Time for my third 2010 Band Mom add!!
I first met Melaena Cadiz (pronunciation key: muh-LAY-nuh ca-DEEZ) a few years ago, when I started managing her brother’s band (The Terrordactyls). She is just one of the sweetest, most good-hearted and genuinely and beautifully creative spirits I know, and obviously her album reflects those things…it’s so good!!
RATTLE THE WINDOWS
Melaena Cadiz grew up between Kalamazoo, MI, Baltimore, and Singapore, where she began writing songs at an early age when her traveling architect father brought home a classical guitar and a book of 60s folk songs for her and her brother (Michael Cadiz of The Terrordactyls). Later on, after years of living between Seattle and Paris, she settled in Brooklyn.
In 2010, she wrote and recorded her first full length album, “Rattle The Windows”, with the Brooklyn community of country and folk musicians she has become an integral part of, including members of Brown Bird, Matt Bauer, and The Felice Brothers. Her songs draw inspiration from classic country, folk & blues roots, and are deeply influenced by the writings of Richard Brautigan, Karen Blixen, and Mary Oliver.
RIYL: Amy Millan, Bill Callahan, Madeline, Magnolia Electric Co, Julie Doiron, Terrordactyls, Felice Brothers, Loretta Lynn
Start With: 2, 5, 4 FCC CLEAN
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So, time to add this folky/alt-country goodness on CMJ at Top 200! I can’t wait for everyone else to hear how great it is. FYI, The drummer from The Felice Brothers (David Turbeville) plays specifically on tracks 2 and 5 (my two favorites!!), if that kind of thing excites you. Melaena’s also finishing up a music video right now that sounds like it’s going to be the jam, so keep an eye out!
Incidentally, the above photo and the album’s cover photo were taken by Mikael Kennedy, who is also fantastic, so if you’re into photography (or good things in general) you should definitely check his stuff out.