Eric Mire Band
Spooky Love (Hyperdrive Motivator)
Mire’s overall vibe is coffeehouse, but not so much so that he’s averse to getting booties moving. Aided by rhymes from label mate Melissa Czarnik and Joshua the Scribe, and including glockenspiel and clarinet among his instrumentation, Mire occupies a unique space in the city’s music scene and the hip-hop nation overall. The bass does overpower the mix at times, and there’s room for some spit ’n’ polish, but Mire's aesthetic vision is mighty clear.