Miko and The Musket to Play Rockwood Music Hall Tomorrow
Up and coming New York seven piece, Miko and The Musket are gearing up to release their forthcoming self-titled EP later this summer, but this Saturday, they'll be bringing their emphatic and energetic live show to Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 2 at 9:30 pm.
Miko and The Musket's sound is a hard one to describe. But, in their defense, juggling the influences of seven very different and very unique musicians is no easy task. Their new self-titled EP is a demonstration of how seven musicians, all of whom draw influences from genres as disparate and opposite as folk and R&B, might come to a common musical agreement. Not that you could really call it common.
Due for release this coming September, the self-titled EP is a journey into the world that is, Miko and The Musket. Fronted by principal songwriter, Miko de Leon, and comprised of Mike Steinmetz (lead guitar), Peter Longofono (bass), Brandon Ellis (Cello), Chris Kinlow (drums/percussion), Molly McAdoo (vocals), and Lannon Killea (vocals), the EP displays how the septet have found a way to incorporate a variety of musical nuances into a single collaborative outfit. "A fusion of Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire & The Polyphonic Spree," is Miko's response to the penultimate band question,what do you sound like?
In conjunction with Miko and The Musket's impressive, sophomore release, the seven-piece will be squeezing into a van and hitting the road on an extensive tour later this summer. With a sound so big, it can only be translated into a hypnotic and colourful live show.