Hudson, New York, USA

Upstate NY's wild and adventurous rock & roll explorers, combining everything from garage rock, jazz fusion and latin percussion into one massive musical volcano. New EP 'Wild Suburbia' out February 1st 2016!


While most bands' stories begin in the heart of an urban epicenter, Meadowhawks story begins in Upstate NY's wilderness and their sound has never left there. Formed in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the members of Meadowhawks met while attending Bard College and came together after singer/guitarist (and drummer during recording) Ryan MacLean composed what would become the group's eclectic debut EP. MacLean sought to marry his love of hook driven indie/garage rock with jazz harmony into a sound as mammoth as the Catskill Mountains themselves. Released on July 20th 2014, the band's debut EP was recorded at Rhinebeck NYs Clubhouse Studios (the room responsible for The National's 'Trouble Will Find Me') and mastered at NYC's Sterling Sound.  In the words of music blog The Equal Ground: "Through these four songs the band successfully defines their own sound that will resonate with anyone who has an appreciation for well-written indie pop."

In the fall of 2014, Meadowhawks embarked on a hugely successful fall tour which included shows at Brooklyn's The Trash Bar, O'Brien's Pub in Boston, Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia and a well received set at Hastings NY's Take Me to the River Festival. The band plans on continuing its momentum into 2016 by releasing its 2nd EP, "Wild Suburbia," which was recorded at Woodstock NY's Dreamland Studios. Yet no matter what stage they stomp on or what they create in the studio, Meadowhawks core philanthropy is not only to prove that music still has worth, but to propel it into the future. You're in for a wild ride ladies and gents.



Ryan MacLean - guitar/vocals

Eli Frank - guitar/vocals

Lucas Henry - drums


Ryan MacLean - guitar/keyboards/bass/drums/vocals

Dan Vernam - bass/keyboards/vocals

Nate Smallwood - guitar

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'Meadowhawks' EP - 2014
Recorded/Mixed by Paul Antonell, Bella Blasko, Connor Milton at Clubhouse Studios, Rhinebeck NY
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, NYC