The Myrrors

It’s Friday. Here’s some psychedelic acid-rock for you to end the week with, courtesy of The Myrrors.

We discovered this hypnotic track, with the help of YouTube, during a recent chatroom appeal for new music to listen to, and it proved to be a favourite. Do let us know what you think of it.

Their one and only recording so far, a five-track EP entitled Burning Circles In the Sky, was released in November 2012.

They are from Phoenix, Arizona: Nik Rayne on guitar, sitar and vocals; Cesar Alatorre-Mena on guitar; Christopher Safi on bass; and Grant Beyshau on drums and percussion.

Good luck to them.

You can find The Myrrors, as so many like to these days, on Facebook, and if you do, you’ll see they’ve also got the trippy artwork which complements their sound perfectly; I know that some readers will appreciate that welcome throwback to late-Sixties and early-Seventies counter-culture.

If you’ve a suggestion for something new and interesting to listen to, don’t keep it to yourself. We’d love to know what you’re currently enjoying because, chances are, somewhere there’s an Irregular who will also enjoy it. And Lord knows there’s an awful lot of rubbish saturating our televisions and radios. Sometimes we all need a helping hand, to switch off whatever we’re mindlessly tolerating and direct us towards something better.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Rock on.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

48 thoughts on “The Myrrors”

  1. … great song, thanks for the tip FEd!

    Have a great weekend, too! I’ll be satisfied enough if the bloody rain comes to a stop…

    Taki

    1. … I’d bought the album back in May and a couple of days ago I got an e-mail informing me that The Myrrors published another two songs: Ramona Parra b​/​w Nobody’s Children

      You can listen to them for free or buy them (which is what I did, since I like them, too).

      Regards,

      Taki

      PS. I was rather amused to see that they also offer a cassette. Real vintage stuff. 😀

      1. I’m glad that you like them as much as I do, Taki. Thanks for sharing.

        I’ll do another blog post next week about another up-and-coming band, and hope we can all find something new to enjoy this way.

  2. … Facebook seems to get more and more obligatory. 🙁 I wonder how small the minority of those who don’t use it, is…

    Where have the good times gone, when artists used their own websites as their primary representation in the net? Now everyone has to be everyone else’s friend…

    Taki

    1. I’m happy to be in that small minority with you, Taki. As much as I personally dislike the whole idea of it and share your disappointment, I guess Facebook makes it easy for people to have a website, of sorts, without having to make any real effort or incur any expense. I still don’t like it, though.

  3. I really enjoyed the tune on your blog FEd. They have a very good sound. I have always liked the 1960’s style. It is hypontic; reminds me a bit of the middle eastern belly dancing sound.

  4. What you mentioned Taki about having to “friend” on Facebook is a grave concern.

    See how helpful this blog is. Thank you FEd and Taki.

  5. Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart’s new album “SEESAW” is first class…well worth a listen…also about to purchase Black Star Riders’ first album…this is the remaining members of Thin Lizzy’s new band…cheers!

    1. Cheers for that, Paul. Also for recommending Don Felder’s new one, Road To Forever, on Twitter (which I haven’t listened to yet, but definitely will).

      Pavlov saw Joe Bonamassa the other week, by the way.

    2. Been at off-site meetings for a few days so haven’t had a chance to check in but am thrilled to be back just in time for chat. I remember with great fondness that day in the chatroom :)) — I ventured to far-away places for a few moments when I stumbled upon a long forgotten track by Funkadelic – Maggot Brain with a mind-bending/gut-wrenching showcase by Eddie Hazel. Can’t remember off-hand whether it’s been shared on the blog.

      Joe Bonamassa is a guitar force to be reckoned with and my gut tells me he will go down in the history books as one of the blues greats although he is far more versatile than just straight up blues. You’re right Paul, Seesaw is indeed A-1 … I especially like their interpretation of Strange Fruit – just brilliant.

      Will come back with more after I’ve “settled” back in to routine …

    3. I’ve also become a Joe Bonamassa fan. 🙂

      I haven’t got Seesaw yet, I am looking forward to hearing it, I loved his previous album with Beth Hart right from the first track. I saw her on tour recently. What a voice.

      It may be it’s just me who remembers a familiarity to something, the album cover for Seesaw reminds me of something. To do with Hendrix? Maybe? Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Or is my mind going? :))

      I’ve been reading things about Black Star Riders, Paul. 🙂 Will have to give them a listen.

      ash

  6. I’ve been waiting for this post … I’ve kept a list. 🙂

    Over the years, I’ve come across a lot of music through this blog that I had neglected, dismissed or simply been unaware of. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, of course, because we are nothing if not a bunch of music fans with a common interest and presumably mutually compatible, if not entirely overlapping, tastes. I would even include some of the Gilmourettes who are primarily interested in David’s blue eyes and shirtless torso (c. 1972) in that… (only joking ladies …)

    In that recent sequence of chat sessions I found a whole genre that I was not really aware of … broadly labelled as Stoner rock, which picks up the baton from psychedelic, progressive and early metal and projects it into the 21st Century. It seems an obvious fit for Floyd fans. Funnily enough, the album artworks are all coming from much the same place.

