Before you listen to today’s GIGsoup Track of the Day i’d like to point out a few things. First of all ‘Mylets’ is in fact a moniker for Henry Kohen. This talented young man takes on the roles of several musicians at once. Using multiple guitar pedals that line the stage, Kohen also sings and lays down guitar loops while simultaneously tapping out beats on a drum machine. There are NO other musicians when you see this guy live.
When you listen to the track, below, remember that information.
Now consider this fact. Henry Kohen is 20 years old. Yes, 20! The maturity in ‘Mylets’ latest single ‘Honeypot’ is beyond his years. This is mixed-genre and edgy, and simply fucking glorious. The confidence Kohen possesses to produce a track of this quality must be off the chart.
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The good news is that theres an album on its way as well. ‘Arizona’ has been given a 20th April release date, via Sargent House.
Mylets first came to Sargent House’s attention with a series of self-released solo EPs, much of which were remastered and compiled on the label’s 2013 release Retcon. Around that time, Kohen relocated from Columbus, Indiana to Los Angeles, residing at the artist-friendly Sargent House all the while working intensively on prepping Arizona material for the studio.
In the interim, Mylets also toured extensively on different continents with And So I Watch You From Afar, TTNG and Emma Ruth Rundle. “Because of the range of time spent writing, it was very important for me to capture the concepts of creative and personal growth within the songs on the record,” Kohen says. “I recorded the album twice under very different circumstances in 2014 and on the second round of studio time, I left with a product that I felt was as true of a representation of what was initially in my head as I could have created.”
The full track-listing for ‘Arizona’ is as follows…
See ‘Mylets’ live at one of these venues…
18th April 2015 – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
19th April 2015 – Manchester, Gorilla
30th April 2015 – Bristol, Marble Factory
1st May 2015 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
2nd May 2015 – Dunkerque, Les 4 Ecluses
3rd May 2015 – Luxembourg, Den Atelier
6th May 2015 – Molenbeek Saint Jean, Vk
7th May 2015 – Rotterdam, Rotown
8th May 2015 – Eindhoven, Effenaar, Small Hall
9th May 2015 – Deventer, Burgerweeshuis
10th May 2015 – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
11th May 2015 – Clermont Ferrand, La Cooperative De Mai Club
12th May 2015 – Zurich, Dynamo
13th May 2015 – Bern, Dachstock
14th May 2015 – Geneva, Usine
15th May 2015 – Milan, Leoncavallo
16th May 2015 – Rome, TBA
17th May 2015 – Modena, La Tenda
19th May 2015 – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
20th May 2015 – Zagreb, Zedno Uho Festival
21st May 2015 – Budapest, Durer Kert
22nd May 2015 – Vienna, Arena
23rd May 2015 – Munich, Ampere
25th May 2015 – Prague, NoD Teatro
26th May 2015 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
27th May 2015 – Leipzig, Taubchental
28th May 2015 – Berlin, Bi Nuu
29th May 2015 – Hamburg, Logo
30th May 2015 – Essen, Zeche Carl
31st May 2015 – Cologne, Underground
1st June 2015 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
20-22nd August 2015 – Bristol, ArcTanGent