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Sounds Like: Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Elliott Smith, Steve Reich
Label: world war IV
Manager: roberta accettulli, casasonica management; becky nettles, world war 4 records
Bio: Mikah Sykes cut his teeth in a band called Little Two's with Willis Ransom and Emily Kokal (from Warpaint). After the split of Little Two's, he followed Emily to Los Angeles, where she hooked him up with John Frusciante. It was in Frusciante's home studio where Sykes recorded his first solo album...See Full Bio
“MIKAH SYKES, OZ STREET FOSSILS, TYPHOON (Rotture, 315 SE 3rd) Folk dude Mikah Sykes fits somewhere between Iron and Wine and early Bright Eyes. There's also some tremulous Sufjan Stevens instrumentation, guitar that feels a bit like Joanna Newsom's harp, and some kiddie-ish Daniel Johnston vocals. Not to get all reference crazy up in your grill, but sometimes when the shoe fits you've got to go jogging and get some exercise. (I don't understand what I'm talking about either.) Oz St. Fossils is straight up New Weird America old-timey. Straight-UP. This show will folk you up good and you'll love it. GM”