Life’s direction and journey can take you many places but for Nick Whetro and Icarus Himself, their next stop is 3 Brothers Deli & Brewhouse on Tuesday night.
The Wisconsin-based group, whose namesake is derived from a painting, are in the middle of an 18-city tour which they are smoking through in a meager 17 days.
“So far it’s doing well, but last night’s drive was a beast,” Whetro said about their recent show in Atlanta.
If their show in Murfreesboro will be your first exposure to the group, then it’s a good start to familiarize yourself with their latest album, Career Culture.
Fused with electro-rock sounds, the album is central in concept as it traces the steps Whetro took during the last eight years of his life.
Growing up in northern Indiana, he dropped out of college and started working at a factory.
After finding out this side of life just wasn’t for him, Whetro moved to Madison, Wis., and this is where Career Culture documents the transition.
One of the pivotal songs found on the album is “WI via IN,” which showcases a travelling theme highlighting the darkness and gloom of factory life to his new flight.
“That song is really important to me and the album. It bridges my old life with my new life,” Whetro said.
The new life he is speaking of is one filled with marriage and getting back to his roots and where he belongs.
Another key track on the album is “On Your Side,” a song based around the whole idea about trusting someone and giving him or her your trust in the same regard.
Their video for “On Your Side” was directed by Ryan Heraly and has received several thousand views on YouTube.
It depicts a couple that disrupts a wedding, with the offenders running away with the bouquet and robbing a few people while there.
If you plan on coming out that night, then definitely get to the show early because Murfreesboro-based O Youth will be opening the night in support.
For more information on Icarus Himself and their latest album, visit icarushimself.bandcamp.com.