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Long Island, NY's Myriad totally slipped by my radar, but they seem new enough to forgive my nearsightedness.

The band seems to vaguely claim At the Drive-In and Cursive as influences and that's a likely reality. While pretty raw and underproduced, their three-song demo here shows a ton of promise despite a lot of obvious similarities with the Sirens era of their fellow LIers, On the Might of Princes. Granted, Myriad aren't nearly as accomplished, but they share a lot of the same traits. They have a keen ear for flying delicate but bizarre, melancholic instrumental passages through the speakers, at one point sauntering with them before abruptly breaking into an up-tempo, anguished roll, as in "Forced Armory," whose intro actually recalls Thursday's Full Collapse. Otherwise, there's a song like the math-y "Semantics and Pressures," which drags by with squealing guitars, Midwest sincerity and a buildup into angsty screams that somehow completely avoid being forced (sort of like, well, OTMOP).

The important word to mention here is potential. Likely being the first three songs Myriad have ever laid to tape, they have it in spades. They've got some excellent influences and (slightly elder and/or defunct) peers they're taking the right nods from, and all they need is time and songwriting development. The next thing we know, we'll have an indie-post-hardcore powerhouse on our hands. - Brain


Currently promoting a three song demo recorded in april of 2007.



Myriad was formed in late 2005 by guitarist Ben Yazak, drummer, John Schott, and bassist Tyler Baird. After writing a couple of songs we realized something needed to be added. Shortly after the decision we added vocalist/guitar player Corey Staab. Throughout the year, all of our primary bands fell through and in late 2006 Myriad was in full effect. Throughout the year we played a handful of shows all over long island including Emergenza Fest where we competed against nearly 8000 other bands from around the world. We advanced to the Semi-finals but due to our drummers arm condition we were forced to cancel. We continued writing constantly then brought the material to the studio in April 2007 where we recorded with Ian Love from the band Rival Schools. Once we released this material we could see the progression of the band. got a hold of our songs and said “They have a keen ear for flying delicate but bizarre, melancholic instrumental passages through the speakers” and “The next thing we know, we'll have an Indie-post-hardcore powerhouse on our hands”. Listeners compare us to bands such as At the Drive-In, Cursive, Thursday, and On the Might of Princes.