Just two weeks into the month of February, Texas-based quartet TryMore MOJO has already had one of the biggest months of their career. Not only did they unveil their First Contact EP, but they also hosted a sold-out release party at Dallas’ Sundown at Granada on February 1st.
The four-song First Contact EP displays many of the unique musical influences that TryMore MOJO has incorporated into their sound. Recorded, mixed, mastered, and filmed at SŌL Studios in Fort Smith, AR, the EP is difficult to characterize with any one genre.
Deeply rooted funk influences are evident on many levels, from the strong basslines provided by Coty Austin to the heavily syncopated beats of drummer Medrick ‘Medz’ Greely. Guitarist Evan Lamb‘s ability to get heavy, combined with the hip-hop-inspired vocals on the EP’s lead track, “Stockholm”, is reminiscent of Rage Against The Machine, yet jazzy improv sections and interludes à la Snarky Puppy highlight a dynamic stream of musical creativity.
Dripping with excellent synth work from Leland Kracher, “Resolutions” showcases yet another tool in the TryMore MOJO arsenal. Spacey soundscapes and electronic overtones bond on “Who We Are”, creating a base layer for vocal harmonies and rap verses that set up an expansive jam segment and illustrate the breadth of the band’s sonic range.
Listen to the TryMore MOJO First Contact EP below.
TryMore MOJO – First Contact – Full EP
Furthermore, you can enjoy a new behind-the-scenes clip of the band recording the EP at SŌL Studios and a live video of “Blue Lobster” from the sold-out EP release show below:
TryMore MOJO Studio Teaser
[Video: TryMore Mojo]
TryMore MOJO – “Blue Lobster” – 2/1/20 [Pro-Shot]
[Video: TryMore Mojo]
TryMore MOJO will have a busy spring season as they head out on the road for a string of performances supporting acts like Aqueous, TAUK, and Ghost-Note throughout March and April.
They will join Aqueous’ spring tour starting on March 4th at the Last Concert Cafe in Houston, TX before heading to Parish in Austin, TX (3/5) and Deep Ellum Art Company in Dallas, TX (3/6). Following a show with TAUK at Deep Ellum Art Company on April 3rd, they will link up with Ghost-Note for three shows starting at the Kessler Theater in Dallas (4/23) followed by the One-2-One Bar in Austin (4/24) and the Last Concert Cafe in Houston (4/25).
Visit the official TryMore MOJO website for tickets and more information.