Sept. 19 — Of Mice & Men gave audiences another preview of its forthcoming album, Tether this week.
The preview came in the form of the album’s latest single, ‘Indigo‘ and the song’s visualizer. The song and its visualizer are the album’s third behind the album’s most recently released single, ‘Castaway‘ and the song’s companion video, and its lead single, ‘Warpaint‘ and its video.
The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is an intriguing presentation. There is almost a Devin Townsend style approach and sound in the more melodic heaviness in this song. It is a unique departure for the band yet so welcome.
The song’s musical arrangement especially works when taking into account its lyrical theme. According to front man Aaron Pauley, the song’s lyrical theme takes on the topic of dealing with mental health in a unique fashion.
“‘Indigo’ is about questioning why the sky would choose to be blue if it had the choice to be anything else — blue also meaning sad,” states Pauley. “It’s about comforting a loved one in a time of loss by telling them you feel blue, too.”
Of Mice & Men is scheduled to tour this fall in support of its new album alongside Bullet For My Valentine and Vended. The tour launched Sept. 9 at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, VA and to run through Nov. 10 in Orlando, FL. The tour’s schedule is noted below:
OF MICE & MEN ON TOUR:
WITH OF BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE + VENDED:
9/8 — Alton, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
10/8 — Montreal, QC — Mtelus
10/10 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
10/12 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
10/13 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/15 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
10/17 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
10/18 — Cleveland, OH — The Agora
10/19 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
10/21 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater
10/22 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre
10/24 — Minneapolis, MN — The Fillmore Minneapolis
10/26 — Denver, CO — Mission Ballrom
10/28 — Flagstaff, AZ — Pepsi Amphitheater
10/29 — San Diego, CA — SOMA Mainstage
10/31 — Los Angles, CA — The Wiltern
11/1 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
11/2 — Albuquerque, NM — Revel Entertainment Center
11/4 — San Antonio, TX — Boeing Center At Tech Port
11/5 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues Dallas
11/7 — Houston, TX — House of Blues Houston
11/8 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore New Orleans
11/10 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live Orlando
More information on Of Mice & Men’s new album and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: