Mind-Bending, Mushroom-Inspired Band Myco Releasing Self-Titled Debut

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Four-piece psychedelic outfit Myco has released its self-titled debut EP today, for purchase via bitcoin on OpenBazaar.com and through Bandcamp as a 12” vinyl album, CD and digital download. Myco will also be streaming on SoundCloud and YouTube. This breakthrough release will be celebrated with a series of shows in the Kansas City area in October and November 2016. https://mycoband.bandcamp.com/

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Contact: Kyle Henry at mycoband@gmail.com

Mind-Bending, Mushroom-Inspired Band Myco Releasing Self-Titled Debut.

Four-piece psychedelic outfit Myco has released its self-titled debut EP today, for purchase via bitcoin on OpenBazaar.com and through Bandcamp as a 12” vinyl album, CD and digital download. Myco will also be streaming on SoundCloud and YouTube. This breakthrough release will be celebrated with a series of shows in the Kansas City area in October and November 2016.

Myco is a collection of five tracks that illustrate the power of the human mind and showcase psychedelic music trailblazer Henry’s skills as a songwriter and composer. His skills as a multi-instrumentalist shine in each song; he brings out and balances the distinctive and powerful musical voices of bass, piano, guitar and vocals through crafty melodic, harmonic and rhythmic interplay. The album strongly reflects the strengths of Myco’s inspirations, which include ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s prog rock and artists like Pink Floyd, The Doors, ELO, Alan Parsons, Frank Zappa and David Bowie. Myco features a combination of instrumentals and songs with lyrics that highlight perspectives on life, love, enhanced experiences and the joy of letting go.

Myco’s stand-out track “Myceliated” provides insight into the psychedelic experience and was previously released as a single. It encapsulates elements of the band’s central message, that science, spirituality, technology, freedom, everything is interconnected and that decentralization can end the state and wars: “War plane flies to save our lives/Don’t believe these lies/Decentralize.”

Crafty Kansas City, MO-based trio Myco reinvents mind-bending music that swirls together dynamic textures of rock and electronic into a brand-new sound that invites listeners to trip through the stimulating and limitless depths of the human imagination. Keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and psychedelic visionary Kyle Henry crafts clever lyrics inspired by his own trips through the world of magic mushrooms. He illustrates his personal experiences and explores themes of science, philosophy and spirituality with the help of drummer Andrew MacIntyre, guitarist Jesse Rodriguez and bass guitarist Cory Yeager. Marked by vivid keyboard melodies, infectious guitar hooks and intoxicating grooves, Myco’s intricate recordings show the band’s obsession with fine detail and passion for experimenting with different styles and genres, including psychedelic rock, electronica, new wave, metal and jazz. The band’s live performances are a funk-filled, groovy thrill-ride into its soul, a personal invitation to escape from the world into a bold and expressive alternate universe.

The idea for Myco hit lifelong musician and creator Henry in his late teens and early 20s. Moved by the cerebral and vibrant ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s prog and experimental rock, he began writing songs and playing in a variety of bands while expanding the limits of his own consciousness through the use of psychedelics. Henry’s experiences helped shape his life philosophies and principles, rooted in the idea that everything is interconnected. Ever curious about science and nature, his exploration of psilocybin mushrooms also sparked a fascination with mycology and the idea that fungi are decentralized organisms. As he dove deeper into the music industry, he started to explore bitcoin and blockchain technology, which to him represented the key to living in a free, interconnected society. Henry soon decided to launch Myco, calling on the talents of his long-time, like-minded friend and musical collaborator MacIntyre. The two invited Rodriguez and then Yeager into the fold to play guitar and bass and to take the sound to a new level.

Now, Myco’s mission is to create music that expresses the psychedelic dream of life while spreading the larger message of freedom through decentralization.

For more information about Myco and upcoming performances, visit the band at https://mycoband.bandcamp.com. The album is purchasable with bitcoin on OpenBazaar (https://duosear.ch/@MycoBand) and available for download, 12” vinyl and CD on Bandcamp (https://mycoband.bandcamp.com). It can also be streamed on Spotify (spotify:album:5vM7XHuOimE1ieOrYBVkcC) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmC8t1vRFlrJP4EJ7hzvNpQ) and SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/mycoband).

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