MISSIO REVEAL SKELETONS PART I
DUO PREMIERE STRIPPED DOWN NEW EP
COMPANION TO BREAKTHROUGH DEBUT LP, ‘LONER’, INCLUDES NEW VERSIONS
OF THE HIT SINGLES, “BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA” AND “MIDDLE FINGERS”
FIRST CHAPTER OF EXCLUSIVE THREE-PART DOCUSERIES DEBUTS TODAY
AWARD-WINNING “CAN I EXIST” VIDEO PREMIERES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
EPIC LIVE SCHEDULE CONTINUES, INCLUDING HEADLINE DATES, TOUR WITH BLUE OCTOBER
AND FESTIVAL APPEARANCES INCLUDING THIS WEEKEND’S ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL
SKELETONS PART I AVAILABLE TODAY AT ALL DIGITAL MUSIC RETAILERS
AND STREAMING SERVICES
RCA recording artists MISSIO has announced today’s release of a stripped down new EP. SKELETONS PART I is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
SKELETONS PART I collects remarkable acoustic versions of songs originally featured on MISSIO’s acclaimed full-length debut, LONER, available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services. Highlights include unplugged renditions of “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” and the breakthrough single, “Middle Fingers,” alongside an exclusive re-release of “Can I Exist” (originally featured on MISSIO’s 2015 debut EP). The latter track is joined by a truly extraordinary companion visual, directed by longtime MISSIO collaborator Jeff Ray. The winner of the “Best Music Video” prize at the 21st Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by REVOLT in partnership with HBO, “Can I Exist” will premiere next week, October 12th at MISSIO’s official YouTube channel.
Today also sees the arrival of Skeletons (Part I), an exclusive new docuseries chronicling MISSIO’s remarkable story thus far. The first installment of the three-part film – again directed by Ray (Sigur Rós) – is streaming now at MISSIO’s official YouTube channel. Additional chapters will premiere through the month, with Skeletons (Part II) slated for October 20th and Skeletons (Part III) due on October 31th.
SKELETONS PART 1 follows the recent premiere of a powerful new visual accompanying the latest single from LONER, “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea.” The clip is streaming now at MISSIO’s official YouTube channel.
WATCH “BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA”
Named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” MISSIO has spent much of 2017 celebrating LONER with a wide-ranging North American tour, including U.S. headline dates and a number of widely heralded festival appearances. The epic trek continues into December, with highlights including a series of shows supporting Blue October – beginning November 4th at Mavericks in Jacksonville, FL – as well much anticipated sets at Austin, TX’s ACL Music Festival (October 6th and 14th) and Key Biscayne, FL’s OFF Weekend Music & Arts Festival (December 9th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit missiomusic.com/tour.
MISSIO ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA 2017
6 – Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
7 – Austin, TX – Threadgill’s
7 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
11 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
12 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
14 – Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
18 – Portland, OR – Star Theater *
20 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
23 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café *
25 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
26 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter *
27 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
29 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
30 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
31 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
1 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre *
2 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda *
4 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks **
5 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment **
8 – Knoxville, TN – International **
9 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom **
10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues **
11 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre **
14 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District **
15 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre **
17 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre **
18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s **
24 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center **
25 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater **
9 – Key Biscayne, FL – OFF Weekend Music & Arts Festival
* w/Nothing But Thieves
** w/Blue October
LONER has proven one of the year’s most significant debuts, highlighted of course by MISSIO’s breakthrough single, “Middle Fingers,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Released at the top of 2017, “Middle Fingers” quickly blew up at SiriusXM’s Alt Nation where it ascended to #1 in the influential “Alt-18 Countdown” in the U.S. before ultimately reaching the top 10 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart as well as the top 20 across Billboard’s “Mainstream Rock Songs,” “Hot Rock Songs,” and “Rock Airplay” charts. “Middle Fingers” is joined an equally popular companion video, now boasting nearly 5 million individual views via YouTube alone.
WATCH “MIDDLE FINGERS”
MISSIO made high profile television debut earlier this year with a live performance of “Middle Fingers” on TBS’ Conan. Additional TV appearances will be announced soon.
LONER – which also features such dynamic tracks as “Everybody Gets High” and “KDV (Ft. SHUG),” – has drawn critical acclaim to match its popular success. “Loaded with bruising bass, icy synths and dark imagery,” raved Rolling Stone, “LONER is an exploration of (vocalist-producer Matthew) Brue’s winding road to sobriety.” “LONER implies a sense of woke with every song,” declared Earbuddy. “Through the power of music, good will prevail.”
MISSIO was founded in 2014 as a new sonic outlet for Colorado-born musician Matthew Brue and Houston, TX native David Butler, the two musicians teaming up to create something unlike anything either had done before. The duo’s widescreen amalgam of inventive production technique, lyrical wit, and endlessly insistent pop hooks instantly proved a sensation with “I Don’t Even Care About You” – featured on 2015’s debut MISSIO EP – rising to #7 on Spotify’s “Viral 50-Global” chart after first appearing on the automated “Fresh Finds” playlist.
The MISSIO EP was followed by “Can I Exist,” featured in a truly extraordinary companion video that earned such prizes as “Best Video” at 2016’s Austin Music Video Festival and the “Audience Award” at 2016’s New Orleans Film Festival. MISSIO’s remarkably cinematic sonic approach also earned them placement on a variety of soundtracks, including MTV’s Scream and Finding Carter, Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, and Victoria’s Secret’s short film (and biggest lingerie shoot in history), Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2016: A Very Private Affair.
More than simply a studio project from the very start, MISSIO made a number of live appearances following their inception, including a much-discussed debut at 2015’s South By Southwest (SXSW). The duo followed up with a series of national treks, among them K. Flay’s sold-out “Crush Me Tour.”