Independent Music Award Nomination - April 4, 2012
WMWX-FM ClassX Radio - January 30, 2011
About the new CD FLOOD - May 21, 2010
Flood was partially funded by the late LeRoi Moore, saxophonist of the Dave Matthews Band, who was looking forward to releasing the record on his new label. Label representative Ernie Perez flew in from LA to record the basic tracks with Melodrome at drummer Justin Guip's Garage in Clinton, NY. Melodrome's first attempt to record "Flood" was made at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, where Justin is Levon Helm's right hand man and studio manager. However, the decision was made to halt the sessions and to move operations over to Justin's house for 3 days, to set up in the garage garage and go for that "garage sound". "Things really fell right into place at the garage", says Baier. "We brought in some gear from Levon's place and from my place (SubStation Studio in Housatonic, MA), turned the amps way up and started rocking. This is where we wrote the tunes anyway and so it felt totally natural to record them there". Additional organ and keyboard tracks were recorded by Abe Guthrie at Rising Son Studios in Washington, MA. The songs where then mixed by bassist Jesko Stahl at his studio in NYC and brought to Pilot Studios in Monterey, MA where Will Schillinger (Ryan Adams, Beastie Boys, The Ramones...) finished the mixes and mastered the record. Drummer Kali Baba McConnell (Arlo Guthrie) joined Melodrome in 2008. He had been a Melodrome fan for years. "In fact, I consider myself to have been stalking the band for 2 years before joining", says McConnell". I am super excited to be in the band now!". Since he did not drum on the record his nickname on the credits is: Kali "Maybenexttime" McConnell. He did, however, sing back up on most of the tracks on 'Flood".
Radio Premier of "FLOOD" - January 20, 2010
The lucky listeners of WBCR LP in Great Barrington, MA got to hear some of the new Melodrome tracks. Robby and Kali dropped by the studio to show off the goods. Click to hear our interview with Paul Rapp on his splattofestival
Robby and Jesko Suport The Aposoul - January 12, 2010
Jesko and Robby have been working on a project with The Aposoul
(Jackson Tynan Whalan) and his crew of teens. It is a conscious Hip Hop album called NOW
and we are looking for your help funding this youth project. We need to raise $8,700 by March 31. But we are not asking for you to give us the money for free. Oh no! Please take a moment to look at www.kickstarter.com
where the project is hosted. Read how you can get a signed copy of the cd, be part of the cd release party, get invited to the recording session and even out to breakfast! Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your consideration.
Mastering the new Album - January 11, 2010
Our new one is being pumped up and hyped (co-mixed/mastered) by Will Schillinger
. Apart from being a super nice guy with great ears, he is also the guy who worked with Bret and Jemaine from Flight Of The Conchords. We're not worthy... The album is going to Discmaster's this month. Look Out!!
We're back from the Tour... - October 31, 2007
Wow. What a wild ride it was.
4 dewds, one red minivan, a gps unit named shaniqua and 7000 miles. Did I mention gobs of fresh rock?
Thanks so much for all your support out on the road: Joe and Christine Fletcher for inviting us to play at the Monterey Music Summit, Justin Mather for offering his crib to us outside of Las Vegas, Eric Ernie, Tom and Laroy for setting up the recording session at Studio City Sound, Norm and Beth for putting us up in LA, Casey for sneaking us in the back door of the Monterey Aquarium, Justin for being a drunk fuck pretending to work for Monterey Peninsula (we love you anyway, haha). We especially want to thank Julie and Richard for lending us their van for the road and Jason for coming along for the ride, helping with driving and loading. Last but not least we would like to thank all the fans, new and old, that came out at unexpectd times to rock with us. We love you all!!
Robby, Jesko and Otto
Kali Baba - October 7, 2007
We have a new drummer to help us out when Justin can't make it. Meet Kali Baba at www.kalibaba.com
. He is an incredible musician with infectious enthusiasm.
March against the War - September 14, 2007
See you there:
Melodrome on Tour in October - September 7, 2007
We are heading out to the Monterey Music Summit in CA. Our old friend Otto Block will be joining us on the drums. He used to be the backbeat for our band Pearls At Swine. We are super psyched about rocking with him!!
Check the calendar section to see if we are heading your way this fall.
New Hot Trax!! - August 27, 2007
Check out our new sound on the music page!! These three rockers were created at Frank Aversa's (Spin Doctors producer) place in Great Barrington. These are ass kicking rough mixes... Please let us know how you like them!
Melodrome on the Radio - May 4, 2007
Melodrome will be played on the "Off the Beat-n-Track Radio Show" on WKZE 98.1FM & http://robinhoodradio.com
on Saturday May 5 from 9-11PM . The show will re-broadcast on http://robinhoodradio.com
on Sunday May 6 from 9-11PM , Thursday May 10 from 6-8PM, and Friday May 11 from 6-8PM. This week’s CD Spotlight is on Mystic Wolf by the Rev Tor Band.
For the past 25 years, singer-songwriter, producer, and author Todd Mack has been championing indie music. He hosts and produces the Off the Beat-n-Track Radio Show at his Off the Beat-n-Track recording studio in Southfield, MA. The program spotlights music from independent artists from throughout the country and beyond with the first hour dedicated to artists residing in the local listening area and/or artists performing throughout the area (Litchfield County, CT; Berkshire County, MA; Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster, Westchester, Orange, and Greene Counties, NY). In addition to spinning discs, we do in-studio performances & interviews with indie artists and CD Spotlights on new independent releases. Please check our website for play lists, artist contact info, schedule of events, and more.
Graham Isaacson covers Melodrome - March 21, 2007
Maine's Graham Isaacson just released his debut CD "Memories in Shadows" on Sinister Muse Records. One of the songs is Melodrome's "Crush" from their debut CD "The Sidewalk Ends". Learn more about it here:
Melodrome - Recording Session - March 21, 2007
Melodrome will be in the studio for 10 days in April recording their 4th record with famed producer Frank Aversa (Spin Doctors). Recording will commence in "The Barn" on Monday, April 9. Check back for some mp3's of some rough mixes at the end of April.
Great American Music Hour - March 21, 2007
Melodrome is featured on The Great American Music Hour podcast for Monday, March 19, 2007. They have had more than 27,000 listeners in over two dozen countries. Check it out!!
"Highest Ground" gets a California Tan - September 25, 2006
Taning lotion fans all over the globe will be eager to get their crispy brown hands on California Tan's upcoming (as of yet, unnamed) compilation CD featuring Melodrome's smash hit "Highest Ground" from The Sidewalk Ends CD. Yup, the big time is here. This message is proof that we intend to keep our promise to not forget you now that we have come this far. Yes, you, our fans that have been there from the start will always be close to our hearts!!!
Crying Is Done -Track Of The Week! - May 2, 2006
Big In Japan? - April 6, 2006
Still working on new Album - April 5, 2006
We are still working on our new CD. We will be at Levon Helms' studio in Woodstock, NY by the end of the month.
We'll keep you updated!
Robby, Jesko, Justin
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Melodrome #1 on Crumbs Radio - January 23, 2006