Mike & Joe on "What About You?"
The new album "What About You?" is the sophomore release from Detroit & Ann Arbor's visionary Folk-Rock-&-Beyond duo Mike & Joe. It sees Mike & Joe expand outward from the Folk Rock roots explored on their debut album, 2018's "While I'm Still a Stranger to the World and You," and introduces the appearance of a survey or amalgamation of genres and influences not altogether spoken for on the debut. Mike & Joe see each song as a universe unto itself--theirs for the making and yours for the taking--and as such, no two Mike & Joe songs seem to be of the "same genre." Mike & Joe pride themselves on their sense of Arrangement & Songwriting--they have studied under the great masters of the recording studio and of songwriting in general--Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys; Paul McCartney; The Zombies; Simon & Garfunkel, the rich history of Motown, Nelson Riddle (of Frank Sinatra fame) and the great Producers like George Martin, Rick Hall, Phil Spector, Bruce Botnik and too many others to name. These elder influences stand with contemporary pioneers like Father John Misty, The Black Keys, Jim James, The New Basement Tapes, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Mac Demarco, The Fleet Foxes, The Young Veins, Tame Impala & others of similar aims and ends. It is to this reservoir of happiness and creativity, this refulgent resurgence of genius and vision, that Mike & Joe deliver the "What About You?" record to the world.