BIO

“An intelligent music listener’s dream. The music is danceable but also worthy of focus to see their communication in real time. It is something special to bear witness to the birth of a band that could potentially take a scene by storm, you feel like you’re in on something, witness to something great.” - Glide Magazine

Magic In The Other was born out of the idea that it is in the unknown where the most potent ground lays for magic and discovery. Assembled in early 2017 consisting of in-demand Bay Area musicians - drummer, lead vocalist and bandleader Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, ALO, Sean Hayes), bassist Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers) and guitar wizard Roger Riedlbauer (Jolie Holland), this innovative trio from Oakland, CA sets out to connect with their listeners, creating a mentally-stimulating, emotionally-resonate, highly-danceable, and distinctly-transformative experience where everyone feels just a little more magical. A rock trio at its core, MITO combines a slew of diverse influences to create an original sound of intelligent songwriting and heart-felt, improvisational fearlessness.

In their first year while building a buzz in the bay area MITO was able to crowdfund 20K to go towards the productions and recording of their debut record, What We Know Is Possible released (September 2018) which was met with enthusiastic reception from fans and critics a like. WWKIP delivers half energetic and intriguing instrumentals as well as half uplifting lyrical songs with a socio-political focus.

“What We Know Is Possible is perhaps the first record to arrive in the midst of our current world struggles that truly tries to make sense of these times in which we live. It could have gone dark, but dark is not where MITO goes. There is a strong message of hope here that lifts the listener up. Collectively, the songs become an anthem of empathy amidst a daily grind of negativity. Songs that take hurtful topics like natural disasters as well as an apocalyptic political landscape and turn all that hurt and confusion on its head by examining these negatives through a quest for personal positivity. They seek the answer to the question of how to still boundlessly love one’s fellow man and embrace one’s personal blessings amidst a world, quite literally, on fire...But do not couch these words as a suggestion that this album has a political agenda, no way, it’s just an invitation to come to the table.” - Glide Magazine

2019 sees MITO continuing to tour and build a fan base near and far in support of their first record, while they get back into the studio to record their next one.

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Mito in glide magazine

Santa Cruz Oct 2017 Show Review - http://bit.ly/MITOGlide

“An intelligent music listener’s dream. The music is danceable but also worthy of focus to see their communication in real time. It is something special to bear witness to the birth of a band that could potentially take a scene by storm, you feel like you’re in on something, witness to something great.” - Glide Magazine

MITo in relix magazine

Band at Work - Band Introduction and Some Backstory - https://www.relix.com/articles/detail/group_at_work_magic_in_the_other

Mito in pop matters

High Sierra Music Festival 2018 Artist Playshop Review - http://bit.ly/mito-pop-matters-hsmf-review

"It takes a bold artist to lead this type of set in an era where many music fans will claim they don't want to hear about socio-political matters when they're trying to have a good time. But as rock 'n' roll has proved time and again, music can also be a force for spiritual awakening and higher consciousness even as its helping people get their groove on. Lipp and MITO have leaped to the forefront of a modern movement to rekindle music's consciousness-raising power at a time when it's needed more than ever." - Pop Matters

WHAT WE KNOW IS POSSIBLE - GLIDE MAGAZINE REVIEW

Glide Magazine review of WWKIP - http://bit.ly/Glide-Review-WWKIP-Read

“What We Know Is Possible is perhaps the first record to arrive in the midst of our current world struggles that truly tries to make sense of these times in which we live. It could have gone dark, but dark is not where MITO goes. There is a strong message of hope here that lifts the listener up. Collectively, the songs become an anthem of empathy amidst a daily grind of negativity. Songs that take hurtful topics like natural disasters (specifically the Sonoma County fires of last October that impacted Ezra and his friends personally), as well as an apocalyptic political landscape and turn all that hurt and confusion on its head by examining these negatives through a quest for personal positivity. They seek the answer to the question of how to still boundlessly love one’s fellow man and embrace one’s personal blessings amidst a world, quite literally, on fire...But do not couch these words as a suggestion that this album has a political agenda, no way, it’s just an invitation to come to the table.”

“MITO gives us an LP of thoughtful lyrical pieces placed against perfectly played, sharp instrumentals that get the listener thinking, and probably dancing in their living room. This is a band to watch, it is a band worthy of repeated listens and visits as they build on a momentum that has taken northern California venues and festivals by storm.”

ALBUM REVIEW - POP MATTERS

Pop Matters examines What We Know Is Possible - http://bit.ly/REVIEW-POPMATTERS

Contact

Booking

Sarah Travis

sarah@rapturemanagement.org 319-471-7739

General Inquiries

magicintheother@gmail.com

Ezra Lipp - Bandleader/Manager

ezralipp@gmail.com 508-951-4340

Publicity

Katie Fox - Blooming Footprint

katie@bloomingfootprint.com 602-432-9115