San Francisco, CA's I the Mighty has partnered with MTV.com for the premiere of their music video for "Dancing On A Tightrope". The song comes from the band's recently released EP Karma Never Sleeps.
The six-track album is the band's first release on Equal Vision and debuted at No. 42 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and No. 112 on the Billboard Independent Chart this week.
The EP received a perfect rating, of five out of five, from Alter The Press that detailed, "Fans of anyone from Thrice to Coheed & Cambria, from Say Anything to Muse will appreciate the musicality of I the Mighty. The EP is a complete knock out, Brent Walsh’s vocals are stunning and it’s a refreshing listen…'Dancing on A Tightrope' is as arresting as it is musically infallible. However, it is infectious centerpiece, 'Cutting Room Floor', that really stands above the rest and has hit written all over it - an intelligent, perfectly poetic masterpiece."
Rock Sound Magazine also praised I the Mighty, writing that the EP "…matches soaring hook laden vocal melodies with rich rhythms and spiraling guitars that are equal parts throatily riffling and atmospheric…the main secret to the success here is the strength of the actual material - each and every song is a muscular slice of hook-laden-alt-pop," and noting that the lyrical concepts of karma throughout "…only adds a further layer of intrigue to what is a highly assured and brilliantly conceived EP."
I the Mighty was named one of the '100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012' by Alternative Press Magazine, and in a recent feature for publication, frontman Brent Walsh detailed the meaning behind each song, including "Dancing On A Tightrope". "The title of the song is a metaphor for living life with reckless abandonment. The song itself was inspired by a friend of mine, who does just that. Yet, no matter what you say to someone, sometimes things need to be learned first hand. 'It will all come back to you, of that you can't pretend, because life has a way of equaling itself out at both ends,' - a statement basically implying that Karma never sleeps." Walsh's complete track-by-track explanation can be found HERE.
The quartet has just returned home after a standout performance at the Equal Vision Records SXSW Showcase, where they shared the stage with the likes of Say Anything, We Came As Romans and more. I the Mighty will hit the road again next month, for a short run on the Great American Roar Tour featuring co-headliners Ice Nine Kills and Close To Home, as well as Equal Vision Records' For All I Am. All upcoming tour dates can be seen below. Karma Never Sleeps is available via digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and MerchNOW as well as at shows and exclusively in FYE stores.
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Hands Like Houses w/I the Mighty
The Great American Roar Tour
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