Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) August 25, 2012
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 and produced their emotionally compelling, richly textured indie pop debut “Flags and Boxes”. Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Michelle and Melissa Macedo were initially influenced by both Portuguese and Indian music as their father emigrated to the U.S. from the former Portuguese colony of Goa in India. Immersed in music and the arts at an early age, they nurtured their unique artistic leanings in close quarters both literally and psychologically. Thematically, Michelle’s compositions on the debut album deal with universal subjects of self-‐discovery, interpersonal relationships and of developing an individual voice.
“Every song on Flags and Boxes represents a time when I've used my voice. Each song is an instance where I've ‘planted my flag’ and each obstacle is another box that is trying to restrict and restrain me,” says Michelle. “Looking back, I realize how much these songs were struggling to say what I have been feeling all along.
Melissa adds: “Everyone thought of us collectively, and compared us to each other-‐-‐she’s the smart one, she’s the funny one and all that. We each bring a cool perspective to the mix.”
The music video for their radio single “Caught” recently premiered on “AfterBuzz TV,” the largest new media platform on the web that does after-‐shows for fans' favorite TV developed by Maria Menounos (Extra ). Maria has been very vocal about her love of Macedo listing them as her “favorite band”. Directed & produced by filmmaker Jason Perlman, the video captures visually the lyrical eloquence and poetic force of MACEDO’s music. Reminiscent of the work of Michel Gondry the music video’s Narrator (Michelle Macedo) takes the viewer through the turbulent relationship of a Photorgrapher (Nathan Nertz) & his Subject (Melissa Macedo) as they struggle to connect in and out of their work.
Macedo worked with several key people in making 'Flags & Boxes': producer Kush Mody (Serial Buddies), engineer Nils Montan at WERS in Boston, co-‐engineer Andrew Oedel at Connecticut College and mixer Justin Gerrish (MGMT, Vampire Weekend). The album was mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Regina Spektor). While the songs are driven by Michelle’s artful acoustic piano, MACEDO’s sound integrates French horn, Wurlitzer, grand piano, electric bass, guitar, violin, cello and organ creating a rich and unique palette. The first single to radio is the full band edit of “Caught” produced by Khris Kellow (Christina Aguilera), mixed by Mario Luccy (RealSongs) and mastered by Randy Sharp (Dixie Chicks).
Named one of the city’s most popular artists by Deli Magazine, Macedo have been performing regular gigs around Los Angeles including Hotel Café, Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, Tribal Café in Echo Park, On the Rox, House of Blues, Florida Music Festival and the Viper Room. Michelle has been honored at the Malibu Music Awards and her songs have been broadcast on numerous radio stations (including Los Angeles’ Star 98.7) and on Delta Airlines, Yahoo! Music, Spotify and Pandora.
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