MYZICA ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM LOVE & DESIRE
OUT SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016
“LOVE & DESIRE” SONG PREMIERE VIA MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
CONFIRMED FOR FORECASTLE FESTIVAL & ADDITIONAL JULY DATES
AUGUST 30TH HOMETOWN NASHVILLE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Nashville, TN’s MYZICA – the duo of producer Micah Tawlks and singer Isaaca Byrd – have announced the forthcoming release their debut album, Love & Desire, on September 9th, 2016. The title track first single today premiered via My Old Kentucky Blog, which called out its “distinct Amy Grant meets Carly Rae Jepson sweetness” and that the band’s “sparkling with promise”; the song can also now be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/myzica/love-desire. “Love & Desire” will be released as a digital single tomorrow, July 6th.
Although written and recorded throughout 2015 and into early 2016, Love & Desire hearkens back to the sumptuous classic pop of the 1980s. Filled with soaring synths, punchy, propulsive drums, and Byrd’s honeyed vocals, the album’s 10 songs thematically tackle love in the modern age – or, perhaps what’s best described as ‘love in a time of likes.’ Love & Desire reminds, implores, and emboldens its listeners to ‘just say it’ in an era where romance can arguably feel more complicated and ephemeral than ever. The album was recorded in Tawlks’ Peptalk Studio in Nashville, with Byrd on vocals and Tawlks and Dabney Morris (Wild Cub, Tallest Trees) playing nearly every instrument, alongside assists from friends including touring guitarist Gareth Spinn. A full track listing and the “Love& Desire” single cover artwork are below.
The roots of MYZICA can be traced back to spring 2014 in the hollows of Tawlks’ basement. After a few weeks of tinkering with the bones of some new tracks, he finished what would become the band’s first song, “Ready Or Not,” during a co-writing session with singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones. He immediately turned to his longtime friend Byrd to lend her voice to the track. Three weeks later, the newly formed duo had finished three additional songs with even more written, and MYZICA was officially born. Last summer the band released their debut self-titled EP, which introduced LP tracks “Ready Or Not,” “We Started A Fire,” “Believer,” and “Wait Just A Minute.” The EP saw press from SPIN, NYLON.com (“shimmering, emotive pop music”), TEENVOGUE.com (“…locked and loaded with contagious songs brimming with creative sound” – ‘20 Emerging Artists You Should Be Listening To’), Consequence of Sound (“Duo prove that pop can thrive in their Nashville hometown”), Culture Collide, and more, while every song landed spots in multiple TV shows – including Pretty Little Liars, Scream, Awkward, and Chasing Life – and even one MARVEL film.
MYZICA, who have played shows with artists including Miike Snow and halfnoise, will perform at this year’s Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY on July 16th. They’ll also celebrate the release of Love & Desire with a hometown record release show on August 30th on the rooftop of Acme Feed and Seed. A current itinerary is below and more dates will be announced soon.
Love & Desire track listing:
- Dance Hall Blues
- We Belong Together
- Love & Desire
- Ready Or Not
- We Started A Fire
- Endless Love
- Wait Just A Minute
- Drive (The Cars cover feat. Ezra Carey)
- I Will Never
MYZICA tour dates:
JUL. 13 APPLETON, WI MILE OF MUSIC CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD
JUL. 14 MADISON, WI LAKESIDE CONCERT SERIES
JUL. 16 LOUISVILLE, KY FORECASTLE FESTIVAL (1pm, WFPK Port Stage)
AUG. 30 NASHVILLE, TN ACME FEED & SEED ROOFTOP