Sam Mellon and The Skylarks

Sam Mellon and The Skylarks

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Cosmic/Twang/Americana/Country/Folk Rock straight out of northeast Los Angeles. A band who have developed a reputation as a unique hybrid of the styles that capture the essence of American music.

Biography

Sam Mellon and The Skylarks, often classified as an "Alternative Country" band, are somewhat difficult to classify. This Los Angeles based band have developed a unique reputation of blending Americana, Vintage Country, Rock and Folk music styles. The Skylarks have been making music together since the Summer of 2005.

The bands current CD release is their debut recording, which was initially begun in September of 2005 at the House of Faith Recording Studio in Oakland, CA with engineer Bart Thurber. Wanting to remain true to their Alt-Country/Americana/Roots-Rock sound the Skylarks recorded to an analog 16-track, 1-inch tape that provided an appropriate sonic palette. Mixing and post-recording production was performed principally by Dave Ray with engineering assitance from Ed Tree and Jon Griffin. Myles Boisen in Oakland performed the mastering.

The Skylarks recording reveals a band in its early origins, giving a glimpse into five unique personalities shaping the soul of their music style while paying respect to the influences which inspire them.

The Skylarks are currently playing in and around the Los Angeles area, and are making plans for the recording of their next album in the early months of 2008.
The finished product captures the sound of the birth of a band that respects the soul of the genuine music which inspires them, and marks as inspiring origin for what's to come from this band.

The Skylarks are currently playing all over the Southern California area. Check their web-page to find out about upcoming performances.

Lyrics

Your New Hometown

Written By: Sam Mellon and The Skylarks

She knows that he just likes the way it sounds, coming through the tv so she turns the volume down, he really should get out today take a look around his new hometown, one too many mornings and there's talk around this town, reaching for the ringing he puts his pencil down, like raincoat shopping on a summers day her satisfactions guaranteed- since they've been out of town, the neighborhood seems like it's changed, all the street lights now require change and the time to buy has been delayed- what's the use in credit lines that they don't even need, cordless telephone rebates repackaged for the spring, mail it out by friday because the expiration is guaranteed, as she threw her shoulders forward between the humming and the ring, they moved just a little too close to the center of the street, and now they're talking like pilgrims and that'll b e the death of me- since they've been out of town, the neighborhood seems like it's changed, all the street lights now require change and the time to buy has been delayed- Is it really such an overwhelming surprise that they just sat by and watched you slowly fading away- she knows that he just likes the way it sounds, coming through the tv so she turns the volume down, he really should get out today take a look around his new hometown

Like the Twilight

Written By: Sam Mellon/Dave Ray

Hate to turn the lights out early
but it's been that kind of afternoon
looking to escape my ugly sins
and every mothers heart says
we must of almost lost our minds
but then again who do we pretend to be

baby just disappears like the twilight

one more strike against me
two more weeks that i will try to slip between
and this time has been like a slideshow clicking through too fast for me to see

holding out on hope that the night the falls on this town brings to us in disguise an easier kind of day
and even know we know that we'll have to let go eventually we're taking turns holding on for dear life

baby just disappears like the twilight

in department store evacuations everyones shocked as she starts to take the lead and i already miss her as she kissed her hand and turned to wave goodbye

baby just disappears like the twilight

and how long will you be away
as i fight to find the words, that i didn't even need to say

how long must i wait, how long will it be for you to find me here and carry me back home again

Discography

Sam Mellon and The Skylarks (LP)

Set List

Setlist consists primarily of original material, which is heavily rooted in 3, 4 and 5 part harmonies. There are a few covers including The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes", and Kenny Roger's classic "Ruby". The Skylarks have approximately 90 minutes of (non-repeated) material which can be played as one long (or abreviated) set, or broken into two 45 minute sets.