Making It Right
Making It Right
Soon enough, MIR’s live show became the talk of the area. Their remarkably catchy, upbeat, and danceable sound in combination with an energetic stage presence made them a live show not to miss. 2004 marked a turning point for the band, as everyone finally made the big move out from the suburbs and into the city. “Living in Boston has provided us with so many more opportunities,” remarks Doyle.
“We’ve met some great people and are able to play more and more shows with some bands we’ve always admired.” Most importantly though, MIR found a new member in guitarist/vocalist Nate Elgart shortly after their move, who also happens to be a bona fide zookeeper. Hearing “I am the heart of a lion” (from the new track “A Loveless Science”) coming from someone who actually works with such animals on a day to day basis just sounds that much more convincing. Elgart, a great songwriter in his own right, helped the band expand their already ridiculously catchy piano-punk sound by adding unforgettable guitar riffs and vocal harmonies. After releasing a few EPs and demos, MIR set forth to record their debut full-length in early 2005.
The result would be another solid batch of songs in the self produced I’m Sorry You’re Uncomfortable. The album marked not only a musical maturity, but a lyrical one for the band as well as evidenced in such songs like the scathing indictment of the Iraq War, “The New Patriots” in which Cahill sings, “so support your troops and wear your red but your hard words won't bring back the dead.” The album rightfully began to gain more and more buzz for MIR, but they still had too many ideas to settle down just yet. Earlier this year, the band entered God City studios with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Hot Cross, Modern Life Is War) to record yet another new batch of songs. “Working with Kurt at first seemed like an odd pairing for us given the heavier bands he normally works with,” says Cahill “But he really helped us mold our songs into something great.” The result would be a brand new EP that easily stands as their best work to date.
From the opening keyboards of the appropriately named “Summer Anthem” to Cahill and Elgart’s closing call and response vocals on “The Fault Lies on Fault Lines”, these are four songs that refuse to leave your head. MIR has created what they have set out to do: write songs with more hooks than what should be legal, all without leaving a sugary aftertaste. This is real, honest music that most importantly, doesn’t forget how to have a good time. With brand new songs and an upcoming summer tour, Making It Right is undoubtedly band to watch.
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