Seattle-based quintet The Myriad strive to be as much a musical vision as they are a band. Developed from the midnight University musings of front man Jeremy Edwardson and bassist John Roger Schofield, the concept was simple and immediate: a living, breathing artistic unit that draws equally on the creative energy of all members. The two invited Randy Miller and Jonathan Young to come into their ranks. Finally, Steven Tracy, already working with Edwardson as a Seattle-based engineering duo of growing renown, completed the lineup.
Drawing rave reviews from fans and critics worldwide, The Myriad's music covers a diversely artistic panorama. Atmospheric, melodic strains fill lyrics of hope, doubt, heartache, and love, while epic soundtracks span thundering anthems and sincere confessions with a mighty thump! The band has toured extensively, playing with bands such as Lovedrug, mewithoutYou, Mutemath, As Tall As Lions, etc, and has quickly earned a sing-along relationship with fans everywhere ... a connection founded more on captivating performances than on-stage antics. Creative melodies evocative of at times kent, at others bjork, are delivered with the grand musical scope of the verve, radiohead and mew.
The Myriad was recently hand picked by the music critics at MTV to be top finalists in a national search for the 'next big thing' called the "Dew Circuit Breakout". Only 12 out of over 4000 bands were selected at which time MTV turned the competition over to fan voting to ultimately determine the winner. The finale aired live on MTV2 December 15th, 2007 and featured performances by the top 3 finalists and ended, after several millions votes came in, with The Myriad crowned 2007's MTV2 Breakout champions. The bands video "A Clean Shot" was produced by MTV at the NYC Times Square TRL studios and began regular rotation on MTV Networks January 14th, 2008. The band will have a downloadable song on the new video game ROCKBAND for xbox and Playstation as well as taking part in MTV promos like " ; Discover and Download " and "Artist of the Week" throughout the year.
The Myriad recently signed with Koch Records out of New York and is poised to set 2008 on fire! This summer, the band was featured as one of the Smashing Pumpkins 'top 8 friends on Myspace and was asked to do a cover of "Perfect" for the Pumpkins 'Myspace profile player. The Myriad's first full length record, "You Can't Trust a Ladder" was featured as a Staff Favourite on iTunes (alongside the White Stripes and the Foo Fighters) when it was released in June 2005. Since then MTV has used some songs off the record for the Real World Denver show and is clamoring to use new songs off the forthcoming record "With Arrows, With Poise" (out this March) for future shows. "With Arrows, With Poise" was recently mixed at Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany by Michael Ilbert (The Cardigans, Kent, The Hives) and mastered at historic Abbey Road Studios in London, England by Adam Nunn (Air, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, George Martin, Mogwai) as well as acclaimed Sterling Sound in New York City by Greg Calbi (Beastie boys, John Mayer, Interpol, Norah Jones).
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