Today marks the release of Michael Davis With Lions’ first EP, Bandages. With his new band, singer-songwriter and QM favorite Michael Davis brings us a refined collection of contemplative songs about love and longing. Bandages was produced by Nik Freitas, a Californian songwriter who is known for his work with Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band, and as a touring member of Broken Bells. The EP features three songs from the forthcoming LP, and one non-album track, called “The Same Lines.” It’s available on iTunes today, so be sure to take a listen before June 23rd, when Michael Davis will be playing a special acoustic set at Atwater Crossing, presented by Quit Mumbling.
In addition to the new EP, the band also premiered a music video this morning for the previously reviewed track “Real Love (Bandages).” The song has an endearing quality of despondency, which is translated to visuals perfectly. Michael, dressed as Winnie the Pooh, leads us to an all too familiar costume party scene, where he shuffles his way through the crowd with one eye on an unattainable love interest. Our tragic hero is then encouraged by a furry (and apparently French) friend, to rock the fuck out, which he does surprisingly well in that bear suit. Check it out along with “The Same Lines” below: