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Official Newsletter March/April 2014
Melismatics on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”
Rising Tide on the Rise!
Australian Shoe Ad? CRIKEY!
New Online Store!
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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 buy research paper now to party to.  And why not?

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) 


“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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“The Melismatics are just so palatable that even the most sour critic will have a college essay online cheap college essay online 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 college admission essay narrative 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!



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.

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Melismatics in an Australian shoe ad? CRIKEY!

Check out this video from Betts shoes in Australia, mate!
Betts for Her AW14 Behind the Scenes
Betts for Her AW14 Behind the Scenes

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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…

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
The Melismatics


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