Des Moines, IA
Mr. Softheart is an American 3-piece from Des Moines/Cedar Falls, IA. Formed in 2021 by brothers John & Nick Fisher, alongside their long-time creative partner Charlie Patterson, Mr. Softheart’s sound fits most closely within a post-punk ethos — albeit one that favors minimalism and intimacy over more conventional iterations of the genre. Mr. Softheart’s live show has been described as "intense, brooding, and at times, convincingly unhinged." In addition to appearing at both Max Ames and Cedar Valley Pride in 2022, the band supported Australian powerhouses Haiku Hands for an official 80/35 after-party to close out Des Moines' most beloved music fest weekend in 2022. Mr. Softheart is slated to appear at Mission Creek Festival in 2023. Their debut release, "Caravaggio”/"Flower of Tomorrow" was released in June 2022. Critics described the double single as an impressive calling card and a striking new territory for the band, drawing comparisons ranging from Nick Cave to Talk Talk, Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd. One random guy in a Tulsa bar called them "Goddamned wizards!" Mr. Softheart is currently recording their debut full-length album, to be released in 2023. The band will support the release with a full list of US tour dates.
Sat 3/25 8:40pm: Mr. Softheart at Spacebar Arcade