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April 10, 2013 00:00
I the Mighty announce debut full length, Satori

San Francisco, CA's I the Mighty will release Satori, their debut full-length album on June 11. This Summer, the band will also be on tour supporting the new album while opening for Equal Vision Records' labelmates Say Anything, Eisley, and HRVRD.

Today the band is also offering a first listen from Satori, with the premiere of an official music video for the album's lead track, "Speak To Me". The video was filmed in Los Angeles, CA with director Michael Alan. The video can be found on Youtube.com/equalvision. Pre-orders for Satori are now available exclusively through MerchNOW.com.

"When the writing process for the new record began, I was going through a pretty rough break up. After the initial heartbreak, I did some soul searching and that's where a lot of the song conceptions for Satori came from," explains I the Mighty vocalist/guitarist Brent Walsh. "The word 'Satori' is actually a Japanese Buddhist term for "awakening" or "enlightenment" which, when we stumbled upon it, just felt right. Not only because it embodies sort of what I went through during the writing process, but because it also carries the message of what the more politically themed songs on the record are all about. Not to mention, it's our debut full length and this album feels more "us" than we have ever felt."

"This is definitely the most straightforward and honest effort lyrically that I've done and I'm very proud of that. Much of our older material, I hid behind the facade of a story or character. The only song on the record that holds true to that older I the Mighty style is "The Frame II: Keep Breathing," which is the prequel to "The Frame III: Sirocco" on Karma Never Sleeps. With the exception of that, the album is almost an open book, self-lead therapy session for myself; sprinkled with the typical politically charged songs of frustration."

Prior to their run with Say Anything, I the Mighty will head out on their first ever tour of Canada, sharing stages with two more EVR labelmates: Set It Off and For All I Am. The tour kicks off tomorrow, April 11, in Montreal, QC. All upcoming tour dates can be found below, along with the tracklisting for Satori.

TRACKLISTING - Satori
1. Speak to Me
2. Failures
3. Some Say It's Your Loss
4. Ivy
5. Artful Temptress (Paint Me Senseless)
6. The Frame II: Keep Breathing
7. Four Letter Words
8. Echoes
9. Occupatience
10. A Spoonful of Shallow Makes Your Head an Empty Space
11. Embers
12. Between the Lines
13. The Quick Fix

Set It Off w/For All I Am and I the Mighty
Apr 11 Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
Apr 12 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekeuf
Apr 13 Belleville, ON @ The Belle Pub
Apr 14 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
Apr 15 Welland, ON @ Niagara Sports & Social
Apr 16 London, ON @ APK
Apr 17 Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC
Apr 18 La Crosse, WI @ Warehouse
Apr 19 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Apr 20 Winnipeg, MB @ Ellice Theatre
Apr 23 Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre
Apr 24 Calgary, AB @ New Black Centre for Music & Arts
Apr 26 Langley, BC @ The Vineyard
Apr 27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon*
Apr 28 Spokane, WA @ The Hop*
Apr 29 Boise, ID @ The Venue*
*For All I Am and I the Mighty only

Say Anything w/Eisley, HRVRD, and I the Mighty
Jun 23 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Jun 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jun 26 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Jun 27 Detroit, MI @ St Andrew's Hall
Jun 28 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jun 29 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Jul 01 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Jul 02 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue - Club Sound
Jul 05 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
Jul 06 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 07 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 09 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jul 10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Jul 11 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 12 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues*
*also featuring XO