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MACEDO

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE | AFTRA

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2010
Duo Alternative Pop

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MACEDO @ Glendale Central Park / Street Food Cinema

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Los Angeles, California, United States

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Macedo deftly evens out the ratio with six stellar tracks saturated with honest, insightful emotion on Paper Doll. Not only is the duo’s music extremely appealing overall, but their lyrics are refreshingly…real.

Macedo channel a less angry Fiona Apple and an angrier Regina Spektor or Feist (especially on “Skin”) throughout their sophomore album. Although just 25 years old, identical Californian twin sisters Michelle and Melissa sing about self-discovery and heartbreak with power and authority. The tracks are backed by a seamless, magical blend of piano, cello and acoustic guitar that, along with the lyrics, give them depth, each song emotionally resonating with the listener. - Flashwounds Media


Michelle and Melissa Macedo are artists to watch out for. Their sound fits well into the surge of strong female artists using their voices to spread important messages with lots of feeling, giving their appeal as a band a wide range. From lyrics to instrumentation, Macedo is a sister act on a well deserved rise. - In Your Speakers Media


“These twin singer-songwriters have emerged onto the Indie Pop scene unapologetic with a lot to express–as if Fiona Apple gave birth to them both. You can hear the honesty in their voices as the track tugs and pulls you in different directions–both lyrically, vocally, and rhythmically. “ - URB Magazine


"Twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo have spent their entire lives collaborating in one form or another, their lifetime of musical partnership is finally being released to the public in the form of their forthcoming EP Paper Doll. The sisters may look alike, but that’s where the similarities end: each brought her own personality to their work, the result is a lesson in duality and teamwork (and a damn nice sounding one, at that).
By Dacey Orr - Paste Magazine


If you don’t do a double take when you hear the music of LA based Macedo you will definitely do a double take to look at the gorgreous twins. Melissa and Michelle Macedo have been playing together for most of their adult lives and hail from a musical family. The identical twins grew up in California and early on got the entertainment bug acting in feature films and starring in commercials. While the look great on screen its their music that shines through them the most. They have been compared to Fiona Apple meets Regina Spektor and at times have R+B influences and hooks that make you sing them out loud, full volume like you are saying all the things you never could to an ex. “Like Me Most” is premiered below and we are sure you will be listening to it all day. Their new album Paper Doll is out on Feb 4. Watch them perform the title track off the ep for LADYGUNN TV and read the interview below!

How did you come up with the name for your band, Macedo?
Both: We went over lots of band names and it was the only one we both agreed on. It helps that it’s our last name. We clearly have that in common so that really made it easy.
What was it like the first time you guys made music together?
Michelle: The way we make music together is a lot like the way we communicate. We are very in tune and it is mostly improvisation. We have had our own way of communicating for as long as we can remember. It’s like speaking our own language. We have been bouncing ideas off of each other for as long as I can remember.
Melissa: I must say, being a twin is helpful, we each are very different but we’re very much in sync with each other. We know each other very very well. The first time we made music together, it was magic, like we knew it was what we were meant to do, like all of a sudden, it clicked.
When you went to different colleges you were still making music. Did you learn anything about the way you make music separately?
Michelle: We work best together and we didn’t have to be in the same city to incorporate each other into the music. College was very difficult because it was the first time we had ever been apart. It forced us to create our own identities and styles. We are grateful to have had that time to grow but are glad to be back together in the same city working together again!
Melissa: I think the most important thing we learned was just to have our own experiences and identities. Michelle is an amazing lyricist and I’m good at making the music flow, which, as it happens, is a perfect combination, so we are very happy to be back together. We were always so different from each other but we were used to being side by side, then all of a sudden the person who was next to you for your whole life is not next to you anymore. It forces you to grow, so growth was the most important part of our time apart. We each have very different things to say in our music, but it melds together because we know each other so well.
How does making music separately different from the vibe of making music together?
Michelle: We trust each others opinion so it is difficult to know whether we are going in the right direction without the others opinions. I would say the music we make together is definitely more interesting. Melissa thinks of things I would never think of and vice versa. Although we have similar tastes we are creatively very different and anything the other can bring to the table is a good thing.
Melissa: It’s always a good idea to have another ear who you really trust. Michelle is great with lyrics, so she can make anything sound like poetry. And it’s more interesting to work with someone else who has other things to add that would never cross your mind.
Billboard Discoveries praised you guys for your “unadulterated honesty.” Is it ever hard to write personal things and share them with each other or do you guys tell each other everything?
Michelle: Mostly we tell each other everything but if one of us reveals something in a song, the other can usually tell and it means that we don’t want to talk about it. I can guess what something is about and can appreciate the lyric for what it is. It is difficult but I have to pretend nobody, not even Melissa, is going to hear it. It’s hard to hear sometimes but by being artist we are confronting our secrets in that way.
Melissa: You just have to write the truth, it’s so vulnerable, but at the end of the day, if it connects to someone, then it’s more than worth it. We do tell each other everything, but some things are too complicated to just say, so it feels better to write a song about it.
What was your childhood like?
Michelle: Without Melissa, nobody would have ever heard my songs. We grew up in a very musical family but nobody ever became a professional musician. Our father is from India and although that whole side of the family plays music, but they all went into other fields. Our maternal grandmother played classical piano on the radio in L.A. in the 1920′s. Although we studied classical piano, violin and guitar, it was encouraged, but as an extracurricular activity. For as long as I can remember I have been writing poetry. I would write it on sticky notes and stick it in my books to make sure nobody ever read them. Then as I got older I started sharing them with. Nobody would have heard them if I didn’t get Melissa’s encouragement, I just wrote them for myself since it was therapeutic then Melissa said, “Hey that’s not too bad”.
Melissa: Haha, it was definitely not too bad. We were always very thoughtful children and had our own twin code. We were very musical always, we would put on plays and musicals, we have two brothers, so we would force them to be in our plays, of course. We were also extremely shy so the plays were just for us, and then we would just be silent when we were at school. I’m pretty sure we cried when anyone tried to talk to us.

Who would you dedicate “Like Me Most” to?
Both: We would dedicate the song to every person who jumps first into a relationship. It is a sort of confession about the vulnerability of being the first to say how you really feel even though you don’t know what the reaction will be. It’s scary but so brave. It is an anthem for making that leap of faith.
What was the most fun part of finalizing “Paper Doll?”
Michelle : My favorite part of finalizing it was recording the vocals in the studio. Obviously, it takes a lot of time to record an album. I love the vocals because you can really freestyle with that and the record is almost done at that point.
Melissa: It’s so nice to be done with the record and to know that you have put your heart and soul into it. Although it’s intimidating, it feels great to let it out into the world.
Are there any songs on your EP “Paper Doll” that you have cried to while playing live?
Michelle: Of Course! Especially Paper Doll because I even cried while recording that song. I actually cry almost ever time I play that song. Also, my song “Most Beautiful Woman” I always cry during.
Melissa: I pretty much cry during both of those songs too, especially, “Paper Doll”, it gets me every time.
What is the hardest song to play live?
Both: To us the hardest song to play is Like Me Most because it has so much of the rest of the band in it so it’s a lot about listening and being in tune with everybody else. We have a great band so it ends up sounding awesome but we always get nervous before we play it.
Do you guys have any rituals before performing or making music?
Michelle: We definitely give each other pep talks before we perform. We know how the other one is feeling and what we need to hear so it really helps because we don’t have to explain to each other what we feel insecure about. We have some mantras that help us.
Melissa: Yes, we always have our time alone before a show where we always say, no matter what, just sing the truth and connect to the audience, that’s what really matters.
Have any of your exes ever contacted you about any of your songs?
Michelle: It’s funny that you ask because MOST of them have, especially about this album. All of them assume the angriest one is about them. I try never to say which one is really about them or not. That’s my little secret!
Melissa: Haha! I’ll let Michelle speak on that one!
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Both: In 5 years we want to be touring the world more than anything. We love to perform and write songs. We do this because it is our calling so as long as we’re writing honestly and playing, we will be happy! - LadyGunn


Some singers' talents and style compliment each other so perfectly they create something better together than apart. And while that’s certainly true of Macedo, the duo has an even deeper, more instinctual connection: Macedo is the musical moniker and surname of twin sister songwriters Michelle and Melissa Macedo. And as one might expect, there’s a natural chemistry between these Pasadena, Calif.-born, L.A.-based musicians, giving their music a unique quality influenced by their shared childhood and biracial Portuguese and Indian backgrounds.

Following its well-praised 2011 debut, Flags And Boxes, the duo is set to release a follow-up EP, Paper Doll, on Feb. 4. And to get a feel for what Macedo is up to, they’ve shared a new track, “Your Skin Brims,” an energetic blend of piano pop and soulful rock that showcases both singer's talents.


If you’ve ever known a set of twins, you’ve likely seen them closely interact as if finishing each other’s sentences. Melissa and Michelle practically do the same thing in the chorus of “Your Skin Brims.” They share a raw but intimate vocal interplay as they imitate and mirror the other and weave in and out of harmony, while allowing for each to individually shine with soaring embellishments as they sing of the wounded heartache and seething anger of a crumbling romance.

And with whipsmart lines like "I handed you a sentence you would never forget" and later, "I'm about to kiss my worst critic," "Your Skin Brims" proves to be an equally catchy and emotional break-up kiss-off anthem.

