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Band members Corinne Sweeney (vocals, percussion) and Jeremiah Cowlin (guitar) met and fell in love in Olympia, WA then moved to New Orleans in 2003. Aaron Hawn (bass) moved from Chicago to New Orleans in 2004 and met the other two at a Halloween party in the Bywater district (all three are Libras).
Self taught musicians, Mythical Beast's early music was defined by their limitations - at times the only thing holding initial performances together would be their uncanny ability to listen to one another. With the flooding that followed in the wake of hurricane Katrina, the band was forced to evacuate and relocated to Austin, TX in 2005. They pooled their FEMA money and rented a small compound on Austin's east-side where they spent hours cultivating their sound - a sonic, 'doom-soul' drone with little indication of beginning or end. After a drunken and horrible (albeit creative) year in Austin, the band relocated to Kansas City in 2006. They joined a burgeoning underground music scene that was developing around The Pistol, an independent venue located in the city's industrial West Bottoms, alongside fellow Kansas City musicians: Ssion, Expo '70, Matt Hill, and Aaron Martin.
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