The Mesmerines sound and attitude are direct descendents of bands that were active participants in Boston 's post-punk scene of the eighties and nineties. Tom Abbott, Mark Robinson, Richard Mirsky and Jon Landy bring their extraordinary musical lineage and experiences together to create a new experience called The Mesmerines.
The Mesmerines are now actively promoting their first 4-song EP. Produced by Hugh Wyman, one of Boston 's best new producers, the EP is a sonic tour de force of songwriting skill and musicianship, providing a small taste of what the public can expect when the band returns to the studio to begin work on the CD. Radio friendly yet uncompromising, stark yet hopeful.
Favorable reviews in the press include:
"At long last, a 4-song CD that hasn't been thrown together for the sake of releasing whatever the band could muster up. The Mesmerines, four veterans of the local post-punk scene of the '80s and '90s have united to record an adventurous effort-driven bouillabaisse, simply titled The Mesmerines. In just over fifteen-minutes, these songs galvanize punk, Brit-pop, psychedelic and garage. 'Raygun' kicks it into gear and is reminiscent of the Cars while 'Aquanetta Jones' is a cross between Social Distortion and Iggy Pop. 'I am the Sunman' has a wonderfully crunchy guitar sound with tight drum and bass in tow, as does 'Beautiful Day' with theaddition of horns and strings. This CD has my attention and I look forward to their full-length in the future.
"Boston's latest super group of sorts get it just right on this enjoyable 4-track EP. New wave, punk, and alternative mesh perfectly without ever losing its re-playability."
The Mesmerines are obviously angling themselves to be considered as not only exciting live performers, but unique and exceptional songwriters as well.