Mighty—the Atlanta-based undertaking of Pittsburgh-transplant Angelo Fiaretti—is a heavy-hitter, cranking out off-kilter garage rock with more than a modest grunge influence and songs that revolve around revenge daydreams, paranoia, drugs and self discovery. Mighty came to fruition after Fiaretti, now 20 years old, dropped out of school at 16, choosing instead to spend his days immersed in the local DIY punk and indie scenes. There, in the cold, dim basements of office buildings, neighborhood garages, and community-run art galleries, Fiaretti found his voice and started Mighty.
The endearingly grimy artist's power is in his vulnerability. A stand-out example, the band's new single "Fingertip" is an irrefutably catchy amalgamation of '60s garage and '80s post-punk that channels the angular approach of Parquet Courts & the bombastic intensity of Fidlar. The illustrated video, created by Atlanta director Peter Belanger, derives its dark aesthetic from the emotive themes of frontman Angelo Fiaretti's paranoid, self-deprecating lyrics.
You can purchase Mighty's new EP, Bye, Have Nice! via Bandcamp.