Born in February of 2016, Sylmar is an indie-rock, stoner-jazz,dream-rock, quintet based in Cincinnati. They play in rock bars, college hangouts, basements, theaters and festivals with a fat-grinned enthusiasm. In June, 2017 they released their self-titled, debut LP. They were also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Indie Band at the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEA).
Like Korean cuisine, Sylmar is best enjoyed live.
"Their music takes you on some slimy, dreamy, canoe trip, floating alongside soy bean fields and corn stalks, without a care in the world, until an unexpected class five rapid pummels you right before the city limits sign. Combine Findlay Avenue sewer stench with the feel of your grandmothers vintage porcelain dinner ware, meticulously placed in a Victorian China cabinet. And you get Sylmar. At least that's how I see it."