••• very excited to be invited to two fave fests this spring — in two of my favorite hometowns (!!) :
Bewitching and intoxicating
—New Orleans Times Picayune
Fiercely talented, elegantly skewed
—Time Out, UK
Haunting melodies, intricate metaphors and subversive subplots, a complex underground legend.
—Bitch Magazine, USA
West coast–based, new orleans–schooled, gypsy–spirited, Myshkin makes moving, experimental music out of broad empathy, sharp imagery, hypnotic rhythms and an enigmatic, unforgettable voice. Her seventh record, Myshkin's Ruby Warblers' That Diamond Lust, was five years in the making, and worth the wait. Luminous and haunting, it's a dark and delicate work of revolutionary love songs, swaying in a folk-tronic dancing dress. Myshkin collected tracks—strings beats horns & waves—from favorite collaborators in Portland and New Orleans, then put them aside for a few years while hand-building an earth-walled studio and co-founding a permaculture art farm in the Pacific Northwest. There she looked them over with a wizened eye, and stitched them into something fresh and marvelous.
Satifsfying her urge for co-creation by working in various collaborative combos, Myshkin spent the fall touring the uk with Mat Martin and europe with Kirsty McGee, and is currently busy discovering the musical gems hiding out in her new home town of joshua tree, california. ( Listen to the BBC World on 3 session from Myshkin's last uk tour here )
September saw the release of a new single. Faithless, recorded with a favorite crew of players in an experimental session at piety street studios in new orleans during Myshkin's spring tour, is a sweet taste of things to come.
photos by Elena Ray
art installation by Noah Purifoy