Our family just got a little bigger! We’re excited to announce the addition of Normal, IL’s Mighty Ships to We’re Trying Records.
What started as a solo project of frontman Tyler Bachman’s, has slowly morphed into a three-piece, post-rock band that has left a lasting impression on the DIY scene around the Normal area. Over a year ago, Tyler found himself in-between bands. He started writing songs in a style he had always been interested in, but never really had a chance to pursue. With what Christmas money he had left and some help from his friend Harry — the band’s current bassist — Tyler recorded two songs. These songs make up the band’s first demo album — Awakening.
“Awakening is pretty much what it sounds like. It was the start of something new, personally, for the both of us” says Tyler. “It’s amazing to see that now, a year later, every kid that comes to our basement shows knows every word from the two songs I wrote over a couple of late nights in my college apartment.”
Mighty Ships’ first album — The Coastal Midwest — comes out this Thursday! Before then, head to their Bandcamp to download their demos.