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Official Newsletter March/April 2014
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Melismatics on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”
Rising Tide on the Rise!
Australian Shoe Ad? CRIKEY!
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The Melismatics on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”

Melismatics fans were psyched to hear  “Your Love Is A Poison” recently featured on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” in the episode “Miss BS.”  Apparently this is a song the beloved protagonists of this show like to party to.  And why not?

RECENT PRESS FOR “RISING TIDE”
The Daily News (Pittsburgh)
“(The Melismatics) flirt with greatness on ‘Rising Tide,’ a concept album that follows a man from birth through the ups and downs of his life.”
–The Daily News (Pittsburgh, PA)
Philthy Mag
“The album’s sound is a sugary, but potent, kind of power pop that is energetically hopeful to a profound degree.”
–Philthy Mag (Philadelphia, PA)

The Pitch

“‘Rising Tide’ sounds like a break in the pattern as much as it does a breath of fresh air

 

–The Pitch (Kansas City, MO)

Read the full article and interview with Ryan here.

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“Pulsating beats and catchy melodies abound on ‘Rising Tide,’ but it’s also clear that the Minneapolis-based quartet is looking to expand its horizons.”
–Illinois Entertainer (Chicago) 

Powerpopaholic

“Give it a chance to win you over”
–Powerpopaholic

Read the full review here.

Fearless Radio

The Owl Mag
“Twin Cities power-pop quartet, The Melismatics, have done it again…their catchy guitar licks and synth-driven melodies do anything but make us want to take our foot off the pedal or turn down the volume for that matter…grab a copy of Rising Tide and dance, dance, dance.”
–The Owl Mag 

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MANIA! PRESS QUOTES:

“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)
“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live (Indianapolis, IN)

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

Well, we’ve survived one of the most brutal Minnesnowta winters we’ve had in a long while, and all of this ice and snow has made us ready to rock…acoustically that is! We are about to kick off the MelCartel Tour in Minneapolis, MN at Sooo Local (a Live Letters event) Thursday, March 13th.  Ryan and Pony of The Melismatics will be performing acoustically with Benjamin Cartel of the NYC-based group Kaiser Cartel.  We will be collaborating and backing each other up in our sets.  Check the dates and cities out here…

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Many exciting things are afoot in the world of The Melismatics.  The Melismatics have popped up on Comedy Central, in an Australian shoe ad, on the CMJ charts, and much more.  We’ve also got a new online store up and running.  Read all about it here!

“RISING TIDE” ON THE RISE

 

Our latest album, “Rising Tide” continues to make waves in the indie rock world…It recently debuted at #9 on the CMJ Top Adds, and it has since been climbing the Top 200 ever since.  The album has also been given love from commercial stations like Indie 103 (LA, CA) and 96.1FM WKZQ (Myrtle Beach USA).“Rising Tide” also made a number of “Best of 2013″ lists, including Broken Hearted Toy’s Top 25 and The Sun Herald’s Top 10.

Don’t have our newest album yet? 

 

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Melismatics in an Australian shoe ad? CRIKEY!

Check out this video from Betts shoes in Australia, mate!
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NEW ONLINE MELISMATICS STORE!

We have revived our Zazzle Store so you can get hooked up with the finest in Melismatics threads and merchandise anytime anyplace.  Check it out, and we’ll be adding new items regularly…

“RISING TIDE” TOUR DATES
03/13/14 Minneapolis, MN Live Letters @ Soo Local (Ryan and Pony performing acoustic w/ Benjamin Cartel, Phil Solem, Mark Wade, and more!)
03/14/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club (Ryan and Pony performing acoustic w/ Benjamin Cartel)
03/15/14 Chicago, IL North Bar (Ryan and Pony acoustic w/ Benjamin Cartel)
03/16/14 Madison, WI True Coffee (Ryan and Pony acoustic w/ Benjamin Cartel)
05/16/14 Dubuque, IA Dubuque Fine Arts Festival
We would like to thank you for being an integral part of our inner circle.  In the spirit of our upcoming acoustic shows, we will leave you with this video of The Melismatics performing “Hate To Say It” acoustically at The Ritz Theater.
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The Melismatics “Hate To Say It”

 

Until next time,

Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
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RECENT PRESS FOR “RISING TIDE”
The Daily News (Pittsburgh)
“(The Melismatics) flirt with greatness on ‘Rising Tide,’ a concept album that follows a man from birth through the ups and downs of his life.”
–The Daily News (Pittsburgh, PA)

Philthy Mag
“The album’s sound is a sugary, but potent, kind of power pop that is energetically hopeful to a profound degree.”
–Philthy Mag (Philadelphia, PA)

The Pitch

“‘Rising Tide’ sounds like a break in the pattern as much as it does a breath of fresh air

 

–The Pitch (Kansas City, MO)

Read the full article and interview with Ryan here.

