Mighty Oaks Sign to Astralwerks
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:37:41
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Continuing its legacy of signing pioneering artists across genres and geography, Astralwerks has signed Mighty Oaks.
The Brother EP is due out October 7. A full-length album is set for release in the U.S. in 2015.
So about these Mighty Oaks?
The Berlin-based trio of international musicians —Ian Hooper (U.S.), Claudio Donzelli (Italy), and Craig Saunders (U.K.)— brings a uniquely global perspective to classic American roots rock. Three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars and mandolins comprise the core of Mighty Oaks songs.
Smooth bass lines and simple drums are the heartbeat of its sound with driving electric guitars adding depth as front-man Ian Hooper layers lyrics both melancholy and hopeful atop rustic refrains that call to mind the Pacific Northwest of the Seattle native's birthplace.
The band's debut single "Brother" combines polyphonic harmonies, pop instrumentation to powerful effect. "It's a song about friendship," explains Hooper. "It's a nostalgic reflection upon the developmental stages in life and about having that one true friend that you know would do anything for you, and for whom you'd do anything."
It's a song that reflects the core values of the band. The three became best friends - brothers, even - through their mutual love of pop music, rock, folk and great American songwriters of the 20th century.
With all that intel in mind, now listen to "Brother" below.
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