Macedo's EP, Paper Doll, is out Feb. 4, 2014. - WNYC Soundcheck


SHOT AT THE DARK has had the amazing opportunity to capture moments in time between artists and their surroundings, and that’s something I could never be grateful enough for. MICHELLE and MELISSA MACEDO are the newest guests to SHOT AT THE DARK, with their delicate voices and ever present warmth in music. Chills were shared, not because of the ocean breeze, but of the gracefulness these two sisters brought to the shore that day.

SHOT AT THE DARK is proud to present Michelle and Melissa Macedo: - Shot At The Dark-Canadian Indie Music Blog


Michelle Macedo and her identical twin Melissa perform together as Macedo. Together they’ve re-released Michelle’s second album Flags & Boxes mixed by Justin Gerrish (MGMT, Vampire Weekend), mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Regina Spektor), and re-mastered by Randy Sharpe (Dixie Chicks).

How did you get your start in songwriting?

I have always kept a journal since about 3rd grade. As long as I can remember I’ve just written everything down, which has evolved into an obsession with documenting everything! I started writing poetry with no intention of showing it to anyone. The first person I showed it to was Melissa and she was so encouraging that I just kept going. Then around 6th grade we both realized we loved to sing but again would not sing in front of anyone. It was really supporting each other and being supported by our friends at the all girls high school we attended.

What most inspires you as a songwriter?

We are both very inspired by poetry, visual arts but mostly real life situations. We are lucky enough to be able to turn our troubles into something better. The more adversity we face the stronger we become. Mostly we like to ask ourselves “Why is it important that people hear this?”

Who are your songwriting idols?

There are so many songwriters we look up to and we have been SO lucky to be able to meet one of them. Matraca Berg is an amazing songwriter and has a real gift at storytelling. Some other huge influences are Diane Warren, Carole King, Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple. That’s just the beginning. We are always striving to be better.

What has been your proudest moment as a songwriter?

Our proudest moment as a songwriter is meeting Matraca Berg when she came to Los Angeles for the Grammy’s and told us that she loved the album. I had no idea what to say. I was speechless.

Why did you decide to join Songtrust?

We registered songs for licensing and Harry Fox Agency recommended Songtrust. When we saw how easy it was to register, we immediately signed up.

Any advice you can share with emerging artists/songwriters?

It always helps us to think about “why is it important to say what you are saying?”. It clarifies the intent behind the writing. Also, a thesaurus is your best friend!

What’s coming up for you in 2012?

We have SO much going on. We are playing currently around California and next at the Make Music Pasadena Festival, June 16th. We are currently ready to record the next album!! It’s going to be a huge job but we have been working really hard to make sure it’s our best and Melissa and I (Michelle) have been trying to perfect our harmonies. We are so excited to start recording! - Songtrust


The debut Macedo album Flags and Boxes from Pasadena natives and twin Los Angeles sisters Melissa and Michelle was just released on Moon Glow Records. They recently hit the Hotel Cafe Jan 14, 2012 and their music is receiving attention from a unique range of industry insiders and media.

Michelle Macedo is the primary singer/songwriter of this twin sister act. They have carved a niche with a distinctive sound that is often bluesy, slightly eccentric and well produced in vintage style.

W.E. Growing up in Pasadena, a core part of your fan base is from Los Angeles. How does this impact your music and what changes have you seen in the music scene through the years in LA?

M.M. Our location plays a huge part of our music. We grew up in Pasadena and started playing around coffee shops and trying to convince our friends to watch us play. In Pasadena, we definitely had to seek out other musicians but once we did the community was very warm. We went to an all girls catholic school and our friends were very supportive of our music which was lucky. The school talent shows were truly our first real supportive audience. I would not have gained the confidence to sing in front of a co-ed audience if we didn't try it there. The more we went out towards Hollywood, the rougher the edges got. The music scene has changed so much! We moved to the East Coast for college and it changed everything. The move had a profound effect on our music. Michelle is the songwriter for Flags & Boxes and suddenly, when we moved away from the sunny places we grew up in, it forced us to look within and deal with some inner demons. We both went to places with extreme winters and we had never seen snow before! Our family is from a Portuguese colony in India called Goa and it is known for it's beaches and rich musical culture so we have been surrounded by music in every way. We are SO grateful for how many people really show up for the shows, it's a surprise every time that there are so many people we don't know! That is really an amazing feeling and a sign that we are doing something right. - LA Examiner- Will Engel


You can never have too much of a good thing! When it comes to beautiful music, lyrics and vocals, twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo (Mah-SAY-doh) are the real deal. Although raised in Pasadena,CA, Michelle and Melissa have a unique East Indian/European background, went to different colleges and abroad programs, and have now formed music layered with their personal experiences. Before forming their own band, Michelle recorded an album, La Luna, showcasing her ethereal sound reminiscent of Regina Spektor or Fiona Apple. The duo’s current album, Flags and Boxes, is available on iTunes. Michelle talked to us for a bit and when we asked what she loves to do when she’s not busy recording, she said she can be found on her Top 5 Online Shopping Sites:
Modcloth — My twin is upset that I found out about this even though she splurges too! Now I CANT STOP BUYING THINGS! Everything is so cute and each item has a really clever name to go with it. I love vintage inspired dresses and trinkets-I’m hooked.
One Kings Lane — Most of the things we can only admire from afar but they have amazing furniture sales! There are some little treasures that are definitely worth the design inspiration.
Etsy — Crafty people go on this site and CREATE. Everything is individual and most likely hand made. We like that we know where it’s coming from and that we’re supporting local artisans.
Overstock— This is where we can actually get things we need like sheets and curtains. The prices are affordable and it’s all on sale!
FAB — This one just put me over the edge! FAB is very specialized and send emails to remind me of all the cute things they have. It’s different every day and it is made by individual designers and artists. It’s always a pleasant surprise.
Get inspired by the twins and their music right here: - Smashbox Yello!


A Conversation with Macedo

Mike Ragogna: We're talking with Michelle and Melissa Macedo. Where do you guys want to start? Do you want to talk about how you got in to music?

Michelle Macedo: Basically, Melissa and I were born into a family in which everybody plays musical instruments. Our family is from a Portuguese colony called Goa, and they are known for being musical. My Aunt came here to be a songwriter, actually, so basically, we've just been surrounded by it. Our dad taught us how to play piano, guitar, and violin.

Melissa Macedo: At every family gathering, we were playing music, since Michelle and I were always together all of the time, we would sing off of each other since we were young.

MR: Obviously, you guys were making music together as play, to have fun together.

Michelle M: When we were three, it started.

MR: So, now you're writing songs, was that by four or five?

Michelle M: (laughs) Not so fast.

Melissa M: We were really just having fun with it and in middle school, after we were trained for a few years in piano and guitar, we really started to write the songs. Michelle writes the lyrics and the music, so she really started to get it down. Then, we were bouncing ideas off of each other in a more serious way in middle school.

Michelle M: There was no song that we wouldn't test out on each other.

MR: Now, you're also twins and even though you were together a lot of the time, you were also independent when you were making some of your music?

Michelle M: Actually, the longest we've been apart before college was two days on a camping trip in 8th grade. So, we decided to go to separate colleges, which was a big deal. It was really traumatic and really painful. Because of that, I wrote the album and recorded it in my last year at college. I was not sleeping; I got a BSA in acting, and I was doing all of this stuff before acting.

Melissa M: I think a lot of the songs have to do with being apart, and the loneliness and the traveling in-between with each other, that's a lot of the content. So, I think it was a great experience and it was difficult, but it inspired a lot of great music.

MR: Would you go into the story behind "Caught?"

Michelle M: "Caught" is the first song I wrote that was a narrative, it was about my relationship with someone who actually worked on the album. So, it was very personal and, basically, I wrote it almost a month before the album was finished. It was one of those tracks that was added at the last minute. Along with "Say Goodnight," which was also another track that was added at the last minute. I was writing up till the very end and emailing songs to Melissa and seeing what she thought and everything. So, it's a really personal one, and I am probably the most interested in this song in terms of writing it. It was different from anything else I had ever written.

MR: What's the perspective of the lyrics relative to what you were going through?

Michelle M: Basically, it's from a narrative point of view. The lyrics are really honest and they were exactly what I was doing. From the beginning, it tracks a love affair from over a period of three to four years. It kind of explains why it's not working out and what the mystery is. There's a lot of miscommunication, there's a lot of frustration, and it affected the process of making the album. It was really intense. For example, it was freezing and the Winter time when we were recording it. That also has a lot of sway in the song and the lyrics. So, like, it's the Fall now of the same year--same old company--and then the driveway of the Winter, is actually his driveway. I fell on some ice, I just noticed how much ice there was everywhere. It sounds crazy, but it just stood out to me there.

Melissa M: I think one of the big part of the lyrics is that we're from Los Angeles, so we never really had real seasons. Then we both moved to the East Coast and all of a sudden there were all of the seasons and what does that do to you, what does that do to relationships and it affects life in different ways. I think the song really explores that and the different moods of each season.

MR: Who is the song about?

Michelle M: (laughs) Let's just say someone really close. (laughs) Yeah, it was about Kush.

MR: Which colleges did you go to on the East Coast?

Melissa M: I went to Barnard College.

Michelle M: And I went to Emerson College.

MR: Your father was so talented, he taught you music.

