Martyr Your Muses
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Martyr Your Muses

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States | SELF

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock

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First EP Album "Prey Before the Alters" released February 2010.
Original Tracks Include:
1. Daemons
2. In Moderation**
3. In The End
4. Anger Management
5. Here 'Til The End
6. Prey Before The Alters

**RadioPlay on the "Homegrown Show" via station 106.9 FM Macon, GA 2010.

"Dear God" (demo) released December 2010.

"Sleep Tight" (demo) released January 2011.

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“I want to know that I’m alive before I die.” If we’re honest with ourselves, don’t we all? This honesty and boldness is not confined simply to the lyrics. It permeates every aspect of the music and conveys itself even on stage. Self-described as an alternative/indie rock band, Martyr Your Muses was formed in 2009 in Milledgeville, GA. Wasting no time, they self-released their debut EP, Prey Before the Alters, in 2010.

While it is easy to hear the musical influences of Martyr Your Muses, they smoothly unify them to create something altogether new. Citing influences from punk and indie to classic rock and folk, one can actually hear each of these diverse genres being thrown into an industrial-sized blender, pureed, and strained through the band’s collective mind to be molded once again into music.

With lyrics that deal with gritty subject matter, at times seeming confessional (“While everybody's got to battle their demons, I tend to lose to mine”), the diverse and dynamic nature of the music is able to be more fully explored. Unafraid to put the emotion needed for such lyrics behind the vocals, frontman Jake Johnson sings of the darker side of the human experience with an urgency that demands recognition (“There’s a great big voice inside my head/ That says you won’t be free until the day you’re dead/ Because you can’t be a slave if you don’t exist”). Despite this, however, Martyr Your Muses is far removed from being overwhelmingly dreary or bleak. The vocal melodies are singable and catchy, sometimes with a light and lifting rhythm, while still holding onto sincerity and inviting you to do the same.

-Chris McKenzie