Tonight We’re playing THE IHOP ESTATE in Philly w/ Gypsy Wig, Come and Ape.  No flyer for that but:





On October 1st and 2nd we recorded with Kevin Carafa.  As of now, we aim to release these songs as a 10″ and a tape.  The tape may or may not have bonus songs on the b-side and will be a very limited release!  More info on that session HERE!  Keep checking back for updates on this.  We definitely wanna play a release show or two, or three!  In the meantime, if you can make it to Maxwell’s for the Don Giovanni Showcase tomorrow, that would rule!

Basement Demos & Maxwell’s Next Weekend!

While in the process of figuring everything out for our next release, we wanted to share something with you that we had hidden in our computers for some time now! We recorded these in the winter of 2010 prior to recording with Kevin Carafa at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ. They were recorded in Melissa’s basement on her little Tascam 8 track and with one mic! All these songs were previously released on our Distractions/Goin’ Home double 7″ with the exception of “Yeah, I’m Alive,” which will be coming out on our upcoming 10″ (but a different version!). We thought it would be fun to share these with you, so please enjoy!

Please check out our shows page – lots coming up, including a Virginia weekend tour with Keith Kenny and a January weekend tour with Gypsy Wig!

Our next show is at Maxwell’s on November 13, a week and a day from now! I know its on a Sunday but we play early so we hope you can make it!
Here are the details:

Update: Sparkle Shit is no longer on the show but Black Wine is!!!
Check out the Facebook event page here.

That’s all for now!
Melissa & Paul

Maxwell’s II- The Sequel


Review of our show at Maxwell’s!

The review focuses on Modern Hut, who was effin’ awesome, but we’re mentioned briefly!  From Rock NYC Life and Recorded:   “But first, Melissa and Paul, a pretty darn good blues rock duo. A reverse White Stripes  with the guy on drums, claims my friend Bert Contestible.  I hear more of the swampiness of the Cramps.  Bert notes that when you first see the band, you really don’t know what to expect and it is a surprise when this pretty young girl, the Melissa in question, lets loose with a wail and a scream. The first song “Fire” is Ramonesy rocker, the fourth song “Distractions” a hard rocker than ends up as a bluesy jams. Bluesy jams is Melissa and Paul (who also call themselves Vice Versa) reason for being. The set is a touch sloppy but that’s about my only complaint. Paul is a powerhouse drummer who seems intent on letting no hole go uncovered. The audience love em for excellent reason: they are a hard rocking energetic whirligig of riffing.”

Read the full review on Modern Hut HERE.  Next show:  This Saturday!  See shows page for more info.  Also, the vice versa thing isn’t true ha.  They just put that on the door when they wrote our name with the rest of the bands…weird!  Honest mistake.  We’re stoked to play with Modern Hut again.

Maxwell’s was a blast!

Seriously- one of the best experiences we’ve had playing a show.  A huge thank you goes out to anyone that came out to support us!

Here’s some snaps taken by Kevin Carafa (click to enlarge):

One more thing, if you picked up a record or a shirt/download combo…don’t forget to redeem the download!