Powerpopaholic

“Give it a chance to win you over”
–Powerpopaholic

Read the full review here.

Fearless Radio

The Owl Mag
“Twin Cities power-pop quartet, The Melismatics, have done it again…their catchy guitar licks and synth-driven melodies do anything but make us want to take our foot off the pedal or turn down the volume for that matter…grab a copy of Rising Tide and dance, dance, dance.”
–The Owl Mag

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The Melismatics Acoustic at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN 3-1-14!

Tickets are now on sale (and going fast) for our special acoustic set at The Southern Theater Saturday, March 1st 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.  If you live in the Twin Cities of MN, get your tickets now while you can and see the band in this rare setting.  This will be the 3rd and final night of The Southern Theater Sessions with performances from Katy Vernon Trio; Fairfax, AK; batterboy; and Carroll. Doors are at 6PM.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!  Be sure to purchase tickets for 3-1-14 to see The Melismatics.  On-stage VIP passes are also available! 

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Want Pony and Ryan from The Melismatics to play an acoustic set in your living room?!
As the national radio campaign for The Melismatics’ new album “Rising Tide” kicks off January 14th, Pony and Ryan will be traveling to radio stations to play acoustic sets and do interviews.  They will also be playing crowd-sourced events and house parties, etc.  If you are interested in finding out how YOU can book an acoustic set, please contact Craig Grossman at greenroomcraig@gmail.com.  We will work with you to make it happen!  

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MANIA! PRESS QUOTES:

“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)

“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live (Indianapolis, IN)

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

 

 

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The Melismatics “Close 2 the Vest”

 

Our new video has just premiered on Diffuser.fm! Here’s what Diffuser had to say about the video:

The Melismatics, ‘Close 2 the Vest’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

By Carlos Ramirez November 19, 2013 12:00 PM

With a heritage that includes Prince, the Replacements and Soul Asylum, Minneapolis has been a hotbed for music talent for a long time and it’s about time you add the Melismatics to that list. Formed in 2001, the combo delivers the kind of soulful power-pop that will have you singing along after the first verse-chorus pass.

The Melismatics have teamed up with producer Jon Auer (Posies singer/guitarist) for their newest album, ‘Rising Tide,’ and it’s stuffed to the rafters with more of the melodic hooks the band have always been known for.

Diffuser.fm is obviously in love with the group, so we’ve teamed up with the Melismatics to bring you the video premiere for their track ‘Close 2 the Vest.’

 

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RECENT PRESS FOR “RISING TIDE”
The Daily News (Pittsburgh)
“(The Melismatics) flirt with greatness on ‘Rising Tide,’ a concept album that follows a man from birth through the ups and downs of his life.”
–The Daily News (Pittsburgh, PA)
Philthy Mag
“The album’s sound is a sugary, but potent, kind of power pop that is energetically hopeful to a profound degree.”
–Philthy Mag (Philadelphia, PA)

The Pitch

“‘Rising Tide’ sounds like a break in the pattern as much as it does a breath of fresh air

 

–The Pitch (Kansas City, MO)

Read the full article and interview with Ryan here.

Powerpopaholic

“Give it a chance to win you over”
–Powerpopaholic

Read the full review here.

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Fearless Radio

The Owl Mag
“Twin Cities power-pop quartet, The Melismatics, have done it again…their catchy guitar licks and synth-driven melodies do anything but make us want to take our foot off the pedal or turn down the volume for that matter…grab a copy of Rising Tide and dance, dance, dance.”
–The Owl Mag 

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MANIA! PRESS QUOTES:

“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)
“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live (Indianapolis, IN)

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

Hello, and welcome back to your official source for the latest happenings in the world of The Melismatics.  These are busy and exciting times for the group, so we’ll get right to it…Firstly, we have just embarked on a West Coast Tour.  We’ll be hitting Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, and many other destinations.  Check out the cities we are playing below to see if we are hitting your town, and then buckle up…things just might get out of control.

We are very excited to announce that our new music video for “Close 2 The Vest” premiers on Diffuser Tuesday, November 19th.  We also are completing the video for “Halo,” and we will keep you posted with info on its future release.

