Matthew Samways (AKA MITH) first met and saw MAN IS THE BASTARD/BASTARD NOISE when they were 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2 years later they started ELECTRIC VOICE RECORDS and was working with the likes of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Martial Canterel, Xeno & Oaklander, Ike Yard, and countless others. They have played in many bands over the years, including Sacred Bones' The Pink Noise in the early days. After dropping out of high school, they went out to complete a trade in Audio Engineering as well as studying Interdisciplinary Arts at the famous art school NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
After years of living around Toronto, Vancouver, and most recently Los Angeles - MITH is now located in Montreal and runs the record label FLESH PRISON.