Michelle M: He is an amazing pianist and that's not his job or his profession, but everyone in my family has a really big ear. My father can sit down and just play anything. The thing about his family is that they all grew up in India and it just wasn't the option to become musicians. So, music is really a huge passion of everyone's and they do it and do it all the time, but it was never an option. I think he was teaching us stuff based on the fact that he couldn't really pursue that. He really just listens to anything and can play it, so he taught us that. Then we started taking lessons and we started getting into our own styles and music. He taught us and exposed us to all different kinds of music.

MR: You're on the East Coast versus the West Coast. What changed about you guys when you got to the East Coast?

Michelle M: When we came to Boston, we hadn't seen snow ever. So, it was a huge slap in the face, it was a good thing, and I think the cold and the weather made me face some demons that I wasn't facing before in the nice perfect weather. It's something about the East Coast. People are darker and angrier.

Melissa M: I also feel like being in New York--and you would probably know this from being in California--the space is different. How you deal with people is different; people are just different in different parts of the country. Space affects that, weather, and I think it was really important for us to see how other people live in this country. There's something about the East Coast that is more focused and getting it down, getting work done and more real.

MR: I have to make a little confession, I grew up in New York City and will always be one no matter where I live.

Melissa M: Oh awesome! I love New York, it's so much fun.

MR: Can you talk about the song "Collect My Thoughts"?

Michelle M: That's interesting, because I wrote that song in a performance arts group that I was in all through college, and I wrote it my first year. It sounded almost exactly the same but I put it away for a while. It was about a relationship that I was having, about traveling for the first time, living in all different parts of the country. We have a big connection with London and we love it there and we go there a lot. We took some programs there and we went to school there and Melissa went to acting school there.

Melissa M: I also had a boyfriend there for four years, so I think "Collect My Thoughts" says a lot about being torn in-between all of these different places. It really is about traveling and living your life everywhere at the same time.

Michelle M: Living your life out of a suitcase and out of boxes, therefore not really being able to stay attached to anyone, and I felt like with the relationships I was having and the potential relationships, it was just too much to almost commit to anything.

MR: Living out of a suitcase is the life of a musician, right?

Michelle M: What's good about that is that it creates more content for music. Meeting new people and traveling is just so amazing for creativity.

MR: Lets get into some other songs on the project. Which song do you think is the most revelatory about Macedo?

Michelle M: I would say that the song would have to be between "City Lights" and "Nobody Is Perfect." "Nobody Is Perfect" because I sat down in one sitting in about an hour, and it's the only song that hasn't changed at all since I wrote it, which I'm proud of.

Melissa M: I think the song that I really connect to is "City Lights." I just feel like there is something really honest about it. That would be my vote.

MR: What's the story behind "Nobody Is Perfect"?

Michelle M: That's what we thought you might say. (laughs) "Nobody Is Perfect" is about a relationship that...it's that point in the relationship that's wonderful and is the honeymoon period. It's the best part, where you just see that person is perfect for you or they are very close to being perfect or that whatever mistakes that they feel like they have made, you can still accept it for what it is. It also has this tone of knowing that disappointment is coming, because that nothing is perfect and I'm not naive enough to think that anymore, to think that everything is going to work out and just for this second, I'm going to allow that. The person that this is about, we dated, and they actually completely broke my heart.

MR: We dated..."they"?

Melissa M: (laughs) She meant "she" did.

Michelle M: Just me. (laughs)

MR: "City Lights" is sort of self-explanatory, but what's the story?

Michelle M: That's actually about the same person and having to deal with that same person after the heartbreak. It was actually after I realized that so much had been going on that I didn't know about and it was a big time of disillusionment. It was a really hard time and what I like about that song is that it's so honest and there's no holding back. When I was writing it, I was crying.

MR: I wanted to throw out there who I thought you were influenced by, artists like Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt. But who actually are your influences musically?

Michelle M: Joni Mitchell is a huge one, Billie Holiday is a huge one, Ella Fitzgerald is a huge one, those are all of the old school ones. As for the newer artists, Regina Spektor is a huge influence, Feist is a huge influence, Zero7 is a huge influence, also Sia who's the lead singer. Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis, I love her songwriting style and everything like that, also Radiohead.

MR: I love that you mention Zero7.

Michelle M: I know it's a random one, but I love them. I think they had a lot to do with the organ that was coming in, the Wurlitzer, and the funky mellow sound that the album has.

MR: It's interesting that you mentioned Regina Spektor. Of course, you share Fred Kevorkian.

Michelle M: Yes, he mastered our album and he mastered her album and I love her so much. I recorded partly in the same studio that she's recorded before. I still would love to met her. I have not, and I would freak out! She is amazing and that just made me convinced right off the bat that this guy was amazing.

MR: There's also Nils Montan's involvement.

Michelle M: Yeah, he's great and he was the engineer. He was very patient and really talented. We recorded with him in Boston and Andrew Oedel in Connecticut. We laid down all of the piano in drums in Connecticut, in a random room, I mean nobody knew what we were doing. It was also just a lot of fun in Boston.

MR: And "Flags And Boxes," can you explain that reference?

Michelle M: Well with the producer and I, through all of the acting classes, which were every day--and there were fourteen people in my class--it was really intense. So, I needed to claim my space and my teacher said I needed to plant my flag, which just became my motto--not apologizing for what I have to say or my space around me. As a woman, I think that I learned to let everybody talk before and that what I had to say wasn't as important. The boxes are what people try to continuously put me in or put us in.

MR: Can you discuss the first track, "I Help Myself"?

Michelle M: Yeah, that was from a long distance relationship I had for two years. It was a way to cheer myself up when I missed him. That's a really honest song too. For the first time on this album, I wasn't afraid to be positive sometimes. Sometimes, I thought it was too corny or whatever, like in "Nobody Is Perfect."

MR: Of course, I wanted to ask you about "Winter Time." Can you go into that also?

Michelle M: Yeah sure. Winter time is really hard on me in general. Going from L.A and never seeing snow, then going to Boston and never seeing a live plant in the Winter. After Christmas, there's still January, February, March, April, but there's really no Spring there. It was really harsh. It really made me face some inner demons. The vibe there is so much darker and so much more real and angry and more real in what they have to say and in the every day. That was inspiring. That song is actually about somebody when I studied abroad in a castle in The Netherlands, it's about that person.

MR: What was being in the castle like?

Michelle M: It was amazing.

MR: Any ghosts?

Michelle M: Yes!

Melissa M: It was very haunted.

Michelle M: There was a ghost named Sophie, and she showed up and she was famous there. I actually have a few ghost stories from there.

MR: Give me a few ghost stories.

Michelle M: Well, the thing about the castle...the grounds are from the 1200s. The castle was built in the 1400s and during World War II, the Nazis occupied it. It was right on the border of Germany and Holland. This girl, Sophie...her dad owned the castle. Originally, they were the first people that built it. She got some fever plague or some disease and she died in the castle in her room, which is now someone's room. One of my friends lived there and my roommate was going to another room to study and there was this creepy living room and seventy people are there at a time. It's really small. She walked in and she was studying while someone was sleeping on the couch and then she started to wonder after a half an hour who that person on the couch was. So, then she went to turn on the main lights and she went to turn it on and the person disappeared. She sprinted back to our room and was freaking out.

MR: So, what advice might you have for new artists?

Melissa M: I would say, just keep going and don't take no for an answer. It's going to be difficult and it's a difficult process being an artist. It's about confronting things that other people don't necessarily want to and if it's something you really want, don't give up.

Michelle M: I would say really try and emotionally confront yourself and be honest before you take anything anywhere else. That's your job. Be honest with yourself in order to write your songs and what your songs are about.

MR: Do you have any other advice in that area?

Michelle M: If it feels like it's getting to be too much, you can walk away for a second.

Melissa M: Yeah, the music industry isn't going anywhere.

Michelle M: Just like with anything, keep yourself safe first and foremost. Yeah, mental health can deteriorate fast in this industry and it's a wild ride.

MR: On the concept of the music industry dwindling, what are your thoughts on that?

Michelle M: The music industry is such a crazy scene, it's changing all of the time. I just hope for the best, I just hope that everything is going well. I really like that there is this huge influence of indie artists and the collective consciousness is jumping on the boat with that one. At the same time, it's distressful because there are so many labels that are out of work. It's just changing a lot into online sales. It's a scary time.

MR: This is the worst of times and the best of times to be an artist.

Both: Yeah.

Melissa M: On the one hand, you have the online world jumping up and that's totally new and different. On the other hand, music appears to be dwindling in terms of what you hear on the radio. But a lot of awesome indie radio stations play a lot of awesome indie music and that's exciting.

MR: It seems there's never been a better chance for indie artists to be recognized and successful.

Michelle M: I totally agree. Look at the Grammys last year. Esperanza Spalding won.

MR: Where do you guys see yourself a year from now?

Michelle M: Hopefully on tour.

Melissa M: Yeah, hopefully on tour to take our music everywhere.

Michelle M: We're playing around L.A. right now and California and we want to tour as many places as possible.

MR: This has been a lot of fun, I do appreciate your time and thank you for coming here today.

Both: Thank you so much. - Huffington Post


I just chanced upon some pretty killer musical talent thanks to a sponsored tweet request. Ah serendipity! Twin sisters Michelle & Melissa Macedo grew up in California and have matching musical skills. I watched their first video Caught from the album Flags & Boxes and immediately fell in love with it. Plus their videos are other-wordly (and I’m really into True Blood right now so it’s working for me.) I’d say their music has a Norah Jones meets Christina Aguilera feel…
I also bet they save a bomb on special effects being twins and all :) here, give them a listen and tell me what you think! xoxo - VOGUE India


"Best place to see live music: The Viper Room is my favorite place in LA to catch a live show.

