in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2006.[1]

Bayles handled synthesiser and electronics in Seattle-based indie rock band Minus the Bear from the band's inception. He left them in January 2006 to focus on his production work. Following his departure from Minus the Bear, he produced two of their albums, Planet of Ice and Infinity Overhead. He currently owns a recording studio in Seattle called Red Room Recording.


Year Artist Album Title Notes
1995 Alice in Chains Alice in Chains Assistant
1996 Soundgarden Down on the Upside Assistant
1997 Deftones Around the Fur Assistant
1997 Queensrÿche Hear in the Now Frontier Assistant engineer & mixer
1998 Botch American Nervoso Produced, engineered, and mixed
1998 Pearl Jam Yield Engineer on "Do the Evolution" and "All Those Yesterdays"
1999 Sharks Keep Moving Sharks Keep Moving Produced, engineered, and mixed
1999 Mike Stern Play Engineered
1999 Rocky Votolato EP with Seth Warren Engineered, Mixed.
2000 Pearl Jam Binaural Engineered
2000 Botch We Are the Romans Engineered and mixed
2000 The Blood Brothers This Adultery Is Ripe Produced, engineered, and mixed
2000 Rocky Votolato A Brief History (EP) Engineered, Mixed.
2001 Isis Celestial Produced, engineered, and mixed
2001 Minus the Bear This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic (EP) Mixed. (Bayles was a member of the band at this point).
2001 Murder City Devils Thelema Produced, engineered, and mixed
2002 The Blood Brothers March On Electric Children Produced, engineered, and mixed
2002 Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends Co-produced with Botch, engineered, mixed
2002 Burnt by the Sun Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution Produced and engineered
2002 Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates Mixing on the electronic interludes. Played synthesizers and electronics.
2002 Isis Oceanic Produced, engineered, and mixed
2002 Mastodon Remission Produced, engineered, and mixed
2002 Rocky Votolato Burning My Travels Clean Produced, engineered, and mixed
2003 Burnt by the Sun The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good Produced, engineered, and mixed
2003 From Ashes Rise Nightmares Produced, engineered, and mixed
2004 Isis Panopticon Produced, engineered, and mixed
2004 Mastodon Leviathan Produced, engineered, and mixed
2004 Minus the Bear Menos El Oso Produced (along with the rest of the band and Chris Common), mixed, and engineered. Played keyboards and electronics. (This is the last Minus the Bear album Bayles featured on as a member).
2005 Buried Inside Chronoclast Produced (with Buried Inside) and mixed
2005 Norma Jean O God, the Aftermath Produced, engineered, mixed
2005 HORSE The Band The Mechanical Hand Produced, engineered, mixed
2006 Isis In the Absence of Truth Produced, engineered and mixed
2006 Mastodon Blood Mountain Produced and engineered
2006 Planes Mistaken For Stars Mercy Produced, engineered, and mixed
2007 Vanna Curses Produced, engineered, and mixed
2007 The Fall of Troy Manipulator Produced, engineered, and mixed
2007 Minus the Bear Planet of Ice Produced, engineered and mixed
2008 ¡Forward, Russia! Life Processes Produced, engineered, and mixed
2008 Russian Circles Station Produced, engineered and mixed
2009 From Monument To Masses On Little Known Frequencies Co-produced with FMTM, engineered, and mixed
2009 Giant Squid The Ichthyologist Produced, engineered, and mixed
2009 Polar Bear Club Chasing Hamburg Produced, engineered and mixed
2009 A Wilhelm Scream A Wilhelm Scream Mixed
2009 Narrows New Distances Mixed
2009 Sandrider Sandrider Engineered and mixed
2010 Nothink Hidden State Produced, engineered, and mixed
2010 Night Horse Perdition Hymns Produced, engineered, and mixed
2010 The Sword Warp Riders Produced, engineered, and mixed
2010 Mono Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra Recorded and mixed
2010 Snaganubbin Earworm Mixed
2011 Steak Number Eight All is Chaos Mixed
2012 Cursive I Am Gemini Produced
2012 Narrows Painted Produced
2012 We're Doomed How To Destroy Something Beautiful Mixed
2012 Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead Produced (along with the rest of the band)
2012 Caspian Waking Season Produced (with Caspian), engineered, and mixed
2013 KEN mode Entrench Produced
2013 Steak Number Eight The Hutch Mixed
2014 Dust Moth Dragon Mouth Produced (with Dust Moth), engineered, mixed
2015 Screaming Females Rose Mountain Produced
2015 Caspian Dust & Disquiet Produced (with Caspian), engineered, and mixed


  1. ^ "The Top 50 albums of 2006". Rolling Stone. 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 

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