New album: The Mellons || Introducing​.​.​.​The Mellons

The Mellons are the baroque pop project of Andrew Colin Beck, Robert Martin Jepson, Dennis Fuller and Ian Francis, from Salt Lake City (US). I guess one of them found a crate of records from the 60s in an elderly relative’s attic (inspiration!), after which another arrived with a large box full of instruments from that era (opportunities!). On their aptly titled debut album Introducing​.​.​.​The Mellons you’ll hear everything they could find that makes a sound – from clarinets, trumpets and violins to sleigh bells, old telephones and muffled laughter.  They applied all them pretty well though, in fourteen original psychedelia-infused songs with Beatlesque melodies and Beach Boys-worthy vocal harmonies. The music is chock full of ideas and yet a coherent whole – layered and rich, nostalgic and melancholic, surprising and entertaining, colorful and warm. The vintage vibe not only extends to the carefully crafted sound, but also to the band’s clothing, cover art and videos.

Introducing​.​.​.​The Mellons is out now digitally and on vinyl LP through Earth Libraries.

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