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Monday, May 6th, 2013

Anti- Signs THE MELODIC

Band To Release Debut EP/Play North America Dates

Anti- is excited to announce the signing of British group The Melodic. This June the young band will release their debut EP entitled On My Way before embarking on their first ever tour of North America.

The Melodic offer a vibrant new brand of afro-folk-pop that, while inspired by folk contemporaries, incorporates an assortment of influences from around the world, its members utilizing instruments such as the Charango, Melodica and Kora to create a music that joyously defies categorization.

The group's members came of age in the South London neighborhood of Brixton amidst bustling streets and open air markets reverberating with a rich assortment of musics from around the world. In the distinctly English tradition of sonic assimilation, they found influence in the sounds they were hearing. As band member Huw Williams explains, “Brixton is a real melting pot of different people so it doesn’t feel inappropriate for us to introduce sounds from around the world into our music, there was South American and African music around us all the time, as well as reggae and dub music.”

In the end, the young band has created a vibrant new music which references contemporary artists such as Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and the Decemberists, exhibits a clear reverence for past masters Paul Simon and Bert Jansch and mixes in elements from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa to create a sound entirely their own.

The Melodic Live Dates:

June 14 NXNE Festival Toronto, ON
June15 NXNE Festival Toronto, ON
June 17 Asbury Park Wonder Bar
June 18 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
June 19 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
June 20 Philly, PA North Star Bar
June 21 DC IOTA
June 22 Raleigh, NC Pour House
June 23 Asheville, NC Double Crown
June 25 Atlanta The Earl
June 26 Nashville Exit Inn
June 27 Chicago, IL Ace Bar
June 28 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
June 30 Denver, CO Hi Dive
July 01 UT Kilby
July 02 Reno, NV w/ Two Gallants Chapel Tavern
July 04 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
July 07 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
July 08 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
July 10 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
July 11 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg
July 12 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s
July 16 San Diego, CA Soda Bar

For further information, please contact Hilary Okun at Hilary@epitaph.com.

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