SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

April 03, 2007 12:57 ET

Mêlée Set to Release "Devils & Angels" April 3rd on Warner Bros. Records

On Tour Now Thru May

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- Up-and-coming pop-rock quartet Mêlée are currently on the road previewing songs from their upcoming major label debut album, "Devils & Angels," released today, April 3rd, on Warner Bros. Records.

The Orange County-bred band that Alternative Press says to "Keep Your Eye On" -- vocalist/keyboardist Chris Cron, guitarist/vocalist Ricky Sans, bassist Ryan Malloy, and drummer Mike Nader -- has been touring with Bowling For Soup, Over It, and Quietdrive, and will continue with The Rocket Summer and The Early November through mid-April, and Amber Pacific in May.

Mêlée, who have already appeared on the Warped Tour and performed with The Donnas, Sugarcult, and Motion City Soundtrack, among others, are becoming known for their carefully crafted melodic pop, which features Cron's soaring vocals and emotive piano playing. On "Devils & Angels," which was produced by in-demand studio wiz and 2006 Grammy Award nominee for "Producer of the Year" Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Chris Daughtry, All-American Rejects, Head Automatica), the band display their flair for classic pop hooks, lilting melodies, and feverish guitars. Some listeners may be familiar with the group already. Their debut indie album, "Everyday Behavior," sold 15,000 copies, sparking their signing with Warner Bros. Records in September 2005.

"This album is just about being in your 20s in modern America," says Cron. "It's about our experiences right now -- with life, love, friends -- and asking questions about where we're going and what's going to happen. That's the whole theme of the album."

For more information and to listen to streaming audio from "Devils & Angels," including the first single "Built to Last," visit

Mêlée's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

With The Early November:

April 1                 Lawrence, KS             The Granada Theatre
April 2                 Sauget, IL               Pop's
April 3                 Chicago, IL              House of Blues
April 4                 St. Paul, MN             Station 4
April 6                 Detroit, MI              St. Andrews Hall
April 7                 Cleveland, OH            House of Blues
April 9                 Toronto, ON              The Opera House
April 10                Buffalo, NY              Club Infinity
April 11                Boston, MA               Avalon
April 12                New Haven, CT            Toad's Place
April 14                Philadelphia, PA         The Trocadero

With Amber Pacific:

April 23                Dallas, TX               The Door
April 24                Austin, TX               Emo's Alternative Lounging
April 27                Jacksonville, FL         Fuel
April 28                Orlando, FL              The Backbooth
April 29                Jacksonville, FL         Culture Room
April 30                Tampa, FL                Orpheum
May 2                   Charlotte, NC            Tremont Music Hall
May 3                   Norfolk, VA              The NorVa
May 4                   Washington, DC           The Rock and Roll Hotel
May 5                   Hartford, CT             The Webster Theater
May 7                   Cambridge, MA            The Middle East
May 8                   Providence, RI           Living Room
May 9                   Nashua, NH               Nashua VFW
May 10                  Portland, ME             The Station
May 11                  Amityville, NY           Village Pub South
May 12                  South Hackensack, NJ     School of Rock
May 13                  New York, NY             The Knitting Factory
May 14                  Buffalo, NY              The Buffalo Icon
May 15                  Cleveland, OH            Agora Theater
May 16                  Ann Arbor, MI            Blind Pig
May 17                  Grand Rapids, MI         Skelletones
May 18                  Toledo, OH               Headliners
May 19                  Chicago, IL              Subterranean
May 20                  St. Paul, MN             Station 4
May 21                  Papillion, NE            The Rock
May 22                  Denver, CO               Marquis Theater
May 23                  Colorado Springs, CO     The Black Sheep
May 24                  Salt Lake City, UT       Avalon Theater
May 25                  Seattle, WA              El Corazon

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    Nikki Herceg
    (615) 214-1489