Best local LA band right now: Michelle Macedo is a local musician who has been on my radar lately."

-Maria Menounos - 944 Magazine


I had to rub my eyes and make sure I wasn’t seeing double. Macedo is a duo of twin sisters, Michelle and Melissa. Their latest release, “Flags and Boxes” is making waves and getting people’s attention. These two young ladies are sharing their world with us through music.

They sing with soft but poignant vocals driving concise lyrical content straight to your heart. They have a bold sound and fearless attitudes. Almost if to say, if you don’t like it, don’t listen. BUT I assure you, you are going to want to listen. Their chops are demanding and haunting; a powerful display of conviction released through an authoritative voice.

Then Michelle comes in with haunting instrumentals that slither around the words like a snake. The music takes over your senses until you are fully submerged into the world of Macedo. There is a mix of soft and strong creating a nicely wrapped package. This CD is proof that big things come out of small packages.
These two woman take their music very seriously. It is obvious you are hearing their life’s work being poured into each song. They are taking over the world one corner at a time. They currently can be heard nationwide and only a matter of time before the world is exposed to their artistry. Macedo’s latest release, “Flags and Boxes” grabs your attention and holds you until the very end, leaving you wanting more. - Skope Magazine


In her song, “Collect My Thoughts,” Michelle Macedo laments, “I’ve never been alone/Not even born alone/I can’t collect my thoughts.” This might be a rather puzzling sentiment until you find out that she is part of a matched set. She is an identical twin.

Throughout their lives, Michelle and her sister Melissa have struggled with learning how to identify and define themselves as individuals. “Everyone thought of us collectively,” Melissa noted. “We needed to become our own people.”

Going to separate colleges helped. “The years apart were good for us,” Melissa observed. But being apart was not their natural state, so the pair eventually reunited as Macedo. However, this time they were brandishing a newfound individuality which allowed the girls to forge a dazzlingly fresh and effervescent artistic symbiosis that was both rich in duality and remarkably unified in it’s focus.

“We’re excited to be back together and working on this music,” Melissa expressed. “We each bring a cool perspective to the mix. We instinctively know what will sound good and what will work.”

Flags & Boxes is the result of their reunion. The album elegantly displays Michelle’s beguiling, feisty nature tempered by her sister’s sweet and pensive personality. With this release, Macedo has achieved a rich, soul-fueled, sensual roar that rattles your bones with it’s raw and passionate delivery.

“Every song represents a time when I’ve used my voice,” Michelle revealed. “Each song is an instance where I’ve ‘planted my flag.’” Concerning the other half of the title, she informed, “I wrote the album in Boston in my last semester of college where I would try to think ‘outside of the box,’ but my boyfriend would try to be practical so I started teasing him by saying he was ‘in the box.’ It became apparent that ‘boxes’ were the limitations and doubts that I put on myself, the labels that other people put on me, and without even realizing it, it became the perfect metaphor. My goal was to plant my flag while his was to put a box around it.”

In writing this set of songs, Michelle learned to trust herself. She realized that what she thought and felt were just as valid as the things going through everyone else’s mind. “It sounds simple,” she pointed out, “but it's hard to understand sometimes.”

Halfway through the album, there is a song that just struts across the room, drops the F-bomb with a biting sincerity, slaps you hard across the face, then turns on it’s heels and is gone. Michelle stated that this song was perhaps the most important song that she wrote for the album.

“‘Nobody is Perfect’ is the only song that hasn't changed since the day I wrote it. It’s about infatuation and the clear road ahead of disappointment. I knew it wouldn't last and I knew if I felt that great, I would feel heartbreak to that intensity. I really tried to replace that one word because I thought it might be an issue on the album, but it was the perfect fit . . .”

“The song also has a great effect on the audience,” she continued. “When people think they know what kind of music we will play for the rest of the set, they are so surprised when they hear this song. Most people get really still and quiet. Lots of people laugh. It's one of my favorites to perform!”

For more information on Macedo, visit www.macedomusic.com. - The Patch


"Most Beautiful Woman"which is only piano and vocals is her most daring piece. There is an unadulterated honesty that is so disarming in its repetition and palpable hurt, it makes Adele's "Someone Like You" feel almost wimpy. Macedo clearly has a full toolbox for songwriting." - Billboard Discoveries


MACEDO, Flags & Boxes (MoonGold): 3.5/5

Pasadena-born Michelle Macedo’s soulful, distinctive alto bears a pronounced similarity to Joss Stone — and, not unlike Stone, she seems to be aiming for a mass audience on these 13 handsomely produced tracks. Accompanied by twin Melissa, producer Kush Mody’s keyboards and a mini-orchestra of strings and French horn, she easily commands attention as a vocalist. But, save for the cello-enhanced “Collect My Thoughts,” “Know When You’re Around,” “City Lights” and “Nobody is Perfect (After All),” - PASADENA WEEKLY


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#37 most popular indie pop artists in Los Angeles - The Deli Magazine


MACEDO consists of twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo, and they're being doubly productive in 2017. The alternative duo have released two singles over the past two months: "Ghost Town" and "Supernatural." They've even put out a remix and a live acoustic version of "Ghost Town," while releasing the music video for "Supernatural" last week (which you can watch now by using the media player included with this article). So what else might they have in store for the rest of the year? AXS connected with the pair for an email interview to discuss their new music and what comes next.

AXS: How would you describe your new music compared to your previous music?

MACEDO: The [first] single is more haunting and raw. “Ghost Town” emerged from a really difficult time. We are hoping audiences take away that the song is a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. In essence, how we're each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It can feel lonely to confront difficult moments in your past, all sorts of feelings can arise; regret, pain, doubt. We hope this single can inspire people to be resilient and brave. To rise above pain in their past and to be the best version of themselves. We truly want to empower people and to help people feel less isolated or disconnected.

AXS: What can we expect then from your upcoming album?

MACEDO: The themes are very different from our previous music because this album explores a deeper and darker side of the past, whereas our previous music had more levity to it. It was a very raw experience to write this album; there was no holding back.

AXS: Since you're already so close as sisters, does that translate into how you work together as artists? What's your creative process?

MACEDO: Our creative process generally starts when we get ideas about a situation the other one is in...Michelle is really strong with lyrics and Melissa will add a melody to it. We sort of go with the flow depending on the song. Every song is so different. You never know when inspiration is gonna strike. As sisters and as musicians, one of us will supply what the other one needs. That is just a part of who we are; our relationship is integral to our art. We love being in the studio and work best late at night. We have written some of our most powerful work at night when the creative juices are flowing. We like to be rehearsed and ready to go before we get into the studio but get some helpful ideas as we hear the song taking shape during the recording process. There is nothing better than writing or recording late at night when there is total silence from the chaos of the day.

AXS: Were you both always intent on pursuing careers in music?

MACEDO: Growing up we were both always singing and writing songs together. Being singers and musicians was just something that happened naturally. Our family is very musical and our earliest musical memory is sitting at the piano with our dad. Our parents were always playing music from all types of genres, from rock to pop to bossa nova and classical. During our childhood we discovered how powerful music can be. We had this amazing antique piano that our mom inherited and that’s what we started playing on. We still write on that piano sometimes! We always knew that music was something we wanted to pursue. We realized it was such a powerful form of self-expression. It felt like a way to transform life experiences into something beautiful, like alchemy. It can truly help people. To express ideas and feelings through lyrics and music is incredibly powerful.

AXS: What's the last great live performance that you've been to?

MACEDO: We recently went to a Regina Spektor concert and we are huge fans. Her music is powerful and important. It feels so visceral and truthful. She’s raw and honest in her songwriting while still having fun. We’ve seen her a few times and each time we leave with a renewed sense of joy because her songs have such an impact on us.

You can download both of MACEDO's new singles, as well as all their past music, on iTunes.

For more on MACEDO, visit their artist page at AXS. - AXS


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MACEDO is preparing for the release of their emotionally driven alternative-pop album titled Ghost Town. To give fans a taste of their electrifying sound, the official music video for the track “Supernatural” premieres now exclusively on Pulse Spikes.

The musical group MACEDO is comprised of twin sisters Melissa and Michelle Macedo. Aside from both being talented singer/songwriters, Stacie and Stephanie appear in the new Netflix show GIRLBOSS as well as starring as the leads in an upcoming James Franco film titled Blood Heist. The visuals of the music video for Supernatural combine both their love for acting and music.

The sisters tell Pulse Spikes about the vision behind the single. “Supernatural was created as an anthem to tap into our own power and discover the magic we have to offer.” Translating the song into film, MACEDO’s haunting, yet beautiful portrayal of anxiety and facing fears head on shows the emotional complexity of the song and show the potential of the ensuing album. “Ghosts in this video really signify inner demons everyone faces. We wanted the seance scene to really force the ghosts to come out.”

"Supernatural was created as an anthem to tap into our own power and discover the magic we have to offer." - Pulse Spikes


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As you probably know we are big fans of women in entertainment. So of course when we have the chance to talk to Melissa and Michelle Macedo we didn’t think twice. Born in CA the twins are not just actresses they are musicians as well. Their upcoming album “Ghost Town” will be available soon. You can check out there music page at www.macedomusic.com.

Our interview with these very talented ladies is below and be sure to watch them in the show GIRLBOSS, currently streaming on Netflix.

