8BIT WIZRD is the 90s rock-influenced, country-flaired, indie rock project of 22-year-old Reece Myers. Currently based in Austin, Texas, it was in his hometown of Aledo, Texas that Reece grew up playing music and finding his first music scene. Originally finding his roots for his future passion in Garageband, Reece eventually got a drum kit and guitar in middle school and began to teach himself to play. Once he was old enough to drive, he started playing house shows in Denton with the indie acts he looked up to like Dead Sullivan and Crisman.
One of the biggest things I took away from my conversation with Reece was how subtly confident he was in himself and who he is. And I don’t mean in a cocky way at all– I mean in the way he has proven his drive towards playing his music and the music that deeply resonates with him. To explain: It was in 2019 that Reece was touring with indie pop star, Dayglow, around the U.S. and United Kingdom. Shortly after returning from this tour, Reece made the bold decision to step away from playing with the group, an act that was exponentially growing in popularity around the world. Despite Dayglow’s soaring success, Reece stepped away because he wanted to make and play music that’s true to himself… And that’s exactly what he does today as 8BIT WIZRD!
Reece started making his own music as 8BIT WIZRD when he was 16 years old, and with each song, his sound has evolved and changed. It’s a distinctive characteristic of Reece’s music that every song is going to sound (specifically album/mixtape) drastically different. On his upcoming record, titled Snakes In The Grass, you can hear how Reece, who has self-produced and mixed all of his music, has really begun to hone in on his skills. This collection of tracks is amongst his most clean sounding yet. Expect to hear hints of Alex G while also getting some of that indie, country twang that raised 8BIT WIZRD. Check out our full Q&A below and make sure to listen to the first single off 8BIT WIZRD’s new record, titled Sunshine, released today, September 30th, 2022. Find all links to Reece’s socials below as well!