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The Myrrors
The Myrrors

Background information
Origin Tucson, Arizona
Genres Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Experimental Rock, Desert Rock
Years active 2007 - 2009
2013 - Present
Labels Strange Design, Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Fuzz Club
Associated acts Curved Entrances, Dream Sick, The Night Collectors, Birth
Website The Myrrors on Facebook

The Myrrors are an experimental/psychedelic band based out of Arizona. A project of one Nik Rayne, this band formed from 2007 - 2009 and then re-forming in 2013, The Myrrors have released five studio albums among a wide range of other releases, exploring an array of free-form and eccentric sounds.

HistoryEdit

The Myrrors formed in early 2007. Originally consisting of Nik Rayne on vocals and guitar, Claira Safi on bass, and Grant Beyschau on drums, they eventually recorded the album "Burning Circles in the Sky," released independently in a run of fifty screen-printed CDs. Rhythm guitarist Cesar Alatorre-Mena joined not long after. The band largely performed in Arizona for their initial run before disbanding in 2009.[1][2]

The Myrrors would re-form in 2013 with Nik Rayne, Grant Beyschau, Eco Retraso and Joe Dains. The band's earliest known show back would be on 2 March 2013 supporting Plastic Crimewave Sound.[3] Throughout the year with a rotating cast of backing musicians the band would release several EPs and singles in Solar Collector, Loose Leaves, Ramon's Parra and Comrades / Storm Mills, often with DIY packaging and in extremely limited quantities. The band performed sporadically through 2014 including two shows with Kikagaku Moyo.[4]

Their second proper studio album, Arena Negra, was released circa 24 March 2015 on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, a year which saw the addition of bassist Cody Schwartz, violist Miguel Urbina, and second guitarist Connor Gallaher, as well as a shift in the band's sound towards heavier, more experimental compositions. The band would tour the Southwest United States surrounding an appearance at Levitation Festival and then throughout Europe in the Fall, closing out the year with a gig supporting Nik Turner of Hawkwind notoriety.[5] Two more albums would follow in the next two years: Entranced Earth (27 May 2016) and Hasta La Victoria (30 June 2017). The band would freely explore a wide range of psychedelic sounds, gaining more buzz with each album and prolific release. The band would make an appearance at the 2017 edition of Desert Daze Festival.

Following a six week tour of Europe to support the two latest albums, a fifth album would follow in Borderlands, released on 17 August 2018 and attaining positive reception. The band would tour again the next August, mainly through the Netherlands.

MembersEdit

Current LineupEdit

  • Nik Rayne - Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals (2007 - 2009, 2013 - Present)
  • Grant Beyschau - Drums, Bass, Saxophone (2007 - 2009, 2013 - Present)
  • Miguel Urbina - Viola (2015 - Present)
  • Connor Gallaher - Guitars, Loops, Backing Vocals (2015 - Present)
  • Kellen Fortier - Bass (2015 - Present)

Past MembersEdit

  • Claira Safi - Bass (2007 - 2009)
  • Cesar Alatorre-Mena - Guitar, Djembe, Percussion (2007 - 2009)
  • Eco Retraso - Organ (2013 - 2016)
  • Joe Dains - Drums (2013 - 2015)
  • Cody Schwartz - Bass (2015)

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

  • Burning Circles In The Sky (2008, Strange Design Records)
  • Arena Negra (2015, Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
  • Entranced Earth (2016, Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
  • Hasta La Victoria (2017, Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
  • Borderlands (2018, Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Other ReleasesEdit

  • Solar Collector (Extended Play) (2013, Strange Design Records)
  • Loose Leaves (Extended Play) (2013, Strange Design Records)
  • Ramona Parra b​/w​ Nobody's Children (Single) (2013, Strange Design)
  • Comrades / Storm Mills (7" Single) (2015, Fuzz Club)
  • Funeral Ark / Behind All Evil Is A Black Hole (Split with Cult of Dom Keller) (2015, Fuzz Club)
  • Southwest Tour (EP) (2015, Fuzz Club)
  • Semillas Sembradas (7" Single) (2016, Optical Sounds Fanzine)
  • Wood Smoke Corona / Super Touchy (Split 7" with Strange Collective) (2016, God Unknown)
  • Archives, Vol. I: Lunar Halo (Extended Play) (2017, Cardinal Fuzz, Sky Lantern, Organic Music Society)
  • Archives, Vol. II: Live Roughs (7" Single) (2017, Organic Music Society)
  • Ljudkamrater (Split Album with Centralstödet) (2017, Cardinal Fuzz, Sky Lantern)
  • Fuzz Club Sessions (Live Album) (2018, Fuzz Club)
  • Black Sand: Live In London (Live Album) (2019, Fuzz Club Records)

ToursEdit

  • Arena Negra Southwest Tour (2015)[6]
  • Fuzz Club Records 2015 European Tour (2015)[7][8]
  • 2018 European Tour (2018)[9]
  • Summer in the North August 2019 Tour (2019)[10][11]

External LinksEdit

References Edit

  1. Last.fm
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  3. The Myrrors Facebook
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  10. Last.fm
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