When we return to our hometown of Minneapolis, MN from our tour, we will be playing First Avenue for the annual Replacements Tribute Friday, November 29th.  This year, we will be performing the classic Mats album “Hootenanny” cover-to-cover for it’s 30th anniversary with some killer guest singers.  You won’t want to miss it.  Get tickets here!

Lots of press is rolling in for our new record “Rising Tide” thanks to the fine people at Pravda Records and Western Publicity.  Check out some of the latest reviews in the column to the left.  You can also listen to our recent interview on Chicago’s Fearless Radio now posted a podcast.  The radio campaign for “Rising Tide” will begin soon as well, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on that as it develops.  In other news, our track “Divided Devotions” also recently appeared on the CW Network’s “Tomorrow People.”

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RISING TIDE TOUR 2013
11/12/13 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

11/13/13 Pueblo, CO Downtown Bar
11/14/13 Denver, CO Lion’s Lair
11/15/13 Boulder, CO Bohemian Biergarten
11/16/13 Albuquerque, NM Lauchpad
11/17/13 Scottsdale, AZ The Rogue
11/18/13 TBA
11/19/13 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah
11/20/13 TBA
11/21/13 San Diego, CA The Tin Can

11/22/13 Los Angeles, CA Silverlake Lounge  (with: Goldenboy)

SET TIME 10PM

11/23/13 Flagstaff, AZ Hotel Monte Vista
11/29/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Main Room (performing The Replacements “Hootenanny” cover to cover)
12/06/13 Chicago, IL
Red Line Tap

12/07/13 Columbus, OH Victory’s Live
12/08/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR

12/12/13 Minneapolis, MN The Aster Cafe (Ryan, Pony, and Mark doing a special acoustic set as “The Rising Tides” 9PM)
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Thanks for your continued support!  Until next time, comrades…

Sincerely,

Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
The Melismatics

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MANIA! PRESS QUOTES:

“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)
“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)”Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live (Indianapolis, IN)

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

Dear mark,

Happy Rocktober to you, and you, and you… Our new album, “Rising Tide” is finally here!  It was officially released on Pravda Records October 1st, 2013.

Check it out now on iTunes!

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The Owl Mag had this to say about “Rising Tide”:
“Twin Cities power-pop quartet, The Melismatics, have done it again…their catchy guitar licks and synth-driven melodies do anything but make us want to take our foot off the pedal or turn down the volume for that matter…grab a copy of Rising Tide and dance, dance, dance.”

This Sunday, October 6th at 6PM tune into The Current 89.3FM in the Twin Cities, MN or stream it from anywhere to hear some of the new tracks from “Rising Tide” on The Local Show.
Check out our tour dates below!  For our hometown peeps (and those fond of road trips) our Minneapolis/St Paul Release Party is Saturday, October 12th at The AmsterdamGet your advance tickets now if you haven’t already!
RISING TIDE TOUR 2013 (so far….)
10/04/13 St Joseph, MO The Rendezvous

10/05/13 Dubuque, IA The Lift
10/12/13 St Paul, MN The Amsterdam (Official “Rising Tide” Release Party w/Sick Of Sarah, The Hounds Below, Tony Ortiz of The Monroes)
10/24/13 Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn
10/25/13 Muncie, IN Be Here Now
10/26/13 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Live (with Rebel Sect and The Handcuffs)
11/12/13 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
11/13/13 Pueblo, CO Downtown Bar
11/14/13 Denver, CO Lion’s Lair
11/15/13 Boulder, CO Bohemian Biergarten
11/16/13 Albuquerque, NM Lauchpad
11/17/13 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
11/18/13 TBA
11/19/13 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah
11/20/13 TBA
11/21/13 San Diego, CA The Tin Can
11/22/13 Los Angeles, CA Silverlake Lounge(with: Goldenboy)
11/23/13 Flagstaff, AZ Hotel Monte Vista

Rising Tide Release Party 10-12-13 @ The Amsterdam

Minneapolis/St Paul “Rising Tide” Release Party at The Amsterdam 10-12-13

 

October 12th is fast approaching!  We will be celebrating the release of “Rising Tide” in our hometown at The Amsterdam.  We highly recommend getting advance tickets for this show with a decidedly killer line up: Tony Ortiz (of the legendary new wave band The Monroes), The Hounds Below (Jason Stollsteimer of The Von Bondies’ new band), and Sick of Sarah!