GIRLBOSS: What a great show to be a part of. Girl power along with some crazy stories and also realism in coping with how to deal with what you thought you wanted once you get it. Had you read the book? What did you like about the roles?
We read it and listened to Sophia’s GIRLBOSS podcast, we love it! We love the entire message behind the show and were instantly attracted to the characters and the series. It’s all about female empowerment and portraying women as human beings who are messy and flawed as opposed to an impossible ideal women have to live up to. We play a band on the show called “Animated Discussion” and since we are a real band it was so much fun to play the lead singer/guitarist with Johnny Simmons (Shane) as the drummer.

MUSIC: You have an album coming out soon. “Ghost Town” came about when you [Michelle] were dealing with a down time in your life. What is it like to end up sharing such a personal time? Is it cathartic or just nerve wracking? What else can you tell me about the album?
Yes, “Ghost Town” emerged from a really difficult time. It’s a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. This album is a reflection of memories that became a part of our identity. In essence, how we’re each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It was a very raw experience to write, there was no holding back. It’s both cathartic and nerve wracking, it can feel very vulnerable to be so honest, but it’s an essential component to being a songwriter. We hope that others connect and feel empowered when they listen to it.

PROJECTS: Do you guys have any upcoming projects you would like us to look out for? You guys already sing and act, will we see you produce, write or direct anything?
We are incredibly excited to have a just wrapped a film. We were leads in a film starring and produced by James Franco called “Blood Heist”. We absolutely loved the rest of the cast which includes Edy Ganem , Carlitos Olivero, Shakira Barrera and Dakota Love. It was an incredible experience and we can’t wait until it comes out. We’d love to produce, direct and write in the future. Right now we’re focused on acting and music but in the future we’d love to create empowering content.

CHARITY: Favorite charities to support?
We feel very strongly about women’s issues. We have always supported RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and Melissa used to be a Rape Crisis Counselor for them. We interviewed hundreds of women and men and co-created a theatrical show called “Dirty Talk” with our theatre company (World Kin Ensemble) about the spectrum of violence against women, ranging from catcalling to rape. We acted in and toured college campuses around the country with that show. We also performed it as part of USC’s Visions and Voices. We feel strongly about any organization that supports and empowers women. It’s exactly what we try to create in our art. We think as artists it’s important to help the world empower the otherwise marginalized and silenced. - Nice Girls TV


Living every girl’s teenage dream of being in an indie band, Melissa and Michelle Macedo not only portray characters in an indie band in Netflix’s new dramedy series GIRLBOSS, they are living the dream headlining their own indie band MACEDO. In a perfect collision of reality blending with fiction, Michelle and Melissa happily embrace the musical mirroring that life has presented for them. In an exclusive interview, Melissa and Michelle talk about the appeal of working on GIRLBOSS and the incredible opportunities arising through their music.

What initially appealed to you about the roles of Stacie and Stephanie and working on Netflix’s series GIRLBOSS?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: We love the entire message behind the show and were instantly attracted to the characters and the series. It’s all about female empowerment and portraying women as human beings who are messy and flawed as opposed to an impossible ideal women have to live up to. We play a band on the show called “Animated Discussion.” We are the lead singers/guitarists of the band and Johnny Simmons (who plays Shane) is our drummer.

How would you describe who Stacie and Stephanie are?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Well, what was great about Stacie and Stephanie is that they’re an indie twin band and that’s exactly what we are! We get to play a few songs in the show. It was so much fun!

What do you most admire and/or like about your characters Stacie and Stephanie?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: We think Stacie and Stephanie are badass ladies doing what they love and working hard at it, although there was a small moral lapse of judgment on Stephanie’s part.


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How would you describe Stacie and Stephanie’s relationships with the other ladies in GIRLBOSS?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: We don’t want to give too much away , but let’s just say there is a conflict with Sophia (Britt Robertson) on the show! We get along great with Shane (Johnny Simmons) and the rest of the band, played by Kimmy Shields and Becky Poole. We have great chemistry in the band and filming it was like hanging out with friends all day. We could talk about anything with them.

What was your favorite part about working on GIRLBOSS?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Our favorite part on working on GIRLBOSS was getting to work with all of the kickass women. Not only is Kay Cannon extremely intelligent, but she is witty and incredibly kind. Britt and Ellie are so kind, talented and hard working. It was truly an honor to watch all of these amazing women work.

What is it like working with the talented ensemble of actors, like Britt Robertson, Dean Norris and Johnny Simmons in GIRLBOSS?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: It truly was an amazing set, no egos, everyone was kind to each other and treated each other well. That precedent was set by these true professionals. People were having a great time. You really can’t ask for better than that! Johnny Simmons was so much fun, always joking, and he was very respectful during our intimate moment.

What do you think audiences will enjoy about GIRLBOSS?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: I think it will be refreshing for people to see a real, flawed woman who has moments of struggle and doubt yet stays resilient in the face of challenges. It really is so rare to see a woman who is messy and unapologetic for it, it’s a wonderful change and it is represents real life.

Do you get to sing in GIRLBOSS and if so, what songs?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: We get to perform the songs not sing them (they are not our songs). They had that figured out before we even got to set. The songs were a blast to perform. We are releasing our original material right now!


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What initially drew you into the world of song and performance?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Ever since we were little we’ve been performing and writing music together, it’s just something that came naturally to us and there was no question that we wanted to pursue it as a career. We come from a very musical family. Our dad introduced us to music in every genre imaginable. That is how we fell in love with jazz, classical, soul, pop and folk. Our childhood was filled with everything from Sam Cooke and Otis Redding to Debussy to The Beatles. Our maternal grandmother played piano and our dad plays as well. There really isn’t a genre we didn’t grow up listening to. We both grew up playing piano and some violin. Michelle started playing guitar when she was about 11 years old. Today, Michelle plays the piano in the band and we both sing. We have sung together for as long as we can remember. We were always harmonizing and writing songs together. We grew up hitting up the local music scene and started to play live around L.A. when we were 16.

What was the moment when you realize that you had finally “made it” as singers and performers?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: I would say the moment was when we decided that we believed in our talent and work ethic enough to truly pursue it. We both trained in theatre and grew up playing instruments and when we decided we were actually going to go for it professionally we had to make the decision to believe in ourselves. That’s the decision that really changes you, when you know you’re going to commit to yourself 100 percent, even when you fail, you get back up and keep going. I would say that was a GIRLBOSS moment.

How would you describe your style of music?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Indie pop. Feist meets Regina Spektor with some soul.

What continues to be your source of inspiration in your music?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Observing real life situations and relationships around us, sometimes Michelle or I will be in a situation and the other one of us will feel inspired to write about it. Also writing about difficult times in our own lives can be very therapeutic and cathartic. It’s helpful to turn something difficult into something beautiful, like alchemy, that’s an amazing gift that art can provide.


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What do you think you have learned from your professional journey so far?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: I think most importantly, it’s to keep going, believe in yourself, and not to pay attention to the naysayers who are operating out of fear. Always make decisions out of a place of love and be kind to yourself and others.

Are there any cool perks of where you are in your career right now?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: The cool perk is having the privilege to work on amazing projects with talented people. Also, we love being able to choose talented people we love to work with on music videos, photo shoots, etc. We have so many talented friends and love to give other artists a chance to be creative.

Do any of your projects ever leave a lasting impression on you?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Absolutely, all of them do. We recently were leads in a movie with James Franco called “Blood Heist” and that was another amazing experience of being able to watch a true artist work. Also, every set or project is like a different little family, you get really close with everyone and you always keep that special experience with you. We also co-created a theatre show (with Shaheen Vaaz) called “Dirty Talk” about sexual assault on college campuses and we toured campuses doing it. It was an incredibly powerful experience.

If there were one project you would like to revisit, which would it be and why?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: I would say we learn something valuable in every project and push ourselves to be better, I think there’s not one to revisit because each experience is valuable to learn from and then move on. We’re excited for what’s to come.

Has there been any great advice you have gotten?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: The best advice we’ve gotten is to stick with it, keep your head down, keep going and focus on the work, on what inspires you. Treat yourself kindly through the whole journey, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.

What advice would you offer to other upcoming and aspiring singers/performers?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: To keep focused on the work and getting better and to try and enjoy the journey.


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What do you consider to be one of your proudest accomplishments as a singer/performer?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: On the music side of things, I think we’re proudest of this upcoming album, we really stood up for what we believed in and worked hard to make every single song what we wanted. In terms of the performing side, the privilege to work with James Franco in “Blood Heist” and all of the fantastic people on GIRLBOSS, Kay Cannon, Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed and Johnny Simmons. We’re very proud of those accomplishments.

Do you have any other upcoming projects that you can share that fans should keep an eye out for?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: As we mentioned before, we’re leads in the upcoming James Franco movie, “Blood Heist,” directed by Jenna Cavelle and we’re starring alongside Edy Ganem, Carlitos Olivero, Shakira Barrera and Dakota Love. There’s no release date for it yet, but there should be one soon!

At a time when women’s voices are rising to be heard and respected around the country and world, what do you recommend your fans do to lend support in that endeavor?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: We identify as activists and feminists and are all about supporting women’s voices. We would say the bravest thing women can do right now is to unapologetically be yourself, commit to yourself, believe in yourself and your value. You are worthy and your voice is worthy of respect, do what you love and hold your power. It’s so important at a time when people are trying to disempower women, stand tall, be strong and support each other, you’ve got this! It’s ok to mess up, it’s ok to not be perfect.

