Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Artist of the Day: Mylets
Currently on tour with And So I Watch You From Afar and TTNG, Mylets opens the show every night with an absolutely mind-blowing set of tight, one-man virtuosity, ranging from lush, simulated full-band cuts like "Seven Diamonds Plus One," to the vocally intense, but somehow still beautiful pieces like "Hungover Tehran." In "Ampersand," Kohen traverses the greatest distances across the musical landscape, beginning with a lone guitar loop that grows into a catchy passage of rhythmic glory, until it descends to a single riff once more. The song concludes with percussion, guitar, keys and perfection, definitively proving that Kohen can easily steer the ship himself, which, coincidentally, is no longer simply a one-man operation. The other members are just on the other side of the stage now, and there are thousands of them, and counting.