 

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MANIA! PRESS QUOTES:

“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)
“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)”Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)”How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)”They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer”All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live (Indianapolis, IN)

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

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Thanks to Seen Merch for our killer new shirts!  They’ve just arrived, and you can get one of your own at a Melismatics show near you…
Hello to all of you beautiful people! We’ve missed you like mad. Our brand-new single “Halo” is NOW available on iTunes as well as most other online music sources. Also, check out the “Halo (DRA Remix)” that is also out!  The forthcoming full-length album, “Rising Tide” will be released worldwide October 1st on Pravda Records. Mark your calendars. Set your alarms. Warn your neighbors and stock your cellars with extra water…Do what you have to do!

We will be celebrating the release of this new record with all of you on The Rising Tide Tour, so check the dates listed below to see if we are coming to your city. Visit Melismatics.com frequently as more dates will be added soon. Post a comment on our Facebook and let us know you’d like us to play a venue near you!
For those of you in our hometowns of Minneapolis and St Paul, MN, we will be throwing down at), and Tony Ortiz (The Monroes).  This will be an event you will absolutely not want to miss.  Last year’s “MANIA!” release party at The Ritz Theater sold out, so make sure you get your tickets in advance now!
RISING TIDE TOUR 2013 (so far….)
09/05/13 Stevens Point, WI UW Sevens Point Laird Room
09/06/13 Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn (with Paul Collins’ Beat)
09/07/13 Madison, WI The Frequency
09/26/13 Cincinnati, OH Know Theater for Midpoint Music Festival (with Bleached)
09/27/13 Milwaukee, WI Club Garibaldi’s (with Revolush)
09/28/13 Green Bay, WI Phatheadz
10/04/13 St Joseph, MO The Rendezvous
10/05/13 Dubuque, IA The Lift
10/12/13 St Paul, MN The Amsterdam (Official “Rising Tide” Release Party w/Sick Of Sarah, The Hounds Below, Tony Ortiz of The Monroes)
10/24/13 Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn
10/25/13 Muncie, IN Be Here Now
10/26/13 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Live (with Rebel Sect)
11/12/13 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
11/13/13 Pueblo, CO Downtown Bar
11/14/13 Denver, CO Lion’s Lair
11/15/13 Boulder, CO Bohemian Biergarten
11/16/13 TBA
11/17/13 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
11/18/13 TBA
11/19/13 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah
11/20/13 TBA
11/21/13 San Diego, CA The Tin Can
11/22/13 Los Angeles, CA Silverlake Lounge(with: Goldenboy)

Rising Tide Release Party 10-12-13 @ The Amsterdam

Minneapolis/St Paul “Rising Tide” Release Party at The Amsterdam 10-12-13

 

Twin Cities peeps, don’t miss our “Rising Tide” Release Party at The Amsterdam Saturday, Oct 12th!  The night will kick off with a performance from the front man of legendary new wave group The MonroesThe Hounds Below, (Jason Stollsteimer from The Von Bondies‘ fantastic new band) will bring their melodic and heartfelt indie rock to the evening and should not be missed.  Long-time friends and faves of The Melismatics, Sick Of Sarah will also be a highlight of the evening. Doors are at 8PM and the show begins at 9PM.

 

 

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“Halo” Single OUT NOW!
Our newest single “Halo” is now available on iTunes, and most other online music stores.  The exclusive DRA Remix of “Halo” is also only available ONLY in single format.  Check it!Halo DRA Remix cover

“Souls For Souvenirs” Daytrotter Session!
This past winter The Melismatics stopped by the Daytrotter complex in Rock Island, IL while on tour to track a live session.  This performance has been named “Souls For Souvenirs” is now available for streaming and download.  Check it out!

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Thanks to all you for keeping in touch with us here on Planet Melismatics.  We hope to see you again soon!
Sincerely,


Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
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“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)

“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live (Indianapolis, IN)

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

 

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“RISING TIDE”

OUT THIS FALL!

 

Hallå, god dag.

Spring has arrived (in its own weird way) here in the unpredictable-yet-beautiful Minnesnowta, and The Melismatics have lots of exciting news to drop on all y’all.  Well, let’s get this started…

First off, our forthcoming album “Rising Tide” is slated for world-wide release on!  Once again, we’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people in the creation of this LP, and we’d like to thank Jon Auer (of The Posies, Big Star), John Fields, Chris Athens, Peter Anderson, and all of our Kickstarter contributors for making this happen!