What do you recommend your fans get involved with in order to further support musical artists?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: Go out and see shows, buy songs/albums, just get out there and support art, it’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Art can inspire and truly help people, as it has done with us.


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Where can fans find out more about you and your music?
MELISSA and MICHELLE: They can go to macedomusic.com or any of our social media pages on Twitter are @macedomusic and our individual Twitter accounts are @MichelleMacedoM and @MelissaMacedoM

To see more of Melissa and Michelle’s fun performances, be sure to check out Season 1 of GIRLBOSS, which is available now for binge-watching on Netflix. Also here are a few of MACEDO’s songs featured currently on YouTube: - Seat 42f


Duality and individuality are overriding themes in the music of MACEDO, the surname of twin sisters Michelle and Melissa, who have taken a lifetime of creative energy and talent to produce their emotionally compelling, richly textured music. Creating electrifying Alternative Pop tunes with empowering messages, MACEDO is gearing up for the release of their new, emotionally driven album, “Ghost Town.”

Growing up in Pasadena, CA in a very musical household, family gatherings for MACEDO always consisted of everyone getting together, singing and playing instruments. “Our dad is a pianist and guitarist and exposed us to all the great records and music spanning from all areas of classical to big band jazz to Bossa Nova to today’s music. There was truly no music he didn’t love. He starting teaching us how to play the piano when we were about 3 years old. Almost everyone in our family plays a musical instrument. Our grandmother was a trained classical pianist in LA. Being an artist wasn’t ever considered an option as a career path but more as a hobby. Melissa and I were determined to make it happen. We grew up hitting up the local music scene and starting to play live around L.A. when we were 16.”

Songwriting as twins offers an extremely unique connection that often involves one twin getting ideas based on a situation the other twin is in. The girls are opposites in nature and temperament, yet are connected by the inexplicable, emotional bond only shared by twins. Never knowing when inspiration will strike, one sister can start a song and the other can finish it. Their upcoming album “Ghost Town” came from a difficult time Michelle faced when struggling with depression and anxiety.

“I had just ended a very long relationship & was experiencing health issues. I felt so terrified and alone. I cut myself off from the world for about 6 months just writing constantly. That utter isolation (besides from Melissa) brought about Ghost Town. It is a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our pasts. “ The album shows incredible creative growth since the release of last EP “Paper Doll.”

The album’s theme of a mystical creative utopia reflects the musical chemistry the girls are lucky enough to experience. All twelve songs (written by Michelle & Melissa) were engineered and produced by MJ Denton. Wurlitzer parts were recorded and played by Khris Kellow (Christina Aguilera).

Learn more about Macedo in the following All Access interview:

What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music? What were some of the highlights? What are you most excited about for 2017?

2016 was a time of learning important lessons and growing in times of challenge. I think 2016 forced us and others to engage in a deeper way which has been exciting. Some highlights of 2016 were really getting into the work and recording our album, making sure everything was exactly what we wanted and preparing to share it with the world. We also shot a movie called Blood Heist, as lead characters alongside James Franco, which was an incredible experience. We also shot GIRLBOSS which was such so much fun, everyone involved was unbelievably kind. We play a band in the show and it was so much fun to combine our two passions. We’re very excited about 2017 because all of the work we did last year will be coming out into the world. We’ll finally be able to see our hard work come to fruition.

Growing up, did all of you both always want to be musicians? It sounds like it was very musical household! Can you recall your earliest musical memory? Could you see yourself doing anything else today?

Growing up we were both always singing and writing songs together. Being singers and musicians was just something that happened naturally. Our earliest musical memory is sitting at the piano with our dad. It was this amazing antique piano that my mom inherited. We still write on that piano sometimes! One thing about having a career in the arts is that usually you have to truly want to do it with all of your heart and soul, so music and acting is what we truly want to do. It was never a question.

What is the best and most challenging part about being in a band with your twin sister?

The best part is that it’s very easy to communicate.We’ve had our own way of communicating for as long as we can remember. It’s like speaking our own language. We’re constantly bouncing ideas off of each other. We’re each very different but we’re very much in sync. The most challenging part is that we can be too quick to dismiss one another’s ideas. We try not to, but sometimes it just happens from being so close.

Let’s talk about your soon to be released album, “Ghost Town.” What was it like putting this collection together? When do you hope to finally release it? How do you think your music has grown since you’re your EP “Paper Doll” was put out?

“Ghost Town” emerged from a really difficult time. I (Michelle) had just ended a very long relationship & was experiencing health issues. I felt so terrified and alone. I cut myself off from the world for about 6 months just writing constantly. That utter isolation (besides from Melissa) brought about Ghost Town. It is a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. I think the music since “Paper Doll” has grown because the themes of this album go much deeper. This album is a lot about the past and our relationships. We’ve grown and developed more as artists since the last EP. “Ghost Town” is a reflection of memories in the past that became a part of our identity. In essence, how we’re each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It was a very raw experience to write this album, there was no holding back.

Can you explain how you two work together to write a song? Does one of you focus on the songwriting and the other the music or do you both equally share these jobs?

We are so deeply connected that sometimes we get ideas about a situation that the other one is in. So, Melissa will see me experiencing a relationship and she will get an idea about a song for it and because I am actually experiencing it, then we can finish it together. Michelle is really strong with lyrics and Melissa will add a melody to it, but it can be switched as well. We sort of go with the flow depending on the song. Every song is so different. Michelle does a lot of the writing in general. We wrote the song “Sea of You” together based on a melody idea that Melissa had, then Michelle flushed out the lyrics added some melody onto the edits of it. You never know when inspiration is gonna strike. As sisters and as musicians, one of us will supply what the other one needs. When I (Michelle) was going through health problems, Melissa was my protector and comforter. When I (Michelle) go to Melissa with new lyrics or a melody, Melissa is a great harmonizer. Some other twin bands don’t like to focus on the fact that they are twins. That is just a part of who we are, our relationship is integral to our art.

Do you have plans to tour this year? Where can people see you perform next?

As of now, we’re planning to tour but don’t have dates to share yet! Check our website for updates!

I understand that you both be appearing in the new Netflix show, GIRLBOSS. How did that all come together? Will you be acting or playing yourselves as musicians on the show? Is acting something that you both have thought of for awhile?

We are both actors so we auditioned for the show and when I (Melissa) read the script I just knew we were perfect for it. We play a fictional band on the show which was a lot of fun! Acting is something that we’ve both just always known we wanted to do. We are both trained actors and have been pursuing it along with music our entire lives. We are equally actors and musicians. It’s another way to express ourselves and to really share our art with the world. We feel passionately about empowering young women so we love to have that thread in our songs and it was serendipitous that GIRLBOSS is such an empowering and powerful show for women.

Who are some of your favorite musicians? What musicians would you love to work with in the future?

The songwriting of Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Claude Debussy, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday and Radiohead were huge influences. We really appreciate amazing songwriting and we feel like all of those artists tell a story in the most impactful way. They are real and honest and can structure a song to make it so effective. The first time we heard Tidal by Fiona Apple we were completely blown away. It was like she was singing our lives and feelings especially “Never is A Promise”. We knew that’s what we wanted to do, to be so honest with ourselves that we had no choice but to feel connected. In terms of musicians we’d love to work with, we love Haim, Lianne La Havas & Lorde. They are all strong women with unique voices.

At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs?

We really hope our music connects with people and helps people to empower themselves. We hope it helps people if they are feeling isolated or disconnected. Emotional sensitivity is such a gift but unfortunately it is not always treated as such. Our entire lives, our sensitivity to the world was treated as a negative thing but it is what makes the human experience worth it. I think the message of the music is to accept imperfections and that humans are incredibly resilient and beautiful as they are. If the song speaks to one person or helps one person connect to themselves in a way they haven’t before, I think it’s worth it.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourselves or your music?

We feel very strongly about women’s issues. We have always supported RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and Melissa used to be a Rape Crisis Counselor for them. We interviewed hundreds of women and men and co-created a theatrical show called “Dirty Talk” with our theatre company (World Kin Ensemble) about the spectrum of violence against women, ranging from catcalling to rape. We acted in and toured college campuses around the country with that show. We also performed it as part of USC’s Visions and Voices. We feel strongly about any organization that supports and empowers women. It’s exactly what we try to create in our art. We think as artists it’s important to help the world empower the otherwise marginalized and silenced. - All Access Music


Popmaniacs — we recently caught up with the coolest new band that needs to be on your radar. MACEDO is made up of twin sisters Melissa and Michelle. The babes recently chatted with us about everything from their new single “Ghost Town,” what it’s like making music with your sister *and* their acting role on the brand new Netflix series Girlboss. Ready for the best part? We’re sharing everything with you! Check it out here:

Popmania: You guys are in the new Netflix show Girlboss, tell us about that!
MACEDO: We had so much fun working on Girlboss! We play a band in the show and we are a band in real life so that came pretty naturally. Everyone in the band was so much fun to work with. We are in three episodes and we were so happy to come back after the pilot. It’s such a badass show about female empowerment and that is what we are all about. It really is a dream project for us. The cast and crew were really incredible to work with.

Popmania: Tell us about your characters!
MACEDO: We play a band on the show called “Animated Discussion.” We are the lead singers/guitarists of the band and Johnny Simmons (Shane) is our drummer. Mostly, we are playing music in the show but we get a few really fun scenes. We don’t want to give away too much!

