Mighty Tortuga is a Connecticut-based band that's here to answer to all of our smooth dream-rock desires. Their sound showcases the integral 90s emo power pop, with a sense of maturity and reliability. In a scene saturated by pop-punk, they are providing a unique sound that is fresh and exciting. Mighty Tortuga released various records in 2019 that will complement their prepossessing artistry. One single that stood out the most to us was the record “Swear To God”. In “Swear To God”, they gave us a sensational composition that really took us into the ethereal rock aesthetic they pride themselves on.
The electric guitar alongside the bright vocals places you in an atmospheric rock n' roll environment, that quite frankly, you don’t want to escape from. Mighty Tortuga gives us this classic punk rock flavor that we miss in the music scene nowadays! They really take us back with elements being provided from again, that 90's era, going into the early ’00s when punk rock was taking over the game. Nevertheless, Mighty Tortuga keeps a modern-day contemporary element presented throughout the majority of their music. If “Swear To God” wasn’t enough to help you realize how this band is truly the essence of punk rock, try taking a listen to their EP “Letting Go” and we promise you’ll find yourself wrapped up in Mighty Tortuga’s trailblazing ambiance. You can surely bet yourself that Mighty Tortuga is on to do great things in this upcoming year of 2020.
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Welcome back to BuzzMusic Mighty Tortuga! Tell us about your background! How is the music scene in Connecticut?
Thanks for having us back on! We are Mighty Tortuga, an emo rock band that got together in Summer 2018. We knew from the beginning we wanted to take a different approach than what the majority of CT bands were doing at the time. The music scene in CT is a saturated market of Pop Punk, and we wanted our sound and brand to stand out from the rest. As far as fan involvement in the scene, our band, as well as a small grouping of other bands are leading the way to make the CT music scene bigger and better than ever before. We are excited for what’s to come in the coming year!
Let’s talk about your recent tour in support of your latest single “Swear To God”! How would you describe the reception of the single and the tour?
We’re all extremely grateful for the response to this song! We tried something a little different for this single and it definitely landed well amongst the crowds and digital platforms! We want to thank everyone who’s listened to it so far! As for the tour, we had a great time. The crowds were bigger this time around, and we got to play in some new places! We were out with our pals on Sunday Morning on the last leg, and we made a ton of new friends along the way!
What were some of the challenges you faced when making your EP “Letting Go”?
The making of “Letting Go” thankfully had no major challenges. With it being our debut release, we were able to experiment with a few different styles to see what people responded to the most. With that being said, we spent the later months of 2018 and front end of 2019 jamming and tooling with the songs that would end up being “Letting Go.” By the time we went to tape with the songs, we had a clear vision for what we wanted out of them. We recorded and produced the record ourselves, so we were able to capture the exact vibe we were looking for.
What’s next for you in 2020, Mighty Tortuga?
We are starting off 2020 by taking a break to officially start the process of recording our next record. Once we finish, we have big plans for the tour! Hitting new places and continuing our quest for world domination.
What will some differences be between your next release & “Letting Go” as far as production?
The biggest difference will be production. “Letting Go” was recorded and produced 100% by us. For our next record, we are taking on the assistance of some producers we admire immensely. We believe working together with them will take this upcoming record to a new place sonically by taking an organic approach while keeping true to the original sounds we founded the band on. More details on recording and production will be announced on our social media! So be sure to follow us everywhere @MightyTortuga!