SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

October 06, 2010 09:19 ET

iTunes Single of the Week Confirmed for Melee

"The Ballad of You and I" Free to Download the Week of October 5th

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  Orange County rock/pop four piece Mêlée, has had their single "The Ballad Of You And I" selected as the free "Single Of The Week" on the iTunes Store starting, October 5th. The band's new album, The Masquerade, will also be available exclusively on the iTunes Store.

The Masquerade, the band's second Warner Brothers Records album was released in Japan at the end of August to critical and commercial acclaim, debuting in the Top 10 at #7, with the first Japanese single "On The Movie Screen" peaking at #3. The single "Built To Last" from their last album "Devils & Angels" was a #1 hit in Japan and a Top 10 smash across Europe and South East Asia. The band's next Japanese single and video is a cover of the Queen classic "Teo Torriatte" that has already been praised by Queen guitarist and songwriter Brian May who exclaimed "Wow! It's great. Fabulous voice... I feel very flattered!"

Collaborators on The Masquerade, include Kara DioGuardi, Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.), Ari Levine (Cee-Lo Green, Travie McCoy, BOB, Flo Rida) and more.

To celebrate the US release of the album Melee will play an acoustic UStream mini-concert on Tuesday, October 5th at 5PM (PDT) / 8PM (EDT). The band will play songs from The Masquerade and a few of their favorite all time ballads.

The band returns to Japan in October for shows in Tokyo, Osaka & Nagoya:

 10/19 - Tokyo @ Club Quattro, Shibuya
 10/20 - Tokyo @ Club Quattro, Shibuya
 10/21 - Osaka @ Club Quattro, Shinsaibashi
 10/22 - Nagoya @ Club Quattro

Kim Jakwerth / Marleah Leslie and Associates