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Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Lo-fi, alternative rock, experimental
Years active 1999–present
Labels Independent, Columbia, 3E
Associated acts Big Black Delta
Members Jonathan Bates (vocals/bass)
Tony DeMatteo (guitar)
Brian Borg (drums)
Past members Greg Griffith (bass)
Ian Winans (vocalist)
Cami Gutierrez (bass/keyboards)
Scot Ellis (drums)

Mellowdrone is a rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1999. [1]


Mellowdrone started out as a solo-act by Jonathan Bates, but Bates has since been joined by Tony Dematteo (guitar and keys), and Brian Borg. Other members of the band have included Scott Ellis on drums and Greg Griffith on bass.[2] The band's music encompasses a range of styles from lo-fi, indie rock and experimental.[3] Mellowdrone's music has appeared on several television shows, including Project Runway, Six Feet Under, and Cane.[citation needed] "C'mon and try a little bit" was featured in the opening scene of Driv3r. Their song "Oh My," from the 2006 album Box, was featured on the FIFA 07 soundtrack. The song "Fashionably Uninvited" was included in the soundtrack for the 2007 film The Invisible.[4] "Orange Marmalade" was featured in the 2008 film Never Back Down,and also in the movie Fling (otherwise known as Lie To Me), "Beautiful Day" was featured on Project Gotham Racing 2.The song "oh my" was also featured in popular horror movie, Prom Night. Former member Camila Gutierrez (Camila Grey) is now a part of the indie electropop band Uh Huh Her.[5]


...Boredom Never Sounded So Sweet[edit]

  1. [48-17-6]
  2. Ride (Finish Me Off)
  3. Bitelip
  4. My First Love Song
  5. Monsters
  6. Justine
  7. Spoiled Boy
  8. Happy Together


  1. Fall On Your Knees
  2. You And I
  3. Glassblower
  4. It All Makes Sense Now
  5. #3

A Demonstration of Intellectual Property[edit]

  1. Tinylittle
  2. Fashionably Uninvited
  3. And Repeat
  4. No More Options
  5. Ridealong
  6. Beautiful Day
  7. Bitelip

Go Get 'em Tiger[edit]

  1. Bonemarrow
  2. Worst Song Ever
  3. Motivation
  4. I'm Too Young
  5. Pretty Boy
  6. Anglophile


  1. C'Mon Try A Little Bit
  2. Oh My
  3. Four Leaf Clover
  4. Fashionably Uninvited
  5. Beautiful Day
  6. Fuck It Man
  7. Whatever The Deal
  8. Madison
  9. And Repeat
  10. Orange Marmalade
  11. Amazing
  12. Bone Marrow
  13. Limb To Limb

Maquina 7"[edit]

  1. Maquina
  2. Machine (En Espanol)
  3. Settle the Hum (B-Side)
  4. Wouldn't Mind (B-Side)

Angry Bear[edit]

  1. Wherever You May Go
  2. Elephant
  3. Alone=In Your Face
  4. Esmeralda
  5. Big Winner
  6. Sugar
  7. Drinking Song
  8. Lady in Her Underwear
  9. Logged Hours
  10. Button
  11. Jumping Off the Pier
  12. DMT


  1. ^ "Big Black Delta aka Jonathan Bates Talks Influences, Mellowdrone, and Solo Work". Some Kind of Awesome. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Emily Strong. "Hybrid Staffer Emily Strong Talks a Few Minutes with Jonathan Bates of Mellowdrone". Hybrid Music Reviews. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brown, Marisa. Biography of Mellowdrone at AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2007.
  4. ^ IMDb The Invisible - Soundtrack Listing Accessed January 14, 2008
  5. ^ Vesilind, Emili (September 28, 2008). "The dark-glam style of Uh Huh Her". LA Times. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 

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