Man, this has been a long time coming. You guys have no idea.
Probably cause you don’t even know what I’m talking about. The Mighty Jones. This is a project I’ve been working on for what feels like forever. It started over ten years ago. It was me, Joanna Erdos (The midnight show), Jeremy Gibson (Sir Jarlsberg. The moon rabbits, PFAC) and Pierre Michelle (Guitarist and vocalist). All four of us were friends who worked in different kinds of music, who united to try to do something a little different. Right as the ball got rolling, tragedy struck and Pierre passed away due to a terribly unfortunate freak accident. We were all devastated and , obviously, any thought of making music was put on the back burner. A few years passed and Joanna and I felt we should try again. Jeremy was still down and we added the guitar prowess of Damien Paris (The giraffes and the guy who plays all the instruments on all my solo albums). So we began working and writing. We had some old songs we had done that were unfinished works but I gave them away here. These are those demos. Check them out. They’re rough and unmixed but this is where it all started.
“Blow my mind” features some vocals we had salvaged of Pierre’s and remains the only Mighty Jones track he ever got featured on.
Well, flash forward about 10 years and it’s finally time. Since then, we’ve added the endlessly talented Bay Li Mckeithan (The Skins) as a second vocalist to round out the group to 5 people. Due to scheduling, life and general disarray, our album has taken way longer than it has any right to take. BUT IT’S HERE. It’s called “Gone Long” (for obvious reasons) and it’s ten tracks of psych/soul hip hop with female vocals. I’m sure you can listen to it and draw some comparisons but, for me, I wouldn’t know where to start. It’s not Portishead. It’s not Fiona apple. It’s not the sneaker pimps (lol). But it’s something.
The album is available on bandcamp right now and will be available at many other digital outlets in the near future. But for now? Bandcamp is it. You can purchase it there or simply just stream it. I should say that we are putting this out 100% on our own. No label. No press. Nothing. This has been a complete labor of love and something all the members of the group took a lot of time and pride in. We hope you like it…And, if you do, spread the word cause that’s better than any blog write up we could ever ask for.
Or, if you’re more of soundcloud kinda person…
It’s also on Spotify so go check it out however you listen to music!
It should also be noted that, while this album took forever to make and release, we’ve been working on new music for a while so a follow up won’t be that far behind. So, new shit is in the works!
Okay, thanks for listening and enjoy.