As always, check our tour dates below to see when we’ll be at a venue near you.  In addition to our club dates, we also will be playing some festivals and other outdoor events.  We return to the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI as headliners on the K-Nation Entertainment/Cascio Interstate Music Stage Thursday, June 27th at 9:00PM.   We will also be playing UMS Festival in Denver, CO Saturday, July 20th at Skylark Lounge.  In Stillwater, MN we will be playing Rock The Vine, a benefit for Rock The Cause Saturday, June 8th.  Get your tickets for Rock The Vine here!

Speaking of Rock The Cause, The Melismatics’ song “Digging Deep” (from The Acid Test) has recently become the theme song for the weekly radio show “Cause Rock” on Cities 97, a major commercial radio station in the Twin Cities, MN.  The program can be streamed from anywhere Sundays 10PM CST.

Lastly, we’ve been filling our time in the tour van making some new videos that are now up on Youtube.  Check it out to see what happens to your brain on tour.

The Melismatics On Tour
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Artwork by Tanner Groehler

05/23/13 Madison, WI The Frequency
05/24/13 Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn
05/25/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub
05/26/13 Waterloo, IA Spicoli’s
06.02.13 St Paul, MN Grand Old Day (U.S. Bank Garden Stage presented by KTWIN Radio (96.5)) NOON
06/08/13 Stillwater, MN Rock The Vine (Melismatics play at 6:00PM)
06/27/13 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (9:00PM K-Nation Entertainment/Cascio Interstate Music Stage)
07/19/13 Fort Collins, CO Road 34
07/20/13 Denver, CO Skylark Lounge (UMS Showcase)
08/29/13 Rochester, MN On First & Third Street Market and Music Festival

Photo by Jim Steinfeldt
“One more snowball fight…because we can” Photo By Jim Steinfeldt
  • Thanks everyone!  We hope to see you all at a venue near you again soon!

Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
The Melismatics

 

 


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What the critics are saying about MANIA!
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“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)

“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN prozac and ambien)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“You like the Melismatics. You may not know it, but you like them.” -Vocals On Top

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

THE MELISMATICS ON TOUR
giraffe poster
Artwork by Tanner Groehler

05/16/13 Minneapolis, MN Pony Up! (Pony, Ryan, and Ron side project) The Hexagon
05/18/13 Minneapolis, MN IPR (Pony and Ryan acoustic set)
05/18/13 Minneapolis, MN Judson Street Festival (6:00PM)
05/23/13 Madison, WI The Frequency
05/24/13 Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn
05/25/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub
05/26/13 Waterloo, IA Spicoli’s
06/08/13 Stillwater, MN Rock The Vine
06/27/13 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (9:00PM K-Nation Entertainment/Cascio Interstate Music Stage)
08/29/13 Rochester, MN On First & Third Street Market and Music Festival

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What the critics are saying about MANIA!
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“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)

“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

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Dubuque Crowd at The Lift
Photo by Mark Wade, Dubuque IA at The Lift
SXSW, New Album/Video, and More!
Hello, there ladies and gentlemen.  It’s March (that is, if you are reading this in realtime), and that means two things for The Melismatics.  Firstly, we are in full force finishing our forthcoming record which is slated for a May 2013 world-wide release on Pravda Records.  Secondly, we are headed for the “biggest excuse for bands from around the world to partake in the most massive party known to mankind”….SXSW in Austin, TX!  We’ve got two shows at the festival, so if you are attending we hope to see you there…  Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00PM we are playing a free show at Shangri-La (Outdoor Stage) Kanrocksas SXSW PartyOur official SXSW showcase is Midnight Friday, March 15th at TenOak.  We are playing right before fellow Minneapolis musician Gary Louris of The Jayhawks.  Also on the bill are Lisa Germano, Kevin Bowe, and Freedy Johnston.

Much is in the works for our upcoming album (title still TBA…hey, we like to keep ourselves in suspense).  We are shooting a video for the first single, “Halo.”  Chris Athens (The Beastie Boys, Coldplay) has signed on to master the record.  We’ve had the pleasure of working once again with Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star) in the production chair and John Fields (Jimmy Eat World) is mixing.


(on set of the “Halo” video shoot)

In other Matics’ news, the punk-rock-trio of teenage brothers Radkey is releasing a vinyl single of the track “Spirals” that Ryan Smith produced with the band on Replay Records.  Coming soon!

