September 30, 2009

Hey Hey Melodica: The Sinking Ship & the Landlocked Sailor

Hey Hey Melodica
l. to. r: Jeffrey Geesa, Nathaniel Sparks, Anthoney Scroggins, David Petrison

Indie from Indianapolis, Indiana. Hey Hey Melodica is built around singer and guitar player Anthoney Scroggins who used to dabble in punk before being immersed in vintage melodic pop music made by The Zombies and the Beach Boys. The Sinking Ship & the Landlocked Sailor is the sophomore release of a group that is exploring well documented folk tunings mashed with bass lines and drum patterns lifted from The Clash (in their quieter moments, that is).

Guitar player David Petrison lays down the tinkling melodies that bring back memories of Elliot Smith and Big Star. Scroggins has retained a rough edge on his vocals from his punk days, singing about loss with barely contained anger and frustration.

Hey Hey Melodica:
Jeffrey Geesa: drums
David Petrison: electric guitar
Nathaniel Sparks: bass
Anthoney Scroggins: vocals, guitar

Hey Hey Melodica: The Sinking Ship & the Landlocked Sailor

The Sinking Ship & the Landlocked Sailor is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

Tracks:
  1. Song For Stephen
  2. Birds in Cages
  3. Our Own Quiet Parade
  4. Dust/Bones
  5. Ladybug
Live dates:
  • 10/08 The Melody Inn, Indianapolis
  • 10/17 Birdy’s (Broad Ripple Fall Music Fest), Indianapolis
  • 11/01 Vollrath (w/ the Cell Phones), Indianapolis

» heyheymelodica.com
» myspace.com/heyheymelodica

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