Popmania: Any spoilers you can give us about Season 1?
MACEDO: Let’s just say you should definitely watch until the end, there is a special moment in the finale! Stay tuned throughout the whole season. It’s a perfect binge watching show.

Popmania: What are you most excited for fans to see in this series?
MACEDO: We love the message of the show, which is that a woman can be whatever she wants to be. She can carve her own path in this world and doesn’t have to apologize for it. She can be messy and vulnerable yet still succeed because of her resilience. That is basically our whole belief system so it works!

Popmania: Is there a fun fact about the show that fans might be surprised to find out?
MACEDO: We geeked out because we got to film at the iconic recording studios Sunset Sound. It was a dream come true, other artists who have recorded there include Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Carole King, Elton John, Prince, and Michael Jackson among many others. We were in good company! - Pop Mania


Ever feel haunted by the past? MACEDO has just the song for you. Made up of twins Michelle and Melissa, this duo has released a chilling lyric video to go with their song “Ghost Town”.

The two grew up in a musical household in California, where family gatherings often included gathering around an instrument. The two were immersed in an environment surrounded by music from a young age, and it’s definitely paid off.

The video reflects the song perfectly, showing the feelings of emptiness and loneliness through intricate illustrations drawn by Ken Christianson. It uses a mix of footage of the doodles being drawn, stop motion, and a timelapse. With these elements applied to the doodles, the video itself is much more powerful with the doodling illustrating the effects that mental health can have on a person. This song was written through a difficult time, as described by Michelle.



“Ghost Town” came from a place of total honesty and vulnerability. It was cathartic and raw to write. The song is about being haunted by the past and allowing it to make you stronger. We hope it can inspire people to be resilient and courageous in times of struggle.

Emotions felt during this video are strong, powerful, and resonate among users watching this video on a social media platform. - CelebMix


Our interview with talented L.A. Based twin singer-songwriter duo Macedo.

Duality and individuality are overriding themes in the music of MACEDO, the surname of twin sisters Michelle and Melissa, who have taken a lifetime of creative energy and talent to produce their emotionally compelling, richly textured music. Creating electrifying Alternative Pop tunes with empowering messages, MACEDO is gearing up for the release of their new, emotionally driven album, “Ghost Town.”

The album’s theme of a mystical creative utopia reflects the musical chemistry the girls are lucky enough to experience. All twelve songs (written by Michelle & Melissa) were engineered and produced by MJ Denton. Wurlitzer parts were recorded and played by Khris Kellow (Christina Aguilera).

What is your musical background?

We come from a very musical family. Our dad introduced us to music in every genre imaginable. That is how we fell in love with jazz, classical, soul, pop and folk. Our childhood was filled with everything from Sam Cooke and Otis Redding to Debussy to The Beatles. Our maternal grandmother played piano and our Dad plays as well. There really isn’t a genre we didn’t grow up listening to. We both grew up playing piano and some violin. Michelle started playing guitar when she was about 11 years old and has been playing ever since. Today, Michelle plays the piano in the band and we both sing. We have sung together for as long as we can remember. We were always harmonizing and writing songs together. We grew up hitting up the local music scene and started to play live around L.A. when we were 16.

Do you guys have any music influences?

Yes! Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Claude Debussy, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Radiohead were huge influences. We really appreciate amazing songwriting and we feel like all of those artists tell a story in such an impactful way. We knew we wanted to affect other people in that same way.

What is your next goal as musicians?

Our goal as musicians is to keep evolving and stay true to the sound that encapsulates the next musical phase of our career. In each project we have done, we can very clearly hear emotionally where we were. We would love to get on the road with this next album and connect with people. We want to continue to tell stories that could help others with any challenges, especially if they are feeling alone.

Tell us about “Ghost Town”?

“Ghost Town” emerged from a really difficult time. It is a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. This album is a lot about the past and our relationships. “Ghost Town” is a reflection of memories that became a part of our identity. In essence, how we’re each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It was a very raw experience to write this album, there was no holding back.

Why the name of “Ghost Town”?

“Ghost Town” was the title that encompassed all of the isolation I was feeling. The only person I could talk to was Melissa. So we banded together and started writing. I really needed to emerge from that incredibly difficult experience to create “Ghost Town”.

Define your sound in 3 words?

Haunting, Raw, Empowering.

Did you guys write any of the songs in this album?

Yes, we write all of our songs.

Tell us about your characters on #Girlboss.

We play a band on the show, so it was a very natural part to play. We were so excited when we read the script because it was written for a twin band. The show is really fun and empowering. We had so much fun on the set.

Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?

As Angeleno’s there are so many options for a perfect Sunday. We love to hike and be outdoors and of course try out the brunch spots. We like to use Sundays to unplug and get grounded for the week ahead. After hiking, we like to get in as much time as possible in our PJ’s and watch movies.

How’s a normal day in your life?

No two days are alike but you’ll usually find us rehearsing for a show, writing songs or preparing an audition. We try to have some consistency, for example we like to meditate and exercise to stay balanced.

What are the five things you can’t live without?

• Our Animals (our dogs and cats) We are big animal lovers and always enjoy spending time with them.
• Music! We love to have music playing all day.
• Definitely our cars because we are constantly on the go and spend a lot of time our cars here in LA.
• Our cell phones for any last minute auditions or song ideas we can record (and directions of course?!).
• Each other.

Any exciting news you want to share with us?

We are incredibly excited to have a just wrapped a film. We were leads in a film starring and produced by James Franco called “Blood Heist”. It was an incredible experience and we can’t wait until it comes out.

Best advice ever given?

Trust your instincts and keep going.

What do you think of Social Media?

Social media is a blessing and a curse, we love social media because we can connect with our fans and see what other people are up to but it’s also an inaccurate representation of someone’s day to day life, it doesn’t usually represent the challenges people are going through. It only shows the best sides of people. As long as you remember that and take it with a grain of salt, it’s great.

Where we can follow you?

For Music Updates:

Twitter @MacedoMusic

Insta: @MacedoMusic

soundcloud.com/MusicMacedo

Facebook.com/MacedoMusic

YouTube.com/MacedoEntertainment

Individual Accounts:

Twitter: @MichelleMacedoM / MelissaMacedoM

Insta: @MichelleMacedoM / MelissaMacedoM

Facebook.com/MichelleMacedoPage

Facebook.com/MelissaMacedoActress

Quote: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Song: At the moment “Formation” by Beyonce

Movie: “A League of Their Own”

Travel Destination: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Food: We like to eat healthy to keep our energy up. In particular, we like chicken salads (boring, I know). We love sweets as well. When we do indulge we love Churro Borough in L.A. where you can get an amazing Churro ice cream sandwich.

Sports Team: We’re the wrong people to ask but Go Dodgers! - Naluda


Musical twins sisters Michelle, and Melissa Macedo dish about their latest single "Supernatural", and filming "Blood Heist" with heartthrob James Franco. Macedo also tell us about the writing process for their groundbreaking debut album "Flags & Boxes".
Congratulations on your latest music video for your single "Supernatural"! Can you tell me how you guys started the musical duo Macedo?
Thank you! Sure, we started writing songs together when we were about 10 years old. We had both been playing musical instruments and singing together for a while. Michelle had been writing poetry at that point and it just made sense to just put it all together. Even then, we were writing harmonies together. It sort of happened naturally because we work together really well.
Recently you just finishing wrapping production on the feature film "Blood Heist", starring heartthrob James Franco. What was it like working with James Franco, and filming in Ohio?
We filmed in Hamilton, Ohio during the summer. It was a lot of fun and we met so many amazing people on that set. It's a very small town which was perfect for getting into the characters and their lifestyle. It was so much fun and at times emotionally challenging. We are so grateful to James for the experience. It was a true privilege to see him work as an artist. We had incredible castmates that really brought their A game which was inspiring to be around. Also, every set or project is like a different little family, you get really close with everyone and you always keep that special experience with you.
You grew-up in Pasadena, California, and you're father is a pianist/guitarist who exposed you to all different kinds of music. If you could collaborate with any artist who would it be, and why?
Yes, our father exposed us to all types of music. In terms of musicians we'd love to work with, we love Haim, Lianne La Havas & Lorde. They are all strong women with unique voices.
How does being a twin translate into your professional life, and booking roles in Hollywood?
We love being twins! Firstly, you have a built-in best friend. We know we always have each other's backs and we support each other entirely. We would both do anything for the other. The best part of being a twin is that it's very easy to communicate. We've had our own way of communicating for as long as we can remember. It's like speaking our own language. We're constantly bouncing ideas off of each other. We're each very different but very much in sync. Sometimes, there are twin roles that are perfect and sometimes we go out for individual roles. We aren't competitive with each other. A win for one of us is a win for the team. I think being a twin makes us more compassionate.
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Twin sisters Macedo broke new musical ground with their debut album "Flags & Boxes".
Your full-length album "Flags & Boxes", has a very indie rock sound that you don't hear in most modern rock songs. Can you give us some insight into how you go about writing lyrics? Are your lyrics based off personal experiences?
Yes, often times we write from personal experience. We observe real life situations & relationships around us, sometimes Michelle or I will be in a situation and the other one of us will feel inspired to write about it. Also writing about difficult times in our own lives can be very therapeutic and cathartic. It's helpful to turn something difficult into something beautiful, like alchemy, that's an amazing gift that art can provide.