The Melismatics On Tour
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Artwork by Tanner Groehler
03/11/13 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
03/12/13 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
03/13/13 Austin, TX Shangri-la Midcoast Takeover 6:00PM
03/15/13 Austin, TX TenOak (Official SXSW Showcase) Midnight w/Gary Louris
04/05/13 Dubuque, IA The Lift
04/06/13 Waterloo, IA Spicoli’s
04/12/13 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary) w/500 Miles To Memphis
04/20/13 Private Event
05/24/13 Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn
05/25/13 Cincinnati, OH MOTR
08/29/13 Rochester, MN On First & Third Street Market and Music Festival
Thanks for tuning in to our frequency once again, everyone.  We hope to see you all soon and in this (and/or any) dimension.

Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
The Melismatics

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What the critics are saying about MANIA!
MANIA! cover (final)
“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a tough time not becoming enamored with their irresistible brand of indie pop.” -The Big Takeover (New York)

“I join an army of music critics across the nation waking up to the band’s charisma.”-Telegraph Herald

“Four stars.  Seek this band out.  Trust me.” -The Daily News (Pittsburgh/Philadelphia)

“How good are they? The Melismatics have created the soundtrack for spring”
-Pioneer Press (St Paul, MN)

“They might be the one to bring new wave back to the top of the charts” -Illinois Entertainer

“All pop music should be this good”-Indy Rock Live

“Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be compared to taking part in a spelunking adventure where on the surface the song may seem ordinary, but it contains so many layers  – gems hidden amongst other gems.” -Gimme Noise/City Pages (Twin Cities, MN)

“Mania! is the album that will bring them into the light; saving them from an existence of cult love and fringe fandom.”-Popshifter

“It’s time for audiences to catch up on this talented band”-Monday Music Mix Review

“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)

HOT LINKS

Like us on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

View our videos on YouTube

GET OUR MUSIC AT:

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VISIT US AT:

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Reverend Guitars

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Photo by Marlin Levison, courtesy of Star Tribune
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Happy Holidaze from all of us here at Team Melismatics.  This is the dawning of a new year, and with it comes all kinds of happenings and shenanigans for The Melismatics.  As always, we are here to fill you in with all of the gory details.

We will be celebrating the end of 2012 and welcoming 2013 in our hometown of Minneapolis, MN New Years Eve at Crooked Pint with a very special event we have dubbed “Blue Monday NYE Dance Party.” This promises to be a unique experience with a killer line up featuring special guests Apollo Cobra (Minneapolis buzz band), Chrash (formerly Tripmaster Monkey from Rock Island, IL), and DJ Mike Minehart who will be spinning the best of classic alternative, post punk, new wave, and dance music.  We will be premiering some of our new songs at this show, and the first 25 people through the door will receive a free exclusive T shirt.  Get your advance tickets now HERE.

After a busy month of performing with our side projects and playing the annual Replacements Tribute at First Avenue in Minneapolis, we are back in full force working on our new record.  We are returning to Flowers Studio to work with Jon Auer of The Posies and Big Star to complete the album.  Release details coming soon.

We will be doing a live session for Daytrotter that will be released in conjunction with our new album.  Stay tuned for more info on this as well.

THE MELISMATICS “MANIA!” TOUR
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Artwork by Tanner Groehler
12/07/12 St. Joseph, MO The Rendezvous
12/08/12 Lenexa, KS Danny’s Bar & Grill – College location
12/13/12 Daytrotter (live session that will be released at a later date TBA)
12/13/12 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox
12/14/12 Newport, KY Southgate House (Sanctuary)
12/15/12 Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn
12/31/12 Minneapolis, MN Crooked Pint (New Years Eve BASH)
01/11/13 Dubuque, IA The Lift
01/12/13 TBA
01/18/13 Waterloo, IA Spicoli’s Grill And The Reverb Rock Garden
01/19/13 Des Moines, IA Gas Lamp

Mats Tribute Recap
This past November 23rd, The Melismatics performed The Replacements’ classic album “Pleased To Meet Me” cover to cover at First Avenue Mainroom.  We were joined by special guests like Craig Finn from The Hold Steady, Minneapolis legend Curtiss A, and many others.  Here are some pictures from the evening.  Enjoy!

Pony by Leslie Plesser
photo by Leslie Plesser (courtesy Star Tribune)
First Ave Crowd (photo by Ron Caron)
photo by Ron Caron
First Ave by Shane Flanery
photo by Shane Flanery
Mats First Ave by Shane Flanery
photo by Shane Flanery

Mats by Shane Flanery

photo by Shane Flanery
photo by David Tanner
photo by David Tanner
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