The Myriad

The Myriad

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Drawing rave reviews from both fans and critics nationwide, The Myriad's music covers a diversely artistic panorama. Atmospheric, melodic strains fill lyrics of heartache, doubt, faith and romance, while epic soundtracks span thundering anthems and sincere confessions.

Biography

Drawing rave reviews from both fans and critics nationwide, The Myriad's music covers a diversely artistic panorama. Atmospheric, melodic strains fill lyrics of heartache, doubt, faith and romance, while epic soundtracks span thundering anthems and sincere confessions. The band has quickly earned a sing-along relationship with fans everywhere; a connection founded more on captivating performances than on-stage antics. Creative melodies evocative of at times Kent, at others Franz Ferdinand, are delivered with the grand musical scope of The Verve, Doves and The Who. In their quick emergence, the band has already performed with Pedro the Lion, Further Seems Forever, Blindside, Lovedrug, Mute Math, and The Beautiful Mistake.
In truth, The Myriad is as much a musical vision as it is a band. So far as traditional thinking would dictate, the band is an alarmingly democratic entity. Developed from the midnight musings of front man Jeremy Edwardson and bassist John Roger Schofield, the concept was simple and immediate: a living, breathing artistic unit that draws equally on the creative energy of all members (a model often attempted but rarely realized). Shelving other projects, the two invited Scott Davis (drums) and Jon Young (guitar) to in their ranks. Steven Tracy, already working Edwardson as a Seattle-based engineering duo of growing renown, completed the lineup.

Within months the new band had recorded and released a maxi-single for “Until We Meet Again”. Critics and fans alike were quick to affirm the band’s design in late 2002. Hailed by local press for its “absolutely beautiful melodic strains”, the debut release sold-out on the strength of consistent regional touring in the Northwest. The band’s 2003 follow-up EP Which of You led to national touring on the strength of the CMJ single “William”, and another sell-out ensued.

Through continued national touring in 2004, The Myriad began to garner interest from labels both large and small. The band ultimately chose to continue laying the foundation on the grassroots level, signing with SoCal indie Floodgate Records in early 2005. After releasing a final self-titled EP as a precursor in late-2004, the band spent the winter months crafting their full-length debut.

Produced by Aaron Marsh (Copeland), the resulting You Can’t Trust A Ladder features gorgeous vocals, spacious guitars, and rhythms spanning a variety of soundscapes akin to Elbow, Ours, and early-Radiohead. Since its release in June of 2005 the record has quickly picked up steam, with the immediate single “Perfect Obligation” already charting on various underground stations. With bands like The Killers and Coldplay already throwing open the doors to American radio, the setting is perfect for a rock band whose music has a flare for the dramatic and whose live show delivers corresponding intensity. The Myriad are poised and the buzz is growing. Stay tuned.

Discography

"You Can't Trust A Ladder" Floodgate Record (2005)
"Self-Titled" EP self-released (2004)
"Which Of You" EP self-released (2003)
"Until We Meet Again" EP self-released (2002)

Set List

varies between 30-60 minute sets