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San Francisco’s I the Mighty took a bold step forward in their creative journey today with the release of “Chaos In Motion”; the second single from their highly-anticipated new album Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go due out October 20th on Equal Vision Records. Already regarded as one of the most progressive voices in alternative rock, “Chaos In Motion”, which was produced by Casey Bates (Portugal. The Man) and mixed by Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Walk The Moon) feels as though it has tapped into a bigger picture for the band. It still carries the brand of emotive; highly-energetic rock the band has built it’s fanbase on, but somehow captures something even more anthemic. The staccato keyboards, wall of guitars and arena-ready percussion set the stage for Brent Walsh to really show his ability to captivate in an intimately relatable fashion while still rocking hard enough to live up to the band’s reputation as one of the most dynamic live bands in rock.

The new maturity exhibited on “Chaos In Motion” extends to the band’s rollout of the track. In addition to the first listen to “Chaos In Motion” on BBC1’s Radio One Rock Show with Dan P Carter last night, the band also organized an OCD trigger video to accompany the track. The video, which was directed by John Komar, tackles the topic of obsessive compulsiveness through a series of cringe-worthy activities that are massive OCD triggers in how “off” they are. A pencil moves at the last second as you’re tracing a stencil. Someone cuts a slice of pizza in the middle of the pie instead of from the crust. These are the sort of massively infuriating scenarios that are included in this video; forming a clever play on the songs title.

Along with the release of “Chaos In Motion”, I the Mighty also unveiled the tracklisting from Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go.

Album Tracklisting:

  1. Degenerates

  2. Chaos In Motion

  3. Pet Names

  4. Where The Mind Wants To Go

  5. Symphony Of Skin

  6. Sleepwalker

  7. Escapism

  8. 111 Winchester

  9. The Sound Of Breathing

  10. Silver Tongues (featuring Tilian)

  11. Where You Let It Go

In celebration of Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go, the band will be hitting the road this fall on a national co-headlining tour with Hail The Sun (Good Tiger will open as well). The tour will be hitting 21 markets starting October 21st in San Francisco; including a two shows at The Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on November 18th and 19th, the first of which is sold out. Tickets are moving fast so make sure to grab tickets now while they’re still available. You can also order your VIP “From Inception to Master interactive listening experience” for each date from the band’s website, as well.

Full Tour Dates:

10.21 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

10.25 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

10.26 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

10.27 Merriam, KS – Aftershock Live

10.28 St Louis, MO – Firebird

10.30 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn

10.31 Orlando, FL – Backbooth

11.01 Durham, NC – Motorco

11.03 Brooklyn, NY – Villain

11.04 Boston, MA – Middle East

11.06 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery

11.07 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

11.08 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo

11.09 Toronto, CA – Hard Luck

11.10 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch

11.11 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry

11.12 Chicago, IL – Subterranean

11.14 – Dallas, TX – RBC

11.15 Houston, TX – Studio Live

11.17 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge

11.18 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge

11.19 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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