    So onto that list… easily found on YouTube, which does a good job of “suggesting” further listening …

    Stoned Jesus – ‘Black Word’
    Egypt – ‘Valley of the Kings’
    Samsara Blues Experiment – ‘Centre of the Sun’
    The Machine -‘Moons of Neptune’
    Hellbender -‘The Ballad of Gray Ivers’
    Kyuss -‘One Inch Man’
    Black Pyramid -‘Cauldron Born’

    All good stuff, although lyrics somewhat secondary.

    1. Egypt – ‘Valley of the Kings’

      I’d forgotten that one. Thanks, Tim. We must do it again soon.

  7. just want to make a comment in defense of Facebook , it is all well and good if your friends live in the same country you do . mine don’t . the majority of my Facebook friends i have met in reality , at music gigs or elsewhere. it is a great way to keep in touch although the people who run Facebook should now stop making annoying changes to the site .

    i know some of you will turn around and say ‘what about e-mail?’. mine seems to be on the blink at the moment !

    back on topic , what an interesting track .

    cheers
    Linda

    1. Thanks, Linda. Long time, no see. I hope you’re keeping well.

      Of course you’re right about how very useful Facebook can be. I just prefer Twitter personally and think that, for musicians or others who need an online presence, it’s a shame they don’t always have their people produce more official-looking websites instead (or as well as) and keep them updated regularly. But things move on and that’s usually a good thing. Let’s not forget how awful MySpace used to look, some say still looks, for example (or this blog, for that matter).

    2. FEd, don’t be so self-deprecating. The Blog is an oasis of clarity.

      Whilst time and tide waits for no man, change is good, as long as it is to improve on what went before.

      Are you getting twitchy to tweak?

      1. Are you getting twitchy to tweak?

        Oh no, not at all. I like the look of it more now than ever.

        Cheers, Ken.

  8. Hey guys, I recently had the good fortune to listen to ‘On An Island’ and having never been into Floyd in the past (sorry) I think I’ll give them a listen. On An Island is brilliant.

    Anyway, wanted to recommend a band to check out. They are called Resistencia Suburbana, they are from Argentina and they are a reggae group. If you speak Spanish/Portugese well done, I don’t but I really like their style. It seems all of their music is on YouTube, check ’em out. I hope they bring you as much joy as they have brought me!

  9. Worthy of exploration in my view … Fields of the Nephilim: Love Under Will, Moonchild, Preacher Man are just a few personal favourites.

  10. I’m getting some fantastic Floyd photos from Pink Floyd Music on Facebook. I would love to have some on my wall, great works of art.

    I have been playing Chris Rea – New Light Through Old Windows over and over in the car on my travels round Cumbria.

    We are off to Menorca next week for some well earned R&R.

    Regards Damian.

  11. Myrrors sounds a little bit like the Velvet Underground and old Roxy Music. What do you think Fed?

    Take Care, Thomas

    1. Have to agree as well Thomas – specifically the intro to Sentimental Fool on Roxy Music’s Siren (one of my favourite Roxy Music albums).

    1. … a notable mention towards the end of the article.

      Speaking of Blues and David Gilmour… Not sure if it’s an official video, but… Wow!

      1. It is. It’s part of a short and rather dark VHS release entitled Les Paul and Friends: He Changed The Music, recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in August 1988. The other highlight is Eddie Van Halen.

  12. Bless my son, he still can’t keep a secret! He had a very nice windfall and guess what was the first thing he did with part of it? He ordered me the Dark Side of the Moon Immersion set and it will be here any day. When I asked him why he did it, his only reply was that he loves me and wanted to see me smile.

    Ahh, it’s so nice to share good news for a change!

    1. What a strange choice of name. Obviously I’m missing the joke… It is a joke, right? Please say that it is.

    2. I call myself the New Robert Redford but it ain’t made me the Sundance Kid …

    3. But, don’t you just love their choice of album titles?

      Here and here, for example… :))

      Now, who will be brave (crazy?) enough to listen to their 19+12+22=53 tracks? Not me. 😉

    4. … at least their website is a joke…

      But at least it’s not a Facebook page, Taki! 😛

  13. Anybody that’s into a bit of laid back singer/songwriter type material should check out Declan Sinnott “I Love the Noise It Makes”…not long released.

    Declan is Christy Moore’s guitar player and they also do a mean Shine On You Crazy Diamond as well on one of Christy’s albums…beautiful playing and singing!!

  14. Myrrors is a Pink Floyd copy, that’s in my opinion… and a bad copy.

  15. …they also do a mean Shine On You Crazy Diamond…

    That gave me goosebumps Paul!

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