Respect peoples’ opinions with humble skepticism.
For over a year, we’ve been exercising Music You Can Swim To for ourselves, drip-feeding it through our still breathing art blog – no social media, no gimmicks, no “Like”’s – just a total balls in the wind passion project. However, with an initial release marking a transitional point in our development, we want to connect with the community wherever and however we can. This first official self-titled EP is the introduction of MYCST and its philosophies into the music community.
Without the headaches and unnecessary hassle of traditional recording styles, this EP is full of all of those raw, sincere imperfections and hazy moments of the creative process. Each piece represents our passion for capturing what is real. We embrace spontaneity, but also appreciate refinement – a healthy balance of suffering and wonder.
Our campaign philosophy; be real and be simple. Understand that maybe it’ll be shared, and maybe it won’t – with absolutely no expectations.
This EP was inspired by learning from your roots, your mistakes and the conscious yet unconscious feelings where humans begin to experience wonder. At this crux is where you find the animal side of your mind. Instinct is everywhere.
Submerge yourself and get lost trying to find it.
barely exist (live in the living room)
a nice piece for you to zen out to.
Thank you, Shawn Sommer, for sharing your angry bass skills in this collaborative piece.
happy and stoked to have collaborated with the genius Benno and World Wide Mind in creating these tasty tracks for the new feature film, “Drift“.
we caught the first US screening of the movie at the Newport Film Festival and it’s raaaad.
thanks to Chris Broome for his delicious drum performance.
new friend and photographer, Mr. Malibu Moustache man (aka Matt Chenot) lended his ability to focus on the art of out of focus; capturing a different perspective on waves. he was kind enough to donate images for track art (Crimini, Old Times, 80 Second Street).
[meeting of the minds]
“hey do u think i could get a ride from Malibu back to Venice? you can drop me off anywhere you want – i’m on foot trying to meet my friend.”
[taking a deep look at a guy with a squirrelly mustachio and nicely parted hair]
“suuuure – you seem harmless – lets put your board in the back : )”
“It inspired me to get like a fun kind of old school single fin.” – Taj Burrow
“Jimmy’s a total babe.” – Steph Gilmore
“Towing in from a rubber ducky…it was such a good scene.” – Ross Clarke Jones
the Emmy Award-winning Stillmotion reveals their new reel with the “I See You All the Time” instrumental version.
we recently were put up in this old spanish house around the Los Angeles area to work on some new recordings. this house was filled with crazy antiques and at one time even had a built-in pipe organ against the wall where the wood cabinet now sits. not a traditional recording studio, but we enjoy these not-so-typical environments to track vocals and instrumentation. thank you, bob, for your expert advice on life;
interpretation of Charles Ive’s interpretation of Dvořák’s original piece
Songs my mother taught me
In the days long vanished
Seldom from her eyelids
Were the teardrops banished
Now I teach my children
Each melodious measure
Often tears are flowing
From my memory’s treasure
Problems That Fix Themselves/Music You Can Swim To ‘Split EP’
We are SOLD OUT of the physical cassette tapes. Requests always taken into account!
Erik Satie’s “furniture music” – minimal background music – as interpreted by MYCST.
Eidéponmygs Nos. 1, 2, 3
“yes, i am homeless – and yes, i am sleeping to music on wilshire blvd. during rush hour.”
“as a sort of sequel to tangled silver lines, perfectly normal addresses the idea of pointing fingers.
when I wrote tangled silver lines, it was easy to vent and spew out all of the negative things I felt toward the person I wrote it about. although true (so excruciatingly true), my gut filled with self-awareness.
simultaneously, some musical noodling during the composition of tangled silver lines began to take its own form. this new musical idea seemed to grow almost physiologically around my newfound disappointment in myself. how am I any different than my song-written victim? I’ve been pointed at before. I’m an asshole, you’re an asshole…and we’re all from different, larger groups of assholes.
what makes someone an asshole? what is “normal”? how many coinciding opinions make one fact?”
we’re all guilty of something, like throwing shit at each other on an every day basis. whether we’re latching onto a new sense of Self or associating ourselves with an entire culture, we’re all catalysts. so play with that shit – shake it around a bit, lather yourself in its solidity…just try to not throw too much or spend the rest of your life hiding from it under your hat.
remember to smile at strangers. don’t be an asshole.