Martian Memo to god
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Martian Memo to god

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Aug
05
Martian Memo to god @ Chiribins

Bellingham, Washington, USA

Bellingham, Washington, USA

Jul
29
Martian Memo to god @ High Dive

Freemont, Washington, USA

Freemont, Washington, USA

Jul
15
Martian Memo to god @ KEXP Audioasis

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

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"Recently, S Dub gave MMTG's CD a great review--so I was excited to check these guys out live. Last week they brought their stuff to The Crocodile in Seattle for a CD release show and they definitely didn't disappoint.

MMTG is definitely a unique sound--which is completely refreshing in the land of 3 chord rock or shoegazing depression that seems to fill a majority of the venues these days. MMTG do have some very introspective/reflective lyrics and singer Kelly McShane a unique voice-reminiscent of the best of the New Wave--but the fact is--they rock--with a capital R.

Their recent set had some technical difficulties--but it was problems with the venue-not the band. During the wait-audience members asked for stories, dancing, accapella versions, etc--as audiences often do when they are comfortable with the band--Kelly responded "I don't know any stories, but I can tell you lies"--how perfect--there's a song right there!

Once the difficulties were sorted out they hit their stride by about the 3rd or 4th song back and one got the sense that MMTG will be playing to much larger crowds very soon. The songs "useless chatter" and "television" were particularly great-and the evening ended with a VERY emotional song and sparse instrumentation--two guitars and vocals--a powerful stamp right at the end of a great night.

Check out a live show when you get a chance--these guys won't disappoint."

Nate Manning - Nate Manning


"It's like a return to 1986 with a few twists from 2006. Part pop, part new wave, and part punk, this is a good album." - Disheveld Staff


"Martian Memo to God are one of Seattle's best emerging bands. Mixing punk energy with new wave sonics and extremely solid songwriting, their debut, self-released CD ends up sounding like a modern day Psychedic Furs with less cheese." - Nadamucho


"They have a great fast-paced garage sound mixed with a bit of psychedlic Martian rock and their use of keyboards works great. When singer Kelly McShane raises his voice, the venom that sneaks in is aces." - Dan Halligan


"Martian Memo to God fold moody, post-punk atmospherics into otherwise supercharged rock 'n' roll" - Jennifer Maerz


Discography

So Go the Dreams of the Rough and Tumble- LP

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Bio

Martian Memo to God started out in 2004 with Kelly and Joe who shared a love of pop melodies and punk/new wave rhythms. Drawing on influences that included The Smiths, Weezer, Nada Surf, The Strokes, and The Ramones, Kelly and Joe began to write and perform songs that would be the basis of Martian Memo To God’s sound. The addition of Mike, Adam , and Paul in 2005, rounded out the musical base for Kelly’s dark baritone voice and gripping lyrics.

Over the past year, the band has been performing at the premier Seattle venues (The Crocodile Cafe/Neumos/Chop Suey) and releasing their debut album So Go The Dreams Of The Rough And Tumble which came out in March 2006. The mix of high energy pop and stripped down numbers will showcase the dynamic range of Martian Memo To God’s sound.