Paper Tiger with The Melanaster Band – 12/11 Smart Bets

Hello All,

Amid snow(?), wind storms, rain and power outages, we’ve been preparing for our last show of 2009.  This has certainly been an exciting year, to say the very least, and we are thrilled to be ending it on this note of celebration.  We are on the final mixes of the album and looking into mastering options as well as pouring over graphic design ideas.  Our brains are on overload, but we’re thrilled about where we are and what we’re creating!

This Friday, December 12 @ the Hookah Bar, Paper Tiger and The Melanaster Band (live stage project of Marley Carroll) – doors open at 9:00 pm with an economically friendly $8 cover.  We will be joined on live visuals by Ben Mason of neb.Cinema, with a few tricks up his sleeve, since recently being heavily involved with the Design & Technology lounge at HATCHfest-Asheville and TEDxAsheville. We are also thrilled to have the very talented Dave Mathes of improv electronic band Sonmi Suite playing live drums.

Check out our spot in this week’s Mountain XPress

See below for some info about the Melanaster Band as well, we are honored and thrilled to be sharing the stage with them!

It’s been a long year, we hope you’re all hanging in there.  We’re ready to get our groove on and kiss this little year farewell, we hope you’ll join us.

Till then, as always, take good care, and take some time to hear the music.


Molly & Isaac

Marley Carroll’s 2007 debut album Melanaster, is the result of meticulous bedroom alchemy by a prodigious multi-intrumentalist. It sounds like a lost Radiohead LP submerged in ten feet of salt water. Described by NPR as “Gorgeously subdued glitch pop”, Melanaster is a collection of melancholy pop songs tethered to abstract electronic rhythms, ie – early-Nineties shoegaze rock meets rhythmic IDM experimentalism. Carroll assembled The Melanaster Band to take these songs to the stage. The group came together serendipitously in Asheville, NC – five accomplished musicians with backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Billy Cardine, Barrett Smith, Ryan Lassiter and Jake Wolf are versed well versed in genres crossing from bluegrass to jazz. At the helm is Carroll, an award-winning scratch DJ, electronic musician and multi-instrumentalist. These disparate influences merge to create a beautifully layered sound that evokes My Morning Jacket, Radiohead and Death Cab for Cutie, with an earthy touch of Americana. The live presence of The Melanaster Band is a gift to music fans everywhere.

Paper Tiger with the Melanaster Band


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