From Mike Mains & the Branches
Formed in Texas, Flourishing in Michigan, this indie rock collective has spent the last few years making waves everywhere around and in between. Following the release of their debut album, Home, Mike Mains & the Branches used their unique sound, captivating live performances, and relentless touring to carve out a firm place for themselves in the hearts of indie rock music fans everywhere. Spring 2013 brought them a national tour with Relient K, Hellogoodbye, The Rocketboys and others, and an exceedingly successful PledgeMusic campaign (119% funded by fans) to record their sophomore record, Calm Down, Everything Is Fine. The time-frame surrounding the recording of the new album was by the far the most challenging and most rewarding experience of the bands' career--between getting their van and trailer stolen/ re-recording/ band members and team members coming and going, they truly couldn't have chosen a more fitting album title. And despite it all, they captured that tension and channeled it-- in the form of 11 brand new songs that they are excited to finally share with the world. New York Minute Mag said it best: "In a time of Bieberesque silliness and hipster pretention, Mike Mains & The Branches are a voice of reason." Calm Down, Everything Is Fine on 2.18.14.