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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”

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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)



“Give it a chance to win you over”


Read the full review here.

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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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All In Time

New Single “All In Time”

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Hello, everyone!  We are psyched to announce the release of our brand-new single, “All In Time.”  Recording this track was an exciting process exploring layered feedback, ambient sounds, vocal harmonies and melodic hooks.  We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did creating it!

We can not overstate how much we appreciate your support.  If you feel so moved, let us know what you think of “All In Time” by leaving a comment on iTunes or wherever you pick it up.

We have a couple of big hometown shows coming up you can read about below, and more dates to be added to the calendar soon.  As always, stay tuned and we will keep you posted.

Mats Tribute 2015!

Tribute To The Replacements

Celebrate this Black Friday with The Melismatics at Minneapolis’ most legendary and historic venue, First Avenue!  It’s once again time for the annual Replacements Tribute in which The Melismatics will perform a classic Mats album top to bottom.  This year we will be playing “All Shook Down” plus other gems.  Lots of surprise guest singers, and a good time guaranteed!

Icehouse 12-5-15

“All In Time” Release Party 12-5-15 at Icehouse!

Celebrate the release of our new single with us at one of the coolest new clubs in Minneapolis, Icehouse! Saturday, December 5th will be an “evening with The Melismatics” where we will play an extended set with songs spanning our entire career of over a decade.

Special guest performers will be joining us, including Tony Ortiz of legendary new wave band The Monroes.

This is bound to be an extra-special night, so we hope to see you there!

Thanks again for being a part of our inner circle.  We hope to see you soon, and remember….The Melismatics Love You


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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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