The Melodic

English afro-folk-pop ensemble The Melodic will release their debut album Effra Parade this November 5th via Anti-. It is the follow up to the band's acclaimed EP On My Way. English newspaper The Observer described The Melodic as "Incredibly beautiful, with harmonies and rich instrumentation that make you want to dance and cry at the same time," while in the US the band has drawn comparisons to indie darlings Beirut and The Decemberists.
The Melodic are a quietly radical band. This is the first young English group to lionize Chilean neo-folk rebel Victor Jara since Sandinista-era Clash. Their new album Effra Parade was self-recorded in a sound-proofed bedroom in South London over several years with a baroque line-up of 18 instruments. All the more impressive when you consider they are still in their early twenties.

Song Preservation Society

Song Preservation Society started is Trevor Bahnson, Ethan Glazer and Daniel Wright. Their debut EP, Ready Room, was recorded in the fall of 2012 with guidance from the much-respected Nino Moschella, master of coaxing masterful production out of a modest multitrack. Ready Room is Song Preservation Society’s from-the-heart music brought to full and beautiful life with brass and woodwinds and strings and even fuzz guitar. It’s seven songs with a strange kind of purity that points to something timeless. In 1966, it could have fit between the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel and Love; in 1976, it’d make people think of the last Big Star album; right now it shines through bands like Fleet Foxes and The Shins to be a ray of light all its own. When they started out, they might have picked that name just for fun. But on Ready Room, they’ve really made something worth preserving.

Charlie Wadhams

Charlie started as the lead singer of a band called Rex Aquarium. They released two records and a 7", and then broke up in 2005. In 2006, Charlie released his first solo record, "Free Up Your Schedule" produced by Mike Andrews (Donnie Darko, Greyboy Allstars). In 2007, Charlie wrote two songs that were featured in the movie "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story", a song called "Let's Duet" which he co-wrote with Benji Hughes, and "Guilty as Charged" which he co-wrote with Gus Seyffert. That year, he also had a song featured on the t.v. show "Men In Trees". In 2008, Charlie released a 4-song EP entitled, "In a Goldmine". He is currently recording his next full length record.


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