While writing music for others is fine and dandy, for most songwriters, it’s just not the same as when you get to perform your own material, as well. And this appears to be the case for Matt Montgomery and Gregory Howe, who have co-formed a new outfit, Neomythics, after penning tunes for other artists signed to Howe’s label, Wide Hive Records.
Interestingly, the style that Neomythics specialize in is not reflective of the style that the Wide Hive label usually specializes in (which is supposedly jazz and funk). Instead vintage post-punk is brought to mind throughout their twelve-track debut full-length, New Corporate Resistance, released via Ex-Fed Records.
NEOMYTHICS PROJECTILES is 10 new songs by musicians Matt Montgomery and Gregory Howe, both known for writing the music for Wide Hive Records bands V.U., dissent, and The Wide Hive Players.
‘Projectiles’ intertwines rock and roll compositions with a driving rhythm section, beautiful piano, intense vocals and big guitars. Musically and lyrically, PROJECTILES furthers many of the themes commenced on NEOMYTHICS’ debut album for Ex-Fed Records, NEW CORPORATE RESISTANCE.
Four songs feature legendary guitar innovator Harvey Mandel. Skillful drumming by Thomas McCree (Lyrics Born and V.U.) and Lumpy (‘Throttle Elevator Music’ and “Larry Coryell ‘The Lift’) push Matt Montgomery’s bass and keyboards into ground shattering turf and serve as the launching point for the vocal performances of Gregory Howe.
Stand-out tracks are Projectiles (the follow-up video to Beautiful Black-out by Director/Producer Dustin Mills), Plane Sight, Your Life and Standing Stones.