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Mike Mains + The Branches Share "Lost Boys"

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MIKE MAINS & THE BRANCHES SHARE "LOST BOYS" — LISTEN NEW ALBUM MEMORY UNFIXED OUT SEPTEMBER 15 VIA TOOTH & NAIL ARTIST TOURING THROUGH FALL MIKE MAINS & THE BRANCHES recently announced the new album Memory Unfixed, out September 15 via Tooth & Nail. Pre-order it here. "Memory Unfixed is a collection of musical snapshots from 2019-2021," Mains says. "The world went through a metamorphosis at that time and I fell down into the basement of unfixed memories. Some painful, some colorful, I'm glad to report there was magic down there. I am excited to share." Today, the band has shared "Lost Boys." Listen here.

"The inspiration for this song came when I was listening to 'The Suburbs' by Arcade Fire on repeat and thinking a lot about who I was as a teenager," Mains says,. "As far as I've come, I still feel I have so much to learn, and let go of. I'm always hacking away at the shadow I carry around because I don't want it to keep me from that sacred place." Mike Mains & The Branches have always bottled complex emotions and relatable stories within hummable homegrown anthems. They have organically progressed over the course of Home [2012], Calm Down, Everything Is Fine [2014], and When We Were In Love [2019]. Billboard hailed the "buoyant pop" of the latter, while Atwood Magazine praised its "upbeat, energetic, feel-good pop-rock." Among many standouts, “Briggs” generated north of 4.8 million Spotify streams as "Breathing Underwater" and "Live Forever" each surpassed the 1 million-mark. After trading his native Michigan for Nashville, Mike underwent another era of transformation. Stuck at home mid-Pandemic, he retreated inward and began to understand his past and, ultimately, himself a bit more. "Once COVID hit, I finally had the opportunity to allow some things to start boiling over," he elaborates. "I got serious about therapy, my mental health, and my well-being. I acknowledged wounds that had been on the backburner for my entire life. I've been on my own since I was 16, and I come from a family of physical and mental abuse. By living alone and crashing on couches over the years, I've cobbled together a wonderful surrogate family. Growing up, my dad was like, 'You'll never make it’.' Part of me was pleased to find success, move to Nashville, buy a home, and support myself and my wife off rock 'n' roll. Nevertheless, all of this pain came up. So, these songs are little vignettes and snapshots of not only the relationship between my wife and I but what was happening in the world with George Floyd and America's heartbreaking response."

MEMORY UNFIXED TRACK LISTING: "Lost Boys" "Losing My Head" "We're Alive" "Lonely" "Talk to Me" "Better Than It Ever Was" "When The Lights Go Out" "If We Run" "Blue Lagoon" "Always My Forever" MIKE MAINS & THE BRANCHES ON TOUR: HEADLINE: 8/24 — Ballroom at Spiderhouse — Austin, TX

8/25 — Dallas, TX – The Rustic 8/26 — San Antonio, TX – The Rustic

WITH KING'S KALEIDOSCOPE: 10/5 — Charlotte NC — Neighborhood Theatre 10/6 — Atlanta GA — Center Stage 10/7 — Sanford FL — Tuffy’s Music Box 10/8 — Tampa FL — Crowbar 10/10 — Birmingham AL — Zydeco 10/11 — Greensboro NC — Hangar 1819 10/13 — Washington DC — 9:30 Club 10/14 — New York NY — Gramercy Theatre 10/16 — Millvale PA — Mr Smalls Theatre 10/17 — Philadelphia PA — Ardmore Music Hall 10/19 — Milwaukee WI — Pabst Theater 10/20 — Des Moines IA — Wooly’s 10/21 — Covington KY — Madison Theater 10/22 — Fort Wayne IN — Clyde Theatre 10/24 — Columbus OH — Skully’s 10/25 — Cleveland OH — Beachland Ballroom 10/26 — Detroit MI — St. Andrews Hall 10/27 — Grand Rapids MI — Elevation MIKE MAINS & THE BRANCHES ARE: Mike Mains — Vocals, Guitar Shannon Mains — Vocals, Synth, Guitar

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