Atlanta, Georgia, USA

50s psychedelic doo wop punk rock - influences -> chuck berry the honeys the clean beach boys the ramones del shannon screamin j hawkins the tornadoes buddy holly the mummies everly brothers ELO the troggs DC5 r stevie moore the angels


Mermaids may seem like the new kids on the block, but their individual musical history and various side projects show their extensive talent and love of the Atlanta scene. With former and current projects including The Fixed Focus (featuring members of Black Lips), The Back Pockets and Gringo Star these guys have influences that make their own blend of 1950s surf punk rock so captivating.

Deemed as one of Atlanta’s best up and coming bands by alt weekly Creative Loafing, Mermaids is a band that has seen a lot of things in a very short amount of time. Founding member, Matt McCalvin (formerly of Gringo Star), along with Noah Adams and Sam Wagstaff (The Clap) have been through drummers and ups and downs to say the least. Mermaids, whose music is described as their own mix of tropical-punk rock-doo-wop, have been in a whirlwind since forming in January 2010. After touring the east coast multiple times, releasing their debut LP (Tropsicle) and rearranging their lineup, the guys have enjoyed national praise from press (NY Times) and radio (CMJ Top 100). Having shared the stage with bands such as Atlas Sound, Fresh & Only’s, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Carnivores, Howlies, The Coathangers and Gentleman Jesse and His Men everywhere from house shows to bars to warehouses; Mermaids have not stopped making music that people love.


Holiday / Whirlpool 7" Single - Pretty Ambitious
Tropsicle 12" Full Length LP - Pretty Ambitious