Hi, I’m Mattie Safer, ex singer/bass player of The Rapture, current singer/bass player of Safer and Poolside. I’m here to talk about music, life, NYC, the past, the future… AMA!
I am a bass player, singer, producer and songwriter who has been living and working in New York City for 20 years. Early on I joined up with The Rapture and we released records on Sub Pop, DFA Records, and Vertigo, including "House Of Jealous Lovers" which blew up and changed our lives in ways we couldn't have ever anticipated or imagined. After ten years with the group, I felt like it was time to move on. I had a stint as a solo artist and songwriter, and then about a year and a half ago joined Poolside and started a new band of my own called Safer. Safer just released a brand new single called "Countercultural Savior" ( listen here: http://found.ee/countercultural). I'm really excited about the life and music I have going now, but also happy to talk about past history. Ask me anything.