For those of you that have been living in Denver for a minute, you may remember Wymond Miles from his days of working at Twist & Shout. Miles is a member of psych-jammers the Fresh & Onlys, but on this go around, he has decided to go at it alone. It appears that WM is searching for meaning in life with the release of his solo EP, “Earth Has Doors,” which sounds like a chapter in a L. Ron Hubbard book. Reverb caught up with Miles to gab about what’s good and his future work.
TT: What prompted the solo EP?
WM: I’ve been talking with Sacred Bones about doing this for years now, timing was just never right and I’d been too busy with other aspects of my life to see it through. The EP is older songs that I had to get off my chest in order to move forward with the LP. Thematically they just fit together in a concise way. The full length coming out later this year is much more stripped down and spontaneous than the EP.
TT: What kind of touring/promotion are you doing for the new release?
WM: I’ll be at SXSW doing the Sacred Bones showcase, possibly some other dates around that. I’ll be touring behind the LP later in the year.
TT: Where are you guys with the upcoming Fresh & Onlys record?
WM: It’s pretty much complete. We’re remixing a few songs now and tying up artwork. It’s gonna be a beast.
Watch Bad Weather California’s video for “I’ll Reach Out My Hand”
The forthcoming album from Bad Weather California, “Sunkissed,” is scheduled to be released Feb. 21 via Akron Family’s Family Tree Records. Relix premiered a new video for the track “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” that was partially recorded at the Brass Tree house. Look out for the band’s album release party at Hi-Dive on Feb. 18.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club on Daytrotter
There are several items that being a citizen of Denver should consist of: outdoor activities, Sweet Action, Colorado Rockies day games and catching Slim Cessna’s Auto Club live. The band is a true Denver treasure that was captured live in studio with the good folk over at the Daytrotter studios that you can check out here.
Faceman + Dirty Dozen Brass Band + puppets
Yes, in that order. Late last year, Faceman and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band hooked up for some stage time and the result is the single, “Need,” with accompanying video by director Drew Zimmerman. The track appears on the upcoming album that also boasts a helping hand from the Knew’s Tyler Breuer on the track “FullMetalJacket.”
King Mob Young Pharaohs to join Chill Mega Chill
King Mob’s life was a short one, however, the project gave way to a new endeavor in the form of Young Pharaohs. Check out their first single, “Mr. 100,” from their unnamed release via the Chill Mega Chill crew. In more pressing matters, just HOW chill are the guys from Chill Mega Chill?
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.