Bloomington's Mighty Brother takes over the Back Door tomorrow with a single release party — but we've got the goods before the show. "Think It Wise" is the the band's first single from full-length Jettison. Reprise., which drops this winter. Dietrich Jon and The Brands will open tomorrow, and the Mighty Brother's performance will be followed by a dance party (which the Back Door is ace at throwing). Mighty Brother has had a packed year (read more about that in their bio below), putting together a live album, a comedy EP, an IndieGoGo campaign and this really ridiculously catchy video about owning a band van.
So catchy, right? Anyway, on to the single (which you can hear tomorrow with brass and strings!).
Mighty Brother is a songwriting duo honoring the folk tradition through of lyrical storytelling while embracing the eclectic instrumentation of the indie folk genre.
“Like if you heard Fleet Foxes through the walls at the Neutral Milk Hotel and mistook it for The Avett Brothers.”
Through elaborate collaboration, songwriters Jake Ryan and Nick Huster bring a certain harmony to the musical talents of the Bloomington community, channeling their own brand of youthful enthusiasm to explore the humbling concepts of growth and loss, love and letting go, longing and adventure set to an ethereal winter landscape.
Forming in the cold Midwest winter of 2014, Mighty Brother set to work composing their first full-length record, Jettison. Reprise. After jamming through the spring, they had amassed their dream team, a group of musicians and arrangers, artists and engineers excited to bring their specific skills to the record. In its entirety, Jettison. Reprise. features 19 individuals, complete with a string quartet and a brass quintet, all Bloomington residents. Mixing engineer, Eric Day, of Sleepwalk Recording, shows his experience and skillful ear on the record, while Kate Siefker, a Paul Mahern protégé, adds the polishing touches with careful and meticulous mastering. Together they were able to hone the diverse timbres present on Jettison. Reprise., set to release December 2015.
Meanwhile, Mighty Brother pushed through the summer of 2015 to produce 9 YouTube videos, a 9-track Live Album, a 3-track Comedy EP, and 1 music video on the joys of owning a band van, mobilizing 4 video production teams, 3 sound engineers, and 22 friends. They also led a successful crowd-funding campaign at the end of July, featuring a track on WFHB’s Sweetheart of the Radio show and raising over $1000 for production costs.
Jetison.Reprise. is a look at life as a process, a journey to maturity with a thoughtful glance over the shoulder. Mighty Brother perfects this cinematic feeling in their single “Think It Wise” with shimmering images of childhood adventure and the looming burden of adulthood.
And here's our fave track from opener Dietrich Jon.