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Ryan and Pony “LOW” Out Now
Epcot and Japan Tour
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Hello there, and welcome to the latest edition of The Melismatics Official Newsletter!  We’ve been busy, so let’s dig in and buy latisse online.

First off, Ryan and Pony of The Melismatics have just released their debut single as a duo, “Low.”  It’s available on most digital music stores, and a music video is currently in the works.  A full-length album is also on the way that will feature guest appearances from musician friends we’ve made over the last 2 decades of touring.

In other news, Mark and Ryan just returned from their tour to Japan and Epcot Center playing in Soul Asylum.  We’ve got pictures below and a link to a short video of our experiences.  We hope you enjoy them!

We’ve also got some exciting shows coming up in the Twin Cities, including the annual Replacements Tribute at The Turf Club Black Friday, November 25th (that’s TONIGHT if you are reading this in “real time”).  We’ll be playing the top 15 Mats’ songs as picked by fans in a vote.  Check out our other shows below!

Ryan and Pony LOW

Ryan and Pony “LOW” OUT NOW!

Check out the debut single from Ryan and Pony!  We’d love to hear what you think by leaving a comment on the digital music store of your choice.  Our appreciation for your support cannot be overstated!

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11/25/16 St Paul, MN Turf Club (Annual Replacements Tribute)


12/03/16 St Paul, MN Turf Club (The Melismatics celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of our booking agency Green Room Music Source)
12/22/16 Minneapolis, MN Icehouse (Acoustic Set for “Benjamin Cartel and Friends Holiday Show)

SA Epcot Center and Japan Tour

Ryan and Mark of The Melismatics recently returned from a tour with Soul Asylum.  Here are some photos from Epcot Center and Japan for ya: SA Epcot and Japan Collage
Photos courtesy of: Jeneen Anderson, Rose Helen, and Jason Bogacz

As always, thanks for being a part of The Melismatics’ inner circle.  Until next time…


Ryan, Pony, Mark, Ron
The Melismatics


“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)

“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)

“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)

“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

“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)

“Rising Tide’s sound is a sugary, but potent, kind of power pop that is energetically hopeful to a profound degree.”

–Philthy Mag (Philadelphia, PA)

“‘Rising Tide’ sounds like a break in the pattern as much as it does a breath of fresh air”


–The Pitch (Kansas City, MO)

“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

“Give it a chance to win you over”


“Manic? Sure. Enjoyable? Why, yes!”

–The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco, CA)


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