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Melic Thrum

we are melic thrum

'Anything goes' serves as the constitution of Vancouver-based band melic thrum. Formed in 1997 by Canadian musicians Chad York and Mike Peacock, it has quickly become a musical measuring stick against which all bands should stand. With odd-time signatures, thoughtful lyrics, dissonance, and improvisational solos, the constraints of traditional pop music are eagerly shrugged off as this tight little band attempts to break as many rules as they can while still creating a vibe that is as accessible as it is thought provoking. "It's like a game you play with yourself. You stretch the boundaries as much as you possibly can and still try to maintain that accessibility, to have that 'catchy sound'. We've found our way of challenging ourselves to simplify! We aren't rebelling in the traditional sense, we don't bite the heads off bats, we are just two guys trying to write and produce music of substance".

melic thrum's co-founders set out simply to document their ideas, give closure to certain musical ideas that had plagued the two singer-songwriters, the "background noise" that kept rearing it uncommercial head whenever they sat down to write. "We finally decided to do something with it-when something is trying to come out of you, you have to acknowledge it! We started sharing our ideas and began to realize that we could work with this, why not? We never expected to take it to this level but now that we're doing it, we can't seem to stop it! It's very gratifying!"