Mike Mains & The Branches will release their sophomore album, Calm Down, Everything Is Fine, on February 18th. Matt Hoopes (of Relient K) produced the record and plays guitar on it, while Zac Farro (ex-Paramore) plays drums. You can stream the Everything EP, which features three new tracks from the forthcoming album.
As much as I love Mike Mains and those branches of his, I'm just happy to hear what Zac is doing. Halfnoise is the jam and I want him and his brother to do stuff again. Just my opinion, but they're what made Paramore good, not Hayley.
Just the other day, I was reading the thank you's in Paramore's S/T album and Taylor actually thanks Zac, so good to know there's not a whole lot of animosity between the band and (at least Zac) the Farro's.