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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.”

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