THE VITAL MIGHT Press Kit
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THE VITAL MIGHT PRESS KIT

INFO

Formed: 2005 in Boston, MA
Members: Andy Milk (vocals/guitar), Ben Didsbury (bass/vocals), Rick Gauthier (bass/vocals), Evan Kraker (drums)
Genres: Art rock, progressive rock, epic rock
Releases:

Press: Relix Magazine, Progression Magazine, Hits Daily Double, Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Boston Herald, SeaOfTranquility.org
Publishing: "Don't Mind Me", featuring Morphine's Dana Colley on saxophone, was featured on CBS' The Young and the Restless

PRESS

'The Vital Might’s second album, 2009’s The Red Planet, showed great promise, and their third outing ups the stakes for this progressive and experimental band. Though not a concept album per se, The Eclipse is a series of meditative songs dealing with life, love and loss...what stands out about the rest of this album: shamanic yawp yoked to a blend of hard-edged rock with a techno-dazzle fillip (as on the majestic “I Found You”)...“The Greatest Man II” (a reprise from The Red Planet) is an emotionally wrenching, melodically resonant testimonial, while “Calm My Sleep” is a lyrical but turbulent emotional plaint. “Common Sense” wraps up this collection with a tour de force of angst-filled rough-and-tumble—a fitting finale to a remarkable album that may someday be regarded as a minor masterpiece.' (Francis DiMenno - The Noise - February 2013)

AN ODD FRIEND PRESS RELEASE

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The Vital Might has returned from a 8 year hiatus with a 5-song EP of terse, technical, and sometimes touching odes to the band and the members' ever-changing lives. "An Odd Friend" is frenetic, progressive, sometimes punky, sometimes metal, but pop-structured chunk of music in under 20 minutes.

The band's previous LP Red Planet was met with critical acclaim, landing them a record deal to re-release the album with Charleston, SC-based experimental label 10t Records.

The Boston Globe said, "The band calls it a 'sci-fi mafia love story.' This critic calls 'Red Planet', the heady sophomore CD from Boston’s Vital Might, a dramatic rock throwdown that blows away expectations - smart, heavy, and imaginative".

The Noise said about 2012’s The Eclipse, ‘The Vital Might’s second album, 2009’s The Red Planet, showed great promise, and their third outing ups the stakes for this progressive and experimental band. Though not a concept album per se, The Eclipse is a series of meditative songs dealing with life, love and loss...what stands out about the rest of this album: shamanic yawp yoked to a blend of hard-edged rock with a techno-dazzle fillip (as on the majestic “I Found You”)...“The Greatest Man II” (a reprise from The Red Planet) is an emotionally wrenching, melodically resonant testimonial, while “Calm My Sleep” is a lyrical but turbulent emotional plaint. “Common Sense” wraps up this collection with a tour de force of angst-filled rough-and-tumble—a fitting finale to a remarkable album that may someday be regarded as a minor masterpiece.'

Previous accomplishments of the band include 160+ adds on college and independent radio for the previous 2 LPs, guest musicians on albums including Casey Desmond and Morphine’s Dana Colley, music on TV shows such as "The Young and the Restless", hundreds of tour dates, and selections in several music conferences.

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AN ODD FRIEND ALBUM INFO

Title: An Odd Friend

Release Date: 03/13/20

Tracks:

Production Notes: Produced by THE VITAL MIGHT. Recorded at Wonderland Media Productions in Revere, MA and Magma Music in Northport, NY. Engineered by Ben Didsbury and Andy Milk. Mixed by Ben Didsbury. Mastered by Nick Z at New Alliance East.

Vocals, Guitar by Andy Milk. Bass by Ben Didsbury. Drums by Evan Kraker. Additional songwriting by Rick Gauthier on "You're Right There".

Artwork by Hannah Carlon.

COVER ART AND PHOTOS

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(Left to Right: Andy Milk, Ben Didsbury, Evan Kraker)

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CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION