Jettison. Reprise.

by Mighty Brother

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Crystallizing in the Midwest winter of 2014, Mighty Brother set to work composing Jettison. Reprise., their first full-length record. The band labored through the spring to solidify a dream team of musicians and arrangers, artists and engineers excited to bring their specific skills to the recording. In its entirety, Jettison. Reprise. features 19 individuals, complete with a string quartet and a brass quintet. Mixing engineer, Eric Day, of Sleepwalk Recording, shows his experience and skillful ear on the record, while Kate Siefker, a Paul Mahern protégé, adds the polishing touches with careful and meticulous mastering. Together they were able to hone the diverse timbres present on Jettison. Reprise.

Through elaborate collaboration, songwriters Jake Ryan and Nick Huster brought a certain harmony to "Jettison. Reprise.", channeling their own brand of youthful enthusiasm to explore the humbling concepts of growth and loss, love and letting go, longing and adventure set to an ethereal winter landscape. The album is a look at life as a process, a journey to maturity with a thoughtful glance over the shoulder.

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released December 17, 2015

Nick Huster - Vocals, guitar, alt percussion, wood block
Jake Ryan - Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele, coffee

John Valdez - Percussion, hugs
Quinn Sternberg - Bass, double bass, triple bass

Gabe Harlan - Keys
Andrew Henry - Violin, mandolin

Diederik van Wassenaer - String arrangement, violin
Aaron Smith - Viola
Hanearl Kim - Cello
Liaht Slobodkin - Violin

Lexie Signor - Horns arrangement, lead trumpet
and The Atomic Dog Brass Band
Richard Marshall - Bass trombone
Ben Sachs - Trombone
Lauren Patin - French Horn
Sean Burdette - Trumpet

Eric Day - Mixing w/ Sleepwalk Recording
Kate Siefker - Mastering

Rose Harding - Album Art

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Mighty Brother New Orleans, Louisiana

Mighty Brother is a NOLA-based adventure folk band captained by songwriters Jake Ryan and Nick Huster.

"The adventure is that sometimes it might not be folk," jokes Huster during a recent performance at New Orleans House of Blues.

Mighty Brother is currently writing their sophomore full length, set to record this winter.
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Track Name: West
My dreams lead me west
Hopefully someone there will find me
Beautiful
I will be a pioneer
Heading out to follow the sun
I may need a covered wagon
Shelter me from all I don’t know
‘cause it’s not my home
My dreams lead me west

I will be a pioneer
Heading out to follow the sun
You could be my covered wagon
Shelter me from all I don’t know
‘cause it’s not my home

So, we’ll leave here
We’ll leave here together
Yes, we’ll leave here
We’ll leave here together

I will be a pioneer
I will be a pioneer
You could be my covered wagon
Shelter me from all that I fear

And we’ll leave here
We’ll leave here together
Yes, we’ll leave here
We’ll leave here together
Yes, we’ll leave here
We’ll leave here together
Track Name: Yours & Mine
Babe, come on and take my hand
Shed expectations in
The autumn of the heartland
My love is all you need to understand

Girl, just look into my eyes
Vexatious details
Let us lay them by the wayside
Love is on our terms, yours and mine
Love is on our terms, yours and mine

Babe, just listen to your heart
Beating down yours spine
A knowledge to impart
Your love has been here growing from the start

Girl, your love is bittersweet
A tender heart so callous
With a way-worn disbelief
But this ain’t no fleeting thing, not for me
No this ain’t no fleeting feeling, you will see

Can you smell
A season ripe with love
Can you smell
A season ripe with love

There it is:
Don’t try to force it
It will come around again
Don’t try to shape it
It is blowing like the wind
Don’t overthink it
Let it fly

Love is on our terms, yours and mine
Love is on our terms, yours and mine
Love is on our terms, yours and mine
Track Name: Elevator Man
Have you met the elevator man
In the tower on 5th avenue
Going up and down he calls that box his house
The world calls him a fool
In the stagnant night the building sleeps
And he stays inside and dreams
Haunted by everywhere he’s been

Every day I go into work I know
I will see him there
I press the arrow up and as I wait
The elevator man appears
I sense his broken gaze pass straight through me
So I ask him what’s your name
He turns to me and says

“What floor would you like?”
“What floor would you like?”

His reply reverberates in me

“What floor would you like?’
“What floor would you like?”

