News & Updates
NO DEPRESSION Music Blog Covers "On Your Mark" Single Release!
We're very excited about the upcoming show at Brooklyn Bowl TOMORROW, where we'll be celebrating a single release of "On Your Mark", Ms. Molly's Birthday, and Musket's first time playing at Brooklyn Bowl, with our friend Deb Oh & The Cavaliers.
Check out this review of "On Your Mark" from NO DEPRESSION:
Today, Miko & The Musket premiere their new single, "On Your Mark." Taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP, due for release this September, the single is an infectious combination of jazz infused indie-folk, with a subtle R&B undertones. The track kicks off with a vintage rock guitar riff, and we are shortly greeted by frontman, Miko's spirited voice that has the soothing buttery undertones of a hip hop artist. Already- it's becoming hard for me to pin point one overarching genre of Miko & The Musket. But, then again, coming to a fluent and coherent sound by a band comprised of seven, very different musicians is no easy task. It seems though that front man Miko has really come to in his role for this second release. With the track constantly changing and taking us on a journey that perfectly showcases each individual member, it never seems disjointed or removed from where it first began. The track teeters off into a soft, acapella bridge, building up to a climactic and perfectly emphatic rocked out finish that is impossible to ignore.The track is the first to come off their new self-titled release, and is a notable step forward for the band. While we can still hear the blissful folk roots that were so apparent on their previous, The Georgia Sessions EP, "On Your Mark" is a nod to the new found influences of the seven piece, and their willingness to explore them. “This whole song really is pure Miko and the Musket,” muses guitarist Mike Steinmetz. And after hearing "On Your Mark," I think we can all agree that's something we want to hear more of.Miko & The Musket are playing Brooklyn Bowl, this Wednesday, July 31st at 9pm.
See you guys tomorrow!
EP UPDATE: FINISHED! READY FOR RELEASE!
It is finished! Miko & The Musket's 2nd EP, which is still waiting for that right name, is recorded, mixed, and mastered. We're so grateful for all the support from friends, family, and partners for making this all happen. We'll be releasing details soon as to when the EP will release, and when we'll be holding the EP release show to celebrate the occassion with all who can join us.
Best way to get your updates is to check out our newly furnished Facebook page and give us that "Like", so you can just sit back and let those updates come to you!
EP UPDATE: DONE IN THE STUDIO! ALMOST FINISHED!
6 songs in 5 days. It was crazy, challenging, but oh so very worth it! We're very excited to report that we have finished recording our 5 song untitled EP and upcoming single "Left to Say." We'll be going down to Atlanta to Eldest Only Productions to finish mixing and mastering all the songs, so this little baby of ours is due any day now! Stay tuned for more updates on release date, album release show, and more!
We also want to give a shout out to Sweet Sounds Studios in Soho, NY, where we recorded this project. They have an amazing, intimate facility, and they couldn't have been any better to us. Check out this link to SonicScoop's monthly report that metioned Miko & The Musket and Sweet Sounds!
~ Much love ~
MIKO & THE MUSKET @ WORLD CAFE LIVE! (PHILADELPHIA) MARCH 27, 2013
Calling all Philadelphians! Miko & The Musket will be joining a number of great music acts for THE HYPE! PRESENTS series at World Cafe Live! We go on at 8pm, so come and get there early! Tickets are $9, food and beverages are also available.
MIKO & THE MUSKET @ BOWERY ELECTRIC (FEB 13TH)
Happy New Year!
Come check Miko & the Musket out at Bowery Electric on Wednesday Feb. 13th at 11 pm
We are celebrating the return of the master himself Miko De Leon after hiking through the jungles of the Philippines for the holidays!
Its going to be a great night and we are playing right after a super funny group called Summer and Eve!
This is 2 days before we go back into the studio to record our next EP so come dance, drink, hug Miko, and kiss Molly Mcadoo!
M&TM at Goodbye Blue Monday on Saturday, Nov. 17th
Our first time in this intimate Brooklyn space, and we're real excited to be trying out some new stuff! Show starts at 10pm, hope to see you there!
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11221
THE AMPERSAND SHOW: Miko & The Musket with Nick Blaemire & The Hustle @ The Knitting Factory (10/10/12)
We are very excited to be sharing a bill with the very talented Nick Blaemire & The Hustle at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Click on the link below to check out the Knitting Factory and to purchase your tiks, only $10 for the whole show. Door opens at 7:30. Bring your friends and party up with us!
BARCODE + M&TM at BOWERY ELECTRIC, OCTOBER 2ND 10PM
We'll be playing a guest set after a new rock musical called Barcode, which features our very own Molly McAdoo on the stage. Check out the show at 7pm, and Musket will be playing at 10pm.
Check out the Bowery Electric site for more info: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/?m=20121002&cat=6
AUGUST 10TH, 8PM, ARS NOVA - 54/10 MUSIC MARATHON, WITH OUR FRIENDS MIKE BRUN & SHAINA TAUB!
We are stoked to be playing our first show at Ars Nova with our awesome friends Mike Brun & Shaina Taub, who will be performing their own sets starting at 8pm. Go to this link and buy your tickets before August 1st to get a special discount! http://arsnovanyc.com/5410/shows/miko-and-the-musket/
JULY 31ST, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (CT), 8PM, FREE
Connecticut! Here we come! All ages are welcome. Bring food, drinks, blankets, and let's party!!!
40 Jesup Road, Westport, Connecticut
7/21/12 ARLENE'S GROCERY (9:30PM) - WITH SPECIAL GUEST JUSTIN BARON
7/15/12 MONKEY HOUSE IN BURLINGTON, VT (10PM) $5 COVER
7/14/12 RADIO BEAN in Burlington, VT (10pm)
7/6/12 LIVE AT JOE'S PUB (9:3OPM)
We're very honored and excited to be opening for D&M on their first show of their 2012 North American Summer Tour. Tickets are $15, grab yours now!
We're back y'all, and we're ready to party. Check out our upcoming shows for the month of July!