My Empty Phantom: Full of Promise

A while back, we posted about a concert we went to for local instrumental rockers My Education at the Mohawk. As much as we liked My Education, we neglected to mention opener My Empty Phantom, another local instrumental rock group. My Empty Phantom, though, is comprised entirely of one person: Jesse Beaman. Yet, all by himself he was able to create dramatic soundscapes reminiscent of leaders in the genre, like Explosions in the Sky. I’m not as much a fan of instrumental rock as Dan is, but it was incredible to watch this guy jump from instrument to instrument, creating cascades of loops to mesmerize the audience. This is definitely an experience to take in live.

Fortunately, My Empty Phantom is playing tonight at the Mohawk again, this time opening for out-of-towners Joan of Arc and Air Waves. I don’t know much about either of those bands, but MEP is definitely worth seeing. And it will be his last show for the next two months, so get on out there and take a listen. You can catch more of his music here, but there are few other places to read up on him. So Jesse, I’m extending the offer to have an OVRLD exclusive where we can find out all about your unique approach to songcraft. Either way, we’ll be sure to bring you more news as we hear about it.