Chicago’s Umphrey’s McGee enters its second decade together with their most progressive, melodic and artistically cohesive album to date. Over 2 years in the making, Mantis pushes the envelope in composition, arrangement and group interplay.

In an Umphrey’s McGee first, the album offers 100% new material – a drastic change of pace for a band whose typical modus operandi is to work out the material live on-stage before recording studio versions. Loaded with innovative PUSH™ technology by Digital Insert to deliver exclusive bonus material throughout 2009, Mantis is already creating plenty of anticipation and chatter among fans and industry alike.