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Mylo Bybee Introduce You To Their Master & Machine

The Boise indie-rock trio find light in the darkness on their richly rewarding debut.

Mylo Bybee are caught between Master & Machine with their new album — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The debut full-length release from the Idaho indie-rock trio of singer-guitarist Tyler Schlagenhauf, bassist Wes Schlagenhauf and drummer Jason Guadalupe, Master & Machine invites listeners on a dizzying whirlwind mix of indie, hard-hitting, alternative rock. From the opening track Fade Me Out to the closer Vintro, the album is a journey of catchy tracks mingled with introspective lyrics and exceptional musicianship.

A vintage nod to the alt-rock pioneers of yesteryear — think Jimmy Eats World going to college with Death Cab For CutieMylo Bybee stamp their modern flair onto a familiar genre with their blend of tightly woven melodies and harmonies. As they explain, the music is “unconventional and energetic; our image is a canvas littered with capricious captivation and colourful landscapes.

“The album name, Master & Machine, is really a conglomeration of how everything we do is impacted by someone else. Societally, personally, professionally, artistically, etc.,” the trio say in a press release. “Most of this album was written during Covid, which ended up being a Jackson Pollock painting of raw feelings, scattered with emotions depicting the best as well as the very worst in people.”


The result is an album on life and living it. Tracks range from dark, ominous instrumentals to heavy, punch-hard rock, to softer, melodic, piano-driven pop vibes. “This album has been a regurgitation of content that I have written years ago that went through many different iterations, as well as songs written recently incorporating some out of the box experimentation from the collective band,” explains Schlagenhauf.

Master & Machine’s title track also serves as its first single. “M&M is our heaviest song on the album, and probably my favourite to play,” says Schlagenhauf. “It hits hard. You can feel the angst. But what it does, is it allows the rest of the album to slowly let hope bleed through the bleak. To me, the album as a whole is less of an indictment on the shortcomings of our world, and more of a look at people living their lives in between the darkness; finding a way to the light through love.”

Birthed in Boise during the pandemic, Mylo Bybee formed to create, concoct and contrive a musical synopsis of life and its feelings during lockdown. As a result, Master & Machine is a succinct summation — hard-hitting songs that make you want to cry, cheer, and break something all at once.

Check out the album below, watch their videos above, and meet Mylo Bybee on their website, Facebook and Instagram.