We had the good fortune of connecting with Sweet Myths and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sweet, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Understanding that community is important. People not only invest in bands or artists but also want to talk to other people about the band share and discus and cross pollinating with other artists even outside your medium can also be important it allows people to be introduce to more people and you create bigger communities.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Sweet Myths is a rock band that jumps from different styles, we love all kinds of music from Vulfpeck to The Mars Volta. One song we would be playing a 60’s inspired Santana jam and the next track would be a Disco-Jazz infused song. I think the ability to become a chameleon while keeping our identity is what sets us apart from other bands. I believe this comes from our early years of being in cover bands, and having to play different styles of music may’ve lead to the eclectic style we have now. While we’ve been a band for almost five years now, I think we’ve started to get more attention by trying to interact with other communities from local artists to internet streamers, the ability to share and build you’re own community is what’s helping us create a supportive fan base.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For food Bahn Thai on Park Blvd has our favorite Massaman Curry and Pad Thai, However since it’s San Diego, we couldn’t leave without garbing some Mexican Food like Lucha Libre or El Zarape. For drinks places like Panama 66 is great especially on Wednesday nights when there’s a jazz jam. Also Casbah and Soda Bar are great places for drinks and to hear local music. For places to hang out I would say Ocean Beach is great if you’re looking to visit the beach but want to see more locals and locally owned business (for now unfortunately). I mean San Diego Zoo is always fun but we like watching the animals.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Rob Tobin is a local San Diego Artist who creates Murals, Music Stages, and directs community art projects. He’s been the back bone of a lot of our visual projects and we couldn’t do it without him. He’s an Honorary member of Sweet Myths. Website: https://www.artistrobtobin.com/
Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3wd6syrTVfW8xnz9kxYGTs?si=Au-SRdZ4QmWAHpc8xAH9dQ Bandcamp: https://sweetmyths.bandcamp.com/
Personal Photo: Julio Razo Vargas Photo: @momomerlot on Instagram