“There are some artists who linger in one particular vein of music for their entire career, maintaining a holding position while doling out the same noise song after song. There are some, however, who work within a broader musical landscape while also focusing on the detailed wonder within their chosen aesthetic. Chattanooga natives Mythical Motors exist in that foggy grey area between the borders of a handful of different sounds. Their work is characterized by a lo-fi garage pop vibe that feels instantly familiar but which reveals significant spectacle the longer you listen.
Drawing influences from bands such as Guided By Voices, The Bats, Wire, R.E.M, Superchunk, Bevis Frond and the expansive Elephant 6 Collective, the band weaves a wide net of surrealistic lyrical narratives. Incorporating bits of jangle pop, post-punk, psychedelic folk, and even some hints of progressive rock, Mythical Motors combine these influences to create a swirling and mesmeric array of sounds and textures. Over the past few years, they have released albums on Happy Happy Birthday To Me, Fall Break Records, Painted Blonde, Don’t Guitar Records and Lo-Fi City.
Formed in 2006, the band has shared the stage with artists like Jonathan Richman, Times New Viking, Bill Fox, Wussy, Small Reactions, Casper & The Cookies, Timmy & The Tumblers, Eureka California, Frontier Folk Nebraska, and Poison Control Center. They were also a part of the incredible 2016 lineup of the Athens Pop Fest, and played on a bill that included Elf Power and Robert Schneider of The Apples In Stereo. The band has taken these experiences and used them to further sharpen their own distinct identity and aesthetic.
-Bio by Joshua Pickard”
In the past, we have covered an article about Mythical Motors, a talented artist who has just released a new single. If you’re a fan of their music, I recommend checking out the review. Mythical Motors is known for its jangly, psychedelic fuzzy power pop that is sure to bring back feelings of nostalgia. This prolific artist is back at it again, creating new and exciting music. Their upcoming album, set to be released later this year on the Repeating Cloud label, promises to deliver even more of their signature sound. I’m excited to share a sneak peek of what’s to come with you.
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