Have you met the elevator man
In the tower on 5th avenue
Going up and down he calls that box his house
The world calls him a fool
In the stagnant night the building sleeps
And he stays inside and dreams
Haunted by everything it seems
And he stays inside and dreams
Haunted by everyone like me

“What floor would you like?”
“What floor would you like?”
“What floor would you like?”
Track Name: Dearly Beloved
Dearly Beloved of Mine
Pull anchor and the mooring line
Like chapel chimes bestow the sacred rite

Oh my, dear brother of mine
Could you fathom your love
With a sounding line
Yeah, your heads above water
But your heart’s down deep in the brine

Oh my, sweet sister of mine
Your love grew green like a cinnamon vine
Yeah, he came like lattice
But admit it was
A really short climb

Dearly Beloved of Mine
Christen with a sparkling wine
And a hail-fellow-well-met reception line

Oh my bold brother of mine,
the spindrifts whistle and swells arise
you’ve bright eyes for the bow if not the bride

Oh spritely sister of mine
Aft and windward weather black as night
Your lovers’ sighs drown out the sirens chime

winds move in passion, the torrents in truth
all your starry conventions be damned
Some love only for riches,
some riches in love
Beware the intentions at hand
Keep close, heave ho,
As tangled a knot as did ever I see
Funereal sky
Run amok, run awry
As the sea moves to swallow
The dearly beloved of mine

Oh mighty brother of mine
How you held to the helm
With Sisyphean pride
The bowline snapped
And the waves crashed starboard-side

Oh frightened sister of mine
You reached for your bag
as you fell from the ratline
A deafening cry
And the maelstrom’s swift reply

Dearly Beloved, it’s fine
How you swam with the wind
And you fell with the sky
Another tale told
Just debris adrift in the tide (x3)
Track Name: Muscle To Bone
Beats skipping, moments drifting
Your words ripping through comforts
Meticulously tearing
At every page of the book

You’re bold and you’re brilliant
You mold like gum in your cheek
Each phrase, a play, every note
You intend, to suspend
This deepening discourse that renders
Us fools

You don’t owe me anything
We keep chasing these sheets over
Skeletal dreams
So save your sleepless soliloquy
I plead

You don’t crave the touch
Don’t cling to my lips like a flame to a torch
But you want to be close
So pull my arms around your bones

I hold you for silence
I hold your tongue in my teeth
I fold your mouth like a note
I descend, you ascend
A crescendo, a coarse rending whisper
You’re cruel

You don’t owe me anything
We keep chasing these sheets over
Skeletal dreams
So save your sleepless soliloquy
I plead

You don’t crave the touch
Don’t cling to my lips like a flame to a torch
But you want to be close
So pull my arms around your bones

You don’t crave the touch
Don’t cling to my lips like muscle to bone
But you want to be close
You want to feel love (repeat X2)
Track Name: More To Offer
Rotting so slowly
Blister in the sun
Mister, spare a moment
Share your favorite song
I’ve been so defeated
Your teeth have torn my skin
Aesop, spare your fables
This race you cannot win

I’ve got so much more to offer

Stake my trashbag raincoat
On your averted gaze
We’ve each our lottery high hopes
In more than one way
Not so easily defeated
Amass your words and wind
Why rave and rise to meet it
These circles have no end

Slow and steady now
I’m fighting
The battles of your doubt
But trust me
I’ve got so much more to offer

Slow and steady now
I’m fighting
The battles of your doubt
But trust me
I’ve got so much more to offer
Track Name: Broken Things
Came summer in shades
That danced within hazel eyes
That bathed in waning light

Such passion of late
Let strange colors resonate
And paint us how they please

As sweet as a kiss
As tender a moment, this
As ever came again

Could I
Could I engender this
Could I
Could I surrender this

When composure breaks across a face as fine as painted porcelain
That’s alright, I have got such a soft spot for broken things
When composure breaks across a face as fine as yours
That’s alright, I have got such a soft spot and many more

Ere autumn’s reprise
Where colors kaleidoscope
And passions realign

Quiescent we splay
To pillage our restless thoughts
In this twilight foray

What a summer of lust
How burning convictions flew
Like verger in the gust

Could I
Could I have engendered this
Could I
Could I surrender this

When composure breaks across a face as fine as painted porcelain
That’s alright, I have got such a soft spot for broken things
When composure breaks across a face as fine as yours
That’s alright, I have got such a soft spot and many more

