Dew Myron is an underground musician in Boston, Massachusetts.
Q1. Alright Dew – it’s your turn. Where and when does Dew begin? I’m seeing 2018 as the earliest output – under your Proper Name. But given the caliber of “The Chain Will Remain Unbroken” – which surely has a place in modern sunshine-pop lore – I’d like to think you’ve been making stuff for years?
Thank you so much G, my first band was in middle school and the first feedback I received was that I should quit guitar, i started writing songs, early performances were disastrous and it was common for promoters to cut my set short or for audience members to spit on me.
I kept writing songs because god kept sending me messages, I bought my first tape machine with 75 dollars I found on the ground when I couldn’t afford it otherwise; and the tape machine I recorded ‘stranded in canton’ on was found on a curb walking down the street. I’ll stop making songs when god stops sending equipment.
Q2. There seems to be a very distinct songwriter glamour to your rhyme and reason. I mean, I think Bradford over there called you the greatest. What’s your philosophy? There’s Pop and Catchiness all over the place throughout the solo discography and a bevy of styles. I’m a country musician at heart. I like melody and lyrics. Sometimes a kindly angel will sing through me but I am the son of a carpenter so I strive to be a craftsman of song!
I’m a country musician at heart. I like melody and lyrics. Sometimes a kindly angel will sing through me but I am the son of a carpenter so I strive to be a craftsman of song!
Q3. Relatedly (it all is) – any shout outs in your journey of people/bands that blew your mind? I think I’d say – “hey this guy likes the ’60s” but all of the other decades, too. Even up to the here and now. What’s in Dew’s bag?
My growing band blows my mind, Bradford Barker III, Gavin Caine, Young Sam of Corporeal, M. Frontz, Will Heel, Misdy T, Ten Thousand Year Old Dog, Johnny Steines, babypresident420. I used to see ur friend Noah Britton, Miniature Philosopher and Frankie Cosmos a lot among others when I first went to shows in the greater Massachusetts area. I Listen to ‘like flies on sherbert’ axel chitlin, ‘heart food’ judee sill, ‘gilded palace of sin’ flying burrito brothers, ‘coquelicot asleep in the poppies’, smog and silver Jews, and the movie Dig! it’s all pretty much there
Q4. Let’s bring it to the now. Or maybe this goes back, too. I’d say your Dew Myron music is very playful, but dealing mostly with ‘Serious’ subject matter. But your recent collaborative work on the other hand with bands like The Calendars, Death Snail, Kitty Fuckers – seems a little more loosey-goosey. First – could you give a little run down/description of these groups? Are these like-minded comrades that you’ve known for a long while or more of a recent fling? Brad was under the gun in the bathroom and didn’t muster up an adequate response.
I met brad and Gavin pre-pandemic and started making music with them during pandemic, they are prolific geniuses and hot guy agents of Christ. We make music together for love and to kill all the hipsters. The Calendars is my main thing now, the trilogy of Dew Myron albums may be the last.. that’s okay, Owner Sounds is my most spiritual album. If in 2022 you still make soulless humorless music then please find god.
Q5. What are your thoughts on Allston? Its walk-ability? Any favorite places to play or anything you want to shit on? What are your thoughts on the Boston underground? You also played Brighton Music Hall a couple years back which is something a lot of us frankly will never be able to say we did in this life of ours. Were there any good appetizers or stuff back stage.
It’s the type of place where a guy like, say for example, Chris D might enjoy living. Very walkable, a kind soul for every vampire 50/50 is good odds in this housing market
All I can say about Brighton music hall was it was nice and king khan was a friendly person, we’re a hardworking professional band, no appetizers.. :(
Q6. It’s hard to keep up with your output, but anything on the immediate horizon? Any tours or out of town shows? If you’ve hit the road, are there any places that are friendly?
Let me know if I forgot anything. Thanks Dew!
I’m working on my best album ever with The Calendars, a Disney musical set in the depths of my unconscious: a chemical wedding and a mid-twenties symphony for God.
I’m also making my debut film, a romantic period drama. Score by death snail working title is ‘Canterbury Snails’
The Chives is working on their second LP. I sing with them and wrote ‘all greased up’ with Johnny, coming soon
We’re playing in Portland Maine on April 3rd at the Apohadion and Charlie’s on April 11th. More shows soon too.. follow me on Instagram and tiktok.com