San Francisco's I the Mighty is pleased to release the first taste of new music from their forthcoming full-length album, Connector, which will hit streets June 1, 2015 via Equal Vision Records. The band is kicking everything off with a catchy yet powerful new song along with an accompanying video for 'Playing Catch With .22,' which is available instantly via MerchNOW when the album is pre-ordered. Starting today, fans can pre-order the album by going HERE
The video for 'Playing Catch with .22,' uses modern drone technology to capture unique aerial images of the band, making for a surreal and colorful video. Check it out below:
Frontman Brent Walsh notes, "'For 'Playing Catch With .22,' our Director Raul Gonzo came up with the concept of using only 'God's View' for the entirety of the video. That meant the we were able to film the performance shots lying down, and we got to hire a drone guy. Who doesn't want a drone guy?! The end result is a unique feel that we felt vibed with the song quite well."
The forthcoming full-length will include 12 new songs of I the Mighty's best work to date. Without a particular goal in mind, and effortlessly achieving a sound that combines pop, rock and heavy music into a flawless musical amalgamation, the four piece have brought an incredible new album that highlights their formidable skills as musicians and songwriters. Connector features soaring vocals with meaningful lyrics, and intricate guitar parts that are eloquently written and recorded with precision.
Walsh elaborates on the band’s process, "We never sat down and had the talk about, 'What type of record do we want to make? What direction do we want to take this band?' To be honest, we never have. We simply wrote a bunch of songs, picked our favorites and made the record we wanted to make."
I the Mighty released their debut album Satori in 2013, and has grown immensely as a musical unit since then, creating new material that will undoubtedly propel them to the next level. Connector was produced by Mike Green (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low) in Los Angeles, where the band split studio time between Green's studio and the Madden Brothers Studio. The band also brought Max Bemis of Say Anything into the studio to record guest vocals on their song, "Friends."
Walsh continues, "It's a different record from Satori in that it's not a break up record. I took a 'story-telling' approach to song writing, which is where I originally found my lyrical voice. That's not to say there isn't some typical ITM angst or politically charged venting. I hope fans of our band see this record the way we see it...as a progression and maturing of our band, as well as a bit of a call back to the sound we started with."
I the Mighty, who have toured with Say Anything, Eisley, Coheed & Cambria, letlive, Balance & Composure and Architects UK, has joined Enter Shikari, Stray From The Path, Hundredth, and A Lot Like Birds this week for a two month US tour that will hit both coasts.
All upcoming tour dates for I the Mighty can be found below.
Connector Track List:
1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
2. Lady of Death
3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
6. Slow Dancing Forever
7. Friends (feat. Max Bemis)
8. Playing Catch With .22
9. Andrew's Song
10. The Hound and the Fox
11. (No) Faith in Fate
12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower
US Tour dates:
Enter Shikari w/Stray From The Path, Hundredth, A Lot Like Birds and I the Mighty
Mar 28 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly*
Mar 30 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
Mar 31 Greensboro, NC @ CDEC*
Apr 01 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar+
Apr 03 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 04 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Apr 06 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 07 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Apr 08 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Apr 09 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Apr 10 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Apr 11 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Apr 12 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
Apr 14 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
Apr 16 Murray, UT @ Murray Theatre
Apr 17 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr 18 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr 21 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr 23 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Apr 24 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
Apr 25 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Apr 26 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad^
Apr 28 San Antonio, TX @ Korova^
* Enter Shikari w/Stray From The Path, Hundredth and I the Mighty (no ALLB)
+ Enter Shikari w/Stray From The Path, Hundredth, A Lot Like Birds and I the Mighty
^ Enter Shikari w/A Lot Like Birds and I the Mighty only