Michelle is really strong with lyrics and Melissa will add a melody to it, but it can be switched as well. We sort of go with the flow depending on the song. Every song is so different. Michelle does a lot of the writing in general. We wrote the song "Sea of You" together based on a melody idea that Melissa had, then Michelle flushed out the lyrics added some melody onto the edits of it. You never know when inspiration is gonna strike. As sisters and as musicians, one of us will supply what the other one needs. That is just a part of who we are, our relationship is integral to our art.
Can you tell us what can we expect from your new album, that's different from your previous work?
"Ghost Town" emerged from a really difficult time. I (Michelle) had just ended a very long relationship & was experiencing health issues. I felt so terrified and alone. I cut myself off from the world for about 6 months just writing constantly. That utter isolation (besides from Melissa) brought about Ghost Town. It's a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. I think the music since "Paper Doll" has grown because the themes of this album go much deeper. This album is a lot about the past and our relationships. We've grown and developed more as artists since the last EP. "Ghost Town" is a reflection of memories in the past that became a part of our identity. In essence, how we're each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It was a very raw experience to write this album, there was no holding back.
What advice would you give musicians/singers who are looking to break into the music business?
The best advice we've gotten is to stick with it, keep your head down, keep going and focus on the work, on what inspires you. Treat yourself kindly through the whole journey and trust you're exactly where you're supposed to be. ​
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Macedo new single "Supernatural" is now available on iTunes. - WeBlab Entertainment


This week I had the pleasure of speaking with multi-talented twin-sister music duo MACEDO, composed of Michelle Alicia and Melissa Ann Macedo. Sometime this year the duo are set to release their brand new album Ghost Town, featuring stand-out singles “Supernatural,” and the recently released smash “Truth Of It.”

Not only are the duo set to release their new album Ghost Town, but they’ve also landed roles in the new Netflix series GIRLBOSS as Stacie and Stephanie, and lead-roles in the upcoming James Franco film titled “Blood Heist”.

During the interview we touch on their experiences of growing in musical household, musical inspirations, their upcoming album Ghost Town, what inspired them to take up acting and much more.



Who are Macedo?

We are an indie duo based in Los Angeles made up of twin sisters Michelle & Melissa Macedo. We love to focus on harmonies in our melodies. We play piano, guitar, sing, and write all of our own songs.

What was it like growing up in a musical household?

We come from a very musical family. Our dad introduced us to music in every genre imaginable. That is how we fell in love with jazz, classical, soul, pop and folk. Our childhood was filled with everything from Sam Cooke and Otis Redding to Debussy to The Beatles. Our maternal grandmother played piano and our Dad plays as well. There really isn’t a genre we didn’t grow up listening to. We both grew up playing piano and some violin. Michelle started playing guitar when she was about 11 years old and has played ever since. Today, Michelle plays the piano in the band and we both sing. We have sung together for as long as we can remember. We were always harmonizing and writing songs together. We grew up hitting up the local music scene and started to play live around L.A. when we were 16.

What artists inspire you?

Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Claude Debussy, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Radiohead were huge influences. We really appreciate amazing songwriting and we feel like all of those artists tell a story in such an impactful way. We knew we wanted to affect other people in that same way.

Pursuing a music career wasn’t always your first choice, what made you stick with it?

Actually, we always wanted to pursue music and acting equally. They both played such a huge part of our lives that we couldn’t imagine one without the other. Each outlet improves the other. We both are incredibly hard-working and give ourselves fully to anything we do, so we always knew it was all or nothing. Of course we had reservations and some family members tried to warn us against it, but we stayed focused and had each other for support. As an artist, it’s incredibly important to have a support system filled with people who want to uplift each other.

You recently released your new single “Truth Of It.” Can you break down the meaning behind the single?

We wrote the song “Truth of It” together. It was really very conceptual from the beginning. We wanted the verses to feel like the reality of the situation and the choruses to feel like a sort of fantasy. It was written about a relationship that just wouldn’t work. There can be a lot of mixed feelings towards the end of a relationship. One minute you’re trying to talk yourself into staying and the next you are trying to get out as soon as you can. We wanted to capture that manic duality.





Alongside your music career, you’ve also landed roles in the Netflix series GIRLBOSS, as well as starring as the leads in an upcoming James Franco film titled “Blood Heist.” What inspired you to take up an acting career?

Acting is something that we’ve both just always known we wanted to do. We are both trained actors and have pursued it along with music our entire lives. We are equally actors and musicians. It’s another way to express ourselves and to really share our art with the world. We feel passionately about empowering young women, so we love to have that thread in our songs and it was serendipitous that GIRLBOSS is such an empowering and powerful show for women. “Blood Heist” has a very empowering, feminist message and we are excited to be a part of that project as well.



You’re gearing up to release your new album titled “Ghost Town’. Can you break down the thought process behind the album?

“Ghost Town” emerged from a really difficult time. It is a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. This album is a lot about the past and our relationships. “Ghost Town” is a reflection of memories that became a part of our identity. In essence, how we’re each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It was a very raw experience to write this album, there was no holding back.

What would you say is the ultimate-goal of your careers?

Our goal as musicians is to keep evolving and stay true to the sound that encapsulates the next musical phase of our career. In each project we have done, we can very clearly hear emotionally where we were. We would love to get on the road with this next album and connect with people. We want to continue to tell stories that could empower others, especially if they are feeling alone.

If you could only listen to one album for a lifetime, what would it be and why?

WOW, That is a tough question. I (Michelle) would have to say Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors”. It is such an incredible album with such a variety of sounds and really encompasses such an incredible story. I love the songwriting on that album. I (Melissa) would have to say Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill”, it was a life changing album and I never get sick of it!

Check out MACEDO‘s latest releases below - Elite Muzik


Discography

Ghost Town (2018)

1. Supernatural

2.Ghost Town

3.Not Smart Enough

4.Truth of It

5. Sleepwalking

6.Best of Both Worlds

7. Sea of You 

8. First Met

9. Good Guy

10. Take Back the Night

11. No Way Out

12. Ghost Town (Remix)



Paper Doll (2014)
1. Like Me Most
2. Remember
3. Your Skin
4. 17
5. Paper Doll
6. Amazing

Valentine's Day (2013) -Single

Flags & Boxes (2011)

1. I Help Myself
2. Collect My Thoughts
3. Have Some Company
4. CIty Lights
5. Caught
6. Ghost
7. Know When You're Around
8. Nobody is Perfect
9. No One Else
10. My Fault
11. WinterTime
12. Say Goodnight
13. Caught (Radio Edit)

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Bio

Duality and individuality are overriding themes in the music of MACEDO, the surname of twin sisters Michelle and Melissa, who have taken a lifetime of creative energy and talent to produce their emotionally compelling, richly textured music.  Creating electrifying Alternative Pop tunes with empowering messages, MACEDO is gearing up for the release of their new, emotionally driven album, “Ghost Town.”

Macedo has recently been featured as a "Single of the Day" on NPR WNYC's Soundcheck , and has played on stations such as SiriusXM Radio, Hot 103 (LA), Star 98.7 (LA), CI-MXFm (Detroit)  and has had massive college radio play around the country.
They just released an album "Ghost Town" which has received praise in tastemaker blogs such as Paste Magazine, In Your SpeakersLadyGunnMagnet MagazineSuicide Girls RadioHuffington PostNaluda MagazineVogue India FuseTV and PulseSpikes among many others. You can check out an entire press list here
They have released 2 full length albums and an EP together. Some noteworthy festivals they have played are SXSW, Florida Music Festival and Pasadena Music Festival. In Los Angeles, they have played many venues including Hotel Cafe (opening for Anna Nalick), House of Blues (Los Angeles), The Viper Room and On the Rox (at the Roxy).
While their music can be described as "otherworldly", their multi-racial background has allowed them to ground their sound in a truly original style. They have a full and vast catalogue of original songs. We are currently looking for a Sync agent for their catalogues and I would love for you to consider this talented duo. They specialize in setting a cinematic mood with each individual track. Here is a full biography.
They have a total Social Media Following of over 80K Followers and recently passed 1 million listens on SoundCloud

Michelle honed her songwriting producing a solo LP “La Luna” in her first year and in a subsequent flurry of creativity, wrote the bulk of the 2011 album “Flags & Boxes” mostly during her last semester.  Armed with a full album of distinguished songs, their first single to radio was the full band edit of “Caught” produced by Khris Kellow (Christina Aguilera), mixed by Mario Luccy (RealSongs) and mastered by Randy Sharp (Dixie Chicks). With their undeniable talent, MACEDO went on to receive massive radio play both all across the country and internationally.

Their recent EP, “Paper Doll,” was based on the soulful tones of Michelle’s grand piano integrated with their breathtaking vocal harmonies. The sound is heavily based on their live shows, which include cello, violin and organ. “Paper Doll” featured a live and raw sound that one rarely hears in today’s music. Every instrument adds a layer of texture to the soothing vocal blends that Michelle and Melissa provide. Specializing in the harmonies, the duo was able to work as a conducive, creative team.

The album "Ghost Town"'s theme of a mystical creative utopia reflects the musical chemistry the girls are lucky enough to experience. All twelve songs (written by Michelle & Melissa) were engineered and produced by MJ Denton. Wurlitzer parts were recorded and played by Khris Kellow (Christina Aguilera).

Ultimately, MACEDO’s goal is simple.  Michelle and Melissa hope to connect and empower audiences all over the world with their relatable lyrics and captivating melodies.  Set to be a breakout year, MACEDO could not be more excited to share their new sound with the world.

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