19 July 2012

Myrrh unleash debut LP & plot summer tour

Sub-underground duo Myrrh have been dealing their own strain of blown-out doom for a few years; calmly inducing heavy feedback & thud beatitudes armed only with drums and viola. Their heavy, stoned & repetitive / tranced instrumentals summon the corpses of Pärson Sound and Skullflower (and of course Sabbath and Earth) with nary a puff of derivative smoke. 

Comprised of Jackie Beckey (Brute Heart) and Andie Mazorol (Mother of Fire), Myrrh construct paeans around crushing  riffs and thick atmosphere. The eight untitled dirges that comprise their debut were recorded in haste, and promptly issued on cassette by Myrrh themselves. Dubs were made to order & sold at shows, long after the initial master was lost. Soft Abuse facilitated a necessary remaster and vinyl edition that peels back a layer of murk without comprising the din. Lovingly presented with an art print, poster and gratis download, the first book of Myrrh is among us. 

Pre-order the self-titled Myrrh LP here (release date is August 21)...
Since making their debut, Myrrh has expanded to a trio, with Jason Millard (Lighted) on lap steel. Myrrh are pummeling weirdos on tour now; below are the dates (all with Skoal Kodiak) - catch them in yr zone:

07/19 - Baltimore, MD - Floristree (with Speaker)
07/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio (with Alien Whale)
07/21 - Providence, RI - Bldg 16 
07/22 - somewhere in Maine..?!
07/23 - Allston, MA - Thee Bandit Ship
07/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Space 1026
07/25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Grubb's Metal Shop
07/26 - Chicago, IL - Reversible Eye Gallery (with Mayor Daley - LP release gig)
07/27 - Milwaukee, WI - Impala Bar (with Didier and DJstacian)
07/28 - Minneapolis, MN - Palmer's Bar

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