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Official Newsletter Spring/Summer 2015 
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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.

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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Wow, it’s been WAY too long!  Since our last newsletter, much has transpired.  Let’s catch up!  We recently dropped “The Future Is History,” our compilation of rarities and previously unreleased tracks from the last decade plus courtesy of Pravda Records.  Don’t have it yet? That is easily rectifiable, just go to iTunes or your digital store of choice. 

We’ve also had some amazing shows with Soul Asylum, BNLX, Two Harbors, Stereo Confession and many other great bands.  We celebrated the release of our latest single “Celebrate Your Heartbeat” chicago style essay chicago style essay with a jam-packed show at 7th St Entry in Minneapolis, MN.  Check out our photos from these recent shows in the Photo Diary below.

This spring and summer we’ve got some killer shows including the annual Cornstock in Waterloo, IA May 22nd and a FREE ALL AGES show in downtown St Paul, MN at Mears Park August 20th!  We’ll also be returning to Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI June 28th which has been proclaimed “World’s Largest Music Festival” by the Guinness Book of World Records!


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05/22/15 Waterloo, IA Cornstock Festival @ Spicoli’s w/Local H and more! Doorsat 6PM, Melismatics play at 8:45PM

05/23/15 Dubuque, IA The Lift w/Thee Duke of Dark; Doors 9PM, Show 10PM

06/28/15 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (Uline Warehouse Stage) w/The Romantics; Melismatics play at 8:00PM

08/20/15 St Paul, MN Mears Park w/Barbara Jean; Show starts 6PM, Melismatics on at 7:30PM

HOT New Melismatics Merch!

In keeping with the new additions to The Melismatics family, we felt it was time to start offering quality merch for the next generation of Melismatics Fanatics.  Check it out!

Mels Photo Diary

Yo, Ma…here are some pics from the road and our most recent shows, we hope you enjoy!:
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Photos credits: Philip Poyner, Chad Olson, Marty Lienke, Ashley Ackerson, Tim Campbell, Ron Caron, Ryan Smith


Before we custom college essays discount code part once again, enjoy this video of “Speaking In Tongues” recorded live at The Ritz Theater.  This track is featured on “The Future Is History.”  Check it!

“Speaking In Tongues (Live At The Ritz)”

Thank you so much for staying connected with The Melismatics.  We appreciate your support immensely!


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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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