Melismatics

The Melismatics formed at the turn of the century in the fertile ground of the Minneapolis indie-rock scene. Their debut album “Postmodern Rock” quickly caught the attention of college radio stations around the country and garnered favorable reviews from critics around the world. Shortly thereafter, Minneapolis indie-rock king pin Ed Ackerson (Motion City Sountrack, The Replacements, The Jayhawks) signed the band to Susstones Records and produced their next two albums “New Infection” and “Turn It On”.
The Melismatics toured the country numerous times over and continued to win loyal fans with their high-energy and unpredictable live shows. Their music has been featured on MTV’s “The Hills,” “The City”and “Laguna Beach,” NBC’s “Windfall”; Animal Planet’s “Jockeys” and they’ve played such notable events as Lollapalooza, Summerfest, and CMJ.
The Melismatics released “The Acid Test” on CC Entertainment/E1 Music (2008). Renowned producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Rooney, Har Mar Superstar, etc) caught the band performing at 2007 SXSW in Austin, Texas and signed on to produce the album. The music video for “Digging Deep” charted at #4 on MTVU and received widespread airplay.

The Melismatics’ new album “MANIA!” was produced by Jon Auer of The Posies and Big Star, along with Ed Ackerson (Motion City Soundtrack, Golden Smog, The Replacements) and was mixed by John Fields. The LP was mastered at Sterling Sound in NYC by Chris Athens (Coldplay, Beastie Boys, NERD, etc) and features collaborations with Dan Wilson (Adele, Semisonic) and Jon Auer who also lends vocals to several tracks.
The Melismatics have found a sound all their own that is familiar yet unique, euphoric and adventurous. The Melismatics’ sound is constantly evolving and developing– as The Onion put it, “no one ever accused The Melismatics of being predictable.”

Oui Si Yes

Pop can't be serious? Oui Si Yes fights that notion with a line up of 9 musicians throwing in the kitchen sink and then staring down the walls for more. Formed from the shared ideals of Alessandro Corona and Brett A.M., Oui Si Yes is accessible without referencing, pop music without convention, and noise with a point. Using classical instruments and lush arrangements, Oui Si Yes changes styles frequently without ever losing its center. Serious enough for the moustache and flannel crowd, and catchy enough for any musical sweet-tooth, Oui Si Yes draws a venn diagram of Indie and Pop and invites you all into the center.

Formed after returning from LA, Alessandro Corona and Brett McEachern wanted to build a band from a wish list of instruments and players. Unwilling to commit to presenting their ideas simplified, Corona & McEachern spent a year adding new members and orchestrating the material. Oui Si Yes delicately walks the portentous lines of indie & pop, nostalgic & temperamental, soothing & chaotic.

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Sounds Like: Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Damnwells, Foo Fighters, Butch Walker

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