Mattson grew up in an industrial town on Lake Michigan, before one day deciding to skip town for warmer temperatures. She taught herself to play guitar on a sailboat bound for South America.When plans of crossing the Pacific were fowled by El Nino Angie moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music with the encouragement of friends and family.
After the release of 2007's Given to Sudden Panic and Noisy Retreat, which was recorded by Nathan Larson (Shudder to Think, A Camp) in Malmo, Sweden, Mattson spent several months touring the US and Canada. Her song Drive was on the book soundtrack for The Seven Rays, and she's had several placements on FOX, ABC, and IFC. Her song Thank You was the free Discovery Download on iTunes with over 140,000 downloads, and the videos for Drive and In Violet received regular airplay on the Logo Network after she hosted their music video show NewNowNext. Already in 2010 she has had Drive in a Mazda spot and Cold Soul will be the song during the closing credits of the upcoming thriller And Soon The Darkness. She plans to head back out on the road in fall 2010. Angie released Skeleton Arm on her own label Radio Nine Records.