B-Sides: Myths

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MYTHS is a band that makes me like living in Vancouver. Nicknamed No Fun City due to the near extinction of live music venues, post-Olympic broken promises of affordable housing by municipal government, and recently rated the most expensive city in North America...there is, well, a lot to dislike about Vancouver (sigh, I miss Portland). Well known for producing hook-soaked indie pop (double sigh), Vancouver's scrappier self-made experimental music community has crowned Lief Hall and Quinne Rodgers our queens.  

Since forming in 2010, the women of MYTHS have written and produced a live electronic opera, The Golden Dawn, (best described using a long line of exclamation points), released a seven-track self-titled album, and co-directed the video below that would make Planningtorock proud.  

WARNING: Video may not be safe for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.


The electroccult duo's live sets are like handmade multimedia worlds—expect synths, blacklit paper mache forests, interpretive dance, kaleidoscopic costumes, and animation; but mostly, to be smashed to smithereens by Hall and Rodgers' vocal (dis)harmonies. In September, MYTHS will be kicking off a US/Canada tour with Grimes and Elite Gymnastics. Go!!!!!!!!!

♡♡♡The Mythical Gymnastics Tour♡♡♡ 

September 20th / Montreal, QC – POP Montreal, Club Soda
September 21st / Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
September 25th / Hudson, NY – Basilica Hudson
September 26th / Boston, MA – Paradise
September 27th / Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
September 28th / Baltimore, MD – The Coward Shoe
September 29th / Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
October 1st / Atlanta, GA – The Basement
October 2nd / Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
October 3rd / Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
October 5th / Dallas, TX – INDEX Festival @ Trees
October 6th / Austin, TX – Emo's East
October 8th / Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
October 9th / Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
October 10th / Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
October 11th / San Diego, CA – Porters Pub
October 15th / Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
October 16th / Seattle, WA – Neumos
October 17th / Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
October 19th / Calgary, Alberta – Saits The Gateway
October 20th / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Louis Pub
October 21st / Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
October 22nd / Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
October 23rd / Chicago, IL – Metro
October 25th / Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 26th / New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 27th / New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 28th / Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Previously: Waxahatchee for the Changing Seasons, In Defense of New Jersey, Screaming Females

by Mel Mundell
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