MISSIO – Loner (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 40:11 minutes | 512 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qouz | Front Cover | © RCA Records Label
Austin native duo Missio is an electronic alternative rock band that specializes in emotive, dark tunes. The duo is comprised of two separate artists, frontman and vocalist Matthew Brue and producer David Butler. The pair made their debut at SXSW in 2015 and have been a force to be reckoned with ever since. Loner is their debut studio LP.
Two bearded Austin, TX musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electronic/altproduction, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks, Missio regularly subvert expectations. Case in point, an upbeat lullaby-esque melody about, “Throwing middle fingers in the air” introduced the duo—Matthew Brue & David Butler—to audiences everywhere with the aptly titled breakout single, “Middle Fingers.” At the beginning of 2017, the track exploded on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, and the band landed a deal with RCA Records. This signature style stands out as the product of their unique and undeniable union as well as years of dedication. Founded in 2014 as a side project for Matthew, longtime friend David joined him after one studio session. For all of the harmony between them, their respective backgrounds represent something of a Yin and Yang. Born and raised in Colorado, Matthew received classical piano training as a child and toured the world in a choir. In Houston, seven years his senior David “grew up in the least musical household ever” and didn’t pick up guitar until the age of 16. David escaped the Office Space-style corporate world in order to pursue a career as a producer and audio engineer, while Matthew spent a year living in a remodeled 1974 Airstream, “learning how to write better songs.” They had crossed paths many times in the Austin music scene, but their initial collaboration would prove life-changing—literally. David transformed the garage into a professional recording studio, ripping down walls by hand, tearing up the floors, constructing a control room, setting up iso booths, and designing a veritable creative hive for the band. He would handle the bulk of the production as Matthew penned lyrics and took on lead vocals. In between their SXSW debut in 2015 and tours with Australia’s Sasia and K. Flay (for which David built Missio’s light rigs), they wrote and recorded countless songs. “I Don’t Even Care About You” landed at #7 on Spotify’s Top 50 Global Viral Chart after popping up on the Fresh Finds Playlist. As buzz grew, their music appeared on MTV’s Scream and Finding Carter, Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, and in a Victoria’s Secret spot. With its keyboard boom, handclaps, and sweeping chant, “Middle Fingers” ignited their profile, rhyming social media-worthy lines like, “I am tired of seeing pretty people everywhere” and “I used to drink with whisky now I’m stuck with Perrier.” As Missio prepare their full-length debut Loner for release, Matthew and David are on a mission to connect with listeners everywhere.
01 – Animal
02 – I Do What I Want
03 – Middle Fingers
04 – I Don’t Even Care About You
05 – Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea
06 – Kamikazee
07 – KDV
08 – Twisted
09 – Everybody Gets High
10 – I Don’t Give A…
11 – DWI