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Official Newsletter November/December 2014
Replacements Tribute
MPLS Release Party!
Rembrandts Stadium Rock Style
Welcome Skylar Mae!
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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


–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 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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Hello there, ladies and gentlemen!  We are psyched to announce the release of our new single, “Celebrate Your Heartbeat” which is out now on Pravda Records.  It’s available on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Rhapsody, Emusic, Beats, and anywhere new music is available online.  Please download, rinse, and repeat.  colleges essays We truly appreciate your support!!A special MT8 version of “Celebrate Your Heartbeat” will be
released for the MuliTracks app on Tuesday, November 25th.  This version will provide a more interactive experience that allows you to create your own mixes and explore the tracks individually.  This is highly recommended for the technically and creatively curious!  Download the app for FREE now, and get the track on or after 11-25!Check out the rest of this newsletter to find out what else we’ve been up to on Planet Melismatics and what is on the horizon…

Mats Tribute at First Ave Black Friday!

The annual tradition continues!  The Melismatics will be performing a classic Replacements album front to back at the legendary First Avenue Mainroom in Minneapolis, MN Black Friday (Friday, November 28th).  This year we will be playing “Don’t Tell A Soul.”  As always, the event will be full of surprises, guest performers, and serious chaos.

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MPLS Release Party at 7th St Entry 1-9-15!
Celebrate the release of our new single “Celebrate Your Heartbeat” AND the forthcoming compilation of previously unreleased tracks “The Future Is History” (out 12-16-14 on Pravda Records) with us Friday, January 9th at The 7th St Entry.  We have a killer bill with Two Harbors and Stereo Confession.  Mark your calendars now, and we will let you know as soon as tickets go on sale.     

The Rembrandts Rock Target Field!

This past August, Ryan and Ron of The Melismatics played with The Rembrandts at Minneapolis’ Target Field custom essay meister discount code stadium.  Here are some shots from the show:


Rembrandts at Target Field
Photo by Mike Minehart
Rembrandts at Target Field
Photo by Elliot Hilton

Introducing Skylar Mae!
Please welcome the latest addition to The Melismatics family, Skylar Mae Smith!  She was born August 13, 2014.  Since then she has had a rigorous schedule of acting cute and drinking lots of milk.  AND learning how to play toy guitar….
Kickstarter Contributors who selected the acoustic EP “Sing You To Sleep” were recently rewarded.  Although it’s exclusive to those supporters, we will share this cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” with you all:

Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground cover)
Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground cover)
Thanks for staying on our wavelength!  We cannot thank you enough for your support!

Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
The Melismatics


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