Mighty Brother is a songwriting duo honoring the folk tradition 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 brought 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.
Crystallizing in the Midwest winter of 2014, Mighty Brother set to work composing Jettison. Reprise., their first full-length record. The band labored through the spring to solidify a dream team of musicians and arrangers, artists and engineers excited to bring their specific skills to the recording. In its entirety, Jettison. Reprise. features 19 individuals, complete with a string quartet and a brass quintet. 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 drop 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 "ridiculously catchy video about owning a band van" (NUVO). In all, the brothers mobilized 4 video production teams, 3 sound engineers, and 22 friends. They also led a successful crowdfunding campaign at the end of July, featuring a track on WFHB's Sweetheart of the Radio show and raising over $1000 for production costs.
Jettison. Reprise. is a look at life as a process, a journey to maturity with a thoughtful glance over the shoulder. Mighty Brother perfects this with their cinematic single "Think