Today is a big day for local band Most Thieves. The quintet officially releases on iTunes the anthemic rocker "Prometheus" (which has nothing to do with the summer blockbuster film), one of the highlights from last year's Primitive Maps EP and now the first single for its upcoming full-length debut, Unnecessary Maps, projected to come out in the fall once distribution is secured.
The song, like the other 11 that will accompany it on Unnecessary, was self-produced and recorded in keyboardist Eric Rickey's studio (which will be featured in this week's Local Music Issue). It also features The Killers' Mark Stoermer on bass; he reprises that role two other times on Unnecessary as well. CityLife listened to the album a couple of weeks ago at Rickey's studio, and while it's as arena-ready as any local release we've ever heard, the band didn't skimp on atmosphere and texture, adding to its evocation. With Unnecessary, Most Thieves remain on track to become the next Vegas breakthrough, as we've previously predicted.
The guys will follow the release with a summer European tour, its second since a successful run of dates last September, opening for Big Talk, the side project of Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci (for whom drummer Rob Whited serves as drum tech). Plans over on this side of the Atlantic are still in the works. In the meantime, listen to "Prometheus" here.