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Marfa Myths 2015

13 Mar 201515 Mar 2015


Marfa, Texas


Marfa Myths was an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa and Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer. In 2015, The festival expanded from one night to three days and initiated a multi-disciplinary program that featured a sound installation, film screening, and recording residency. With Marfa Myths, the two organizations bring together a diversity of emerging and established artists and musicians to work creatively and collaboratively across music, film, and visual arts contexts. The festival is inherently embedded in the landscape of Far West Texas, and engages with Marfa’s cultural history and present-day community.

Recap Video

Video by David Fenster.


2015 programming includes a recording residency with Dev Hynes and Connan Mockasin, a sound bath created by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, a semi-permanent outdoor mural by Liz Harris (Grouper), a presentation of Gregg Kowalsky’s live installation Tape Chants, and a screening of short documentaries and Holy Cow Swami at the Crowley Theater presented by CineMarfa and Anthology Recordings. Furthermore, live programming throughout the weekend will include sets from Iceage, Grouper, Tamaryn, Steve Gunn, Weyes Blood, GABI, Thug Entrancer, Co La, Bitchin Bajas, LBS. and Suicideyear.

Lineup by Rob Carmichael

Recording Residency

Dev Hynes & Connan Mockasin

Myths 001 is an EP from Connan Mockasin and Devonté Hynes, written and recorded in Marfa, TX as part of the 2015 Marfa Myths festival. The release is truly collaborative – each of its three tracks are fingerprinted with the pair’s distinctive, idiosyncratic take on pop. Stylistically, things move from breathy post-punk (“La Fat Fur”), to underwater funk (“Feelin’ Lovely”), to sparse, heartbreak balladry (“Big Distant Crush”). The album was released October 30, 2015

Marfa Map Poster

Ross Cashiola & Boyd Elder

Special screen-printed map of the venues featured in Myths, drawn and designed by artists Ross Cashiola and the legendary Boyd Elder.


Myths Moments