SOURCE: KOCH Records

December 18, 2007 11:46 ET

KOCH Records Band The Myriad Named Winner of 2007 "MTV2 Dew Circuit Breakout"

"Prelude To Arrows," the New Five-Song Digital EP, Available Online Now!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - MTV2 has announced KOCH Record's Seattle-based alternative rock band The Myriad as winner of the 2007 "MTV2 Dew Circuit Breakout." The Top 3 Finalists were flown to New York City to perform during the Dew Circuit Breakout Finale, LIVE from MTV's TRL studio in Times Square, where The Myriad was announced as the winners. The band was immediately thrown back on stage to star in their very first MTV music video for "A Clean Shot" for on-air rotation on MTV and MTV2. In addition, they'll grab some air time on Discover & Download and Unleashed, where the latest, most anticipated, most cutting-edge work from the biggest players in rock and hip hop premiere on MTV2. The Myriad's songs are also slated for inclusion in the red-hot video game "Rock Band," published by MTV Games, distributed by Electronic Arts Partners, as downloadable tracks, and available for Xbox 360 and PS3.

In the past 4 years the "Dew Circuit Breakout" has been running, previous winners and participants have garnered national exposure as well as success in the music industry. Past Dew Circuit Breakout alumni include Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Hellogoodbye, Halifax and Thursday.

To feed the band's fast growing fanbase, KOCH has rush-released a special digital EP "Prelude To Arrows," that includes five songs plus a special bonus track as a sneak preview of the upcoming album. "Prelude To Arrows" is available online at iTunes, Rhapsody, and other digital services. A limited edition CD version is also available on the band's website at www.themyriad.net.

Drawing rave reviews from fans and critics worldwide, The Myriad's music covers a diverse panorama, evoking comparisons to The Verve, Radiohead, U2 and The Who. In their quick emergence, the band has already performed with Blindside, Mute Math and The Beautiful Mistake. The Myriad's first full-length record, "You Can't Trust a Ladder," was featured as a Staff Favorite on iTunes (alongside the White Stripes and the Foo Fighters) and MTV has used some songs off the record for the Real World Denver show.

Backed by a new label and armed with a hotly anticipated new record, 2008 promises to be a landmark year for The Myriad. The Myriad's forthcoming album, "With Arrows, With Poise" was recently mixed at Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany by Michael Ilbert (The Cardigans, Kent, The Hives) and mastered at historic Abbey Road Studios in London, England by Adam Nunn (Air, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, George Martin, Mogwai).

Just off of a sold-out national tour with The David Crowder Band, The Myriad is made up of Jeremy Edwardson, John Roger Schofield, Steven Tracy, Jonathan Young and Randy Miller. In addition to their recent MTV success, the band has released a special limited edition EP, "Prelude To Arrows," on October 9, 2007. The six-track EP will bridge the gap between the band's 2005 critically acclaimed "You Can't Trust a Ladder" and the highly anticipated "With Arrows, With Poise," coming on KOCH Records in Spring 2008.

About MTV Networks:

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About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for six years in a row (2001 - 2006). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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