Based in Bloomington, Indiana, singer, songwriter, and local TV talk show host Mike Adams creates a warm world of lush, self-effacing power pop with his musical vehicle Mike Adams at His Honest Weight.
Prior to launching this project, Adams spent the better part of a decade fronting Midwestern indie pop outfit Husband and Wife
. The new band is largely a solo project, with Adams writing all of the songs, then collaborating with a hand-picked cast of local musicians. His first LP, Oscillate Wisely, arrived in early 2011 as a split release between Flannelgraph
and St. Ives Records
. It introduced his core sound, which balanced sophisticated pop arrangements with the unpretentious goofball image Adams presented on his witty cable access TV show. The Midwestern renaissance man continued to balance his two main projects, landing higher-profile guests on his show while recording his follow-up LP, 2014's Best of Boiler Room Classics. For his third release, 2016's Casino Drone, Adams signed to Indianapolis-based indie Joyful Noise
. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi