The Meligrove Band hopes you'll turn to them. And why not, if it works? Let It Grow makes it clear why originality is such an overrated quality. Sure, the band nicks too much from classic sunshine pop for their own good, but their sources are superb and their music well executed, taking them through countless surprise twists and turns. Their playing is accomplished and tasteful, as well, with guitarist Jason Nunes shining nicely whenever he gets the chance, and their fine vocals are sweet enough to melt away any objections about the freshness of their approach. The Meligrove Band sounds like a group on the verge of outgrowing their derivative tendencies, and that's certainly good news, as too often throughout this album, the elements that make up their ultimate sound are walled off from each other, as a hard-edged guitar rocker is followed by a quaintly polished chamber-pop track.
The Meligrove Band, now all 23 years old, are three best friends who were the only kids in their high school with a love for the Canadian indie rock scene of the mid-1990s.
The Meligrove Band - Monkey Mask 01:43. The Meligrove Band - Now Look What You've Done 05:11. The Meligrove Band - Before We Arrive 03:57. The Meligrove Band - Along Comes a Smile 04:26. The Meligrove Band - Really, Really, Really 05:12. The Meligrove Band - The Day after Margaret 00:43. The Meligrove Band - Take me to the Sun 03:52. The Meligrove Band - A Different Ship 08:26.
The Meligrove Band, January 2006. Background information. Original drummer Rick Gomes departed in June 2001, and the band stayed a trio (with singer-guitarist Rego permanently moving to drums) until the release of their second album, Let It Grow on Endearing Records in October 2002 Andrew Scott joined in October 2002, months before his former band, Femme Fatale, ceased touring. "Meligrove Band Let It Grow". Pitchfork by Brian James (17 December 2002). The Meligrove Band Sign To V2 Records, Tour Ontario' "Soulshine".
Halflight 7". Everyone's a Winner UK 7". Nothing a-Go-Go. I'm Sorry If Your Heart Has No More Room.
Toronto’s Meligrove Band was formed by Jason Nunes, Darcy Rego and Michael Small in high school in 1997. Andrew Scott joined in late 2002 when his previous band, Femme Fatale, gave way to Death From Above 1979. After two indie albums, in 2005 the Meligrove Band became the first Canadian group to sign a worldwide deal with V2 Records. The band’s V2 debut, Planets Conspire, was near-finished before the deal was signed that August
The new Sociable Films movie, Prodigals, with Meligrove Band songs in it, begins screening tomorrow at Imagine Cinemas Carlton in Toronto. Go see it! Prodigals Theatrical Trailer. PRODIGALS Theatrical Trailer.
|2||Now Look What You've Done|
|3||Check Your Messages|
|4||Before We Arrive|
|5||Dr. Moon & The Stars|
|6||Along Comes A Smile|
|7||Really, Really, Really|
|8||The Day After Margaret|
|9||Take Me To The Sun|
|10||A Different Ship|
|none||The Meligrove Band*||Let It Grow (CDr, Album, Promo)||Ductape, Endearing Records||none||Canada||2002|