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Official Newsletter November/December 2013
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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 civil war essays 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.


“Give it a chance to win you over”

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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“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, check essay for plagiarism 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.”

Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt
Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt



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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)


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)
The Melismatics
Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt

Thanks for your continued support!  Until next time, comrades…


Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
The Melismatics

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