Could I
Could I have engendered this
Will I
Will I remember this

When we spread our branches wide
Eager to receive the summer
Lush and golden in our eyes

When composure breaks across a face as fine as painted porcelain
That’s alright, I have got such a soft spot for broken things
When composure breaks across a face as fine as yours
That’s alright, I have got such a soft spot and many more
Track Name: Think It Wise
Think it wisdom
Counting every stone
That they could throw a blessing
Lesson learned just
Color in the lines

If you think it wise

Think it wise to
Stand out in the cold
And toil on forever
Growing older
Long before your time

If you think it wise

Winter’s wisdom
Born of glacial thoughts
Moves not the heart so, my child
Savor seasons
Effervescent glow

Like rabbit’s coats
as white as sundrenched snow
Sweeping strides put trifles down below
Mountains looming rife with your reproach
Keep your footing, fleet as foxes go

Wither do you
Wander in your best
And restless way my darling
Take your sleep
Upon my weathered knee

If you think it wise

Don’t you think you
Had better roll out
Your rattled bones, your weary
Soul upon the
Hearthstone, come on home

If you think it wise
Best think it wise

Winter’s wisdom
Born of glacial thoughts
Moves not the heart so, my child
Savor seasons
Effervescent glow

Like rabbit’s coats
as white as sundrenched snow
Keep your footing, fleet as foxes go
Think it wise to stand out in the cold
Savor season’s effervescent glow
Track Name: Shake The Night
On the wind she had to go
A dancer to the ebb and flow
Like the rain she had to slip
Always through my fingertips
Like the thunder we must shake the night
Gotta find someone and hold them tightly now
With the clouds we got to roll
If you love someone then let them know

Oh, gotta let you
Know, gotta let you know
Oh, gotta let you
Go, gotta let you go

Like the leaves are we bound to fall
Outta love until the thaw
Serrated veins and broken ribs
Softened now beneath the drift
In moments first of winter’s breath
Came the last of autumns sweet caressing touch
Smooth as purpose hitherto
All things dissolve to come anew

Oh, gotta let you
Know, gotta let you know
Oh, gotta let you
Go, gotta let you go
Track Name: Blue Horizon
We came to the cliff, you dared me to jump, so I did
Now I’m broken and bruised, darling, I’d do it over again
I was torn by the rocks and pulled under by the waves
You looked down from the ledge, like an angel you called out my name

And it echoed on the
BLUE HORIZON
And it echoed on the
BLUE HORIZON

Now I made mistakes, darling, I’m not a perfect man
I had lost all control, flailing and gasping for air
Still, I’m torn by the rocks, the current is pulling me deep
You look out from the ledge, are your eyes still searching for me

As you gaze upon the
BLUE HORIZON
As you gaze upon the
BLUE HORIZON

Now I made mistakes, darling, I’m not a perfect man
But if you could love me, throw yourself into the wind
You’ll be torn by the rocks, but we’ll be united again
And float out to sea to get lost in the blue horizon

As we float into the
BLUE HORIZON
And we’re lost inside the
BLUE HORIZON
As we float on in the
BLUE HORIZON
And we’re lost inside the
BLUE HORIZON
Yea, we’re lost inside the
BLUE
Track Name: Fallout
Fallout
Winter winds blew cold
Froze autumn in her steps

My how
Our revels came to rest
With all our summer clothes

And we retreat into
the shelter of our homes
Shrink into the shelter of our hopes

Fallout
Winters winds blew chill
In the middle of our fill
Feet frozen in the rill

Yeah, there’s time enough
to just be still now
Yeah, there’s time enough
to just be still now

Fallout
Silvered every pine
That wintered in our hearts

Call out
All you could not impart
All you cannot resign

Fear not, my dear, all things fall lightly here
Fear not, all things fall lightly here

Fallout
Winter sky, so clear,
Irradiate all fear
All we have feared to feel

Give us time enough to just be still now
And there’s time enough to just be still now
Just be still now
Just

Crystallize.
Breathe and sigh.
Repose. Reside.
Jettison, reprise.

Fallout
Winter sky, so clear,
Irradiate all fear
All we have feared to feel

Give us time enough to just be still now
And there’s time enough to just be still now
Just be still now
Just