Post-grunge meets the blues in Austin-based Andy MacIntyre’s brand new single, “Meloman.” Check out the Track Rambler premiere of “Meloman” below.
With “Meloman” as the lead single, MacIntyre is set to release his genre-bending, six-track EP, Melomania, on April 14 with a release party at Antone’s featuring support from Van Wilks, Jacqui Walker and special surprise guests.
“The title of track two is ‘Meloman,’ which means ‘music lover,’ so the title ‘Melomania,’ I think, implies someone who lives for and through music, it’s part of who they are,” Macintyre said.
The Chicagoan-turned-Austinite specializes in a wonderful hybrid of rock and country, all enveloped underneath a blues umbrella. Transitions between angst and mansuetude fill the single as MacIntyre’s guitar fluidly moves between a gracefully-clean sound to one of distortion. His guitar-forward playing has been noticed by the likes of Austin-legend Gary Clark Jr.
“This dude can play a mean Stratocaster,” said Clark Jr. “I realized that I needed to go practice after meeting this dude.”
MacIntyre worked with Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, Tears for Fears, Blue October), and recorded at Wire Recording with Stuart Sullivan (Sublime, Meat Puppets, Jimmie Vaughan) and Eric Harrison at Studio 601 (MGMT, Capital Cities, Jason Isbell) to produce his EP.