Rose Melberg

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Rose Melberg
Rose Melberg in 2012.
Rose Melberg in 2012.
Background information
GenresIndie pop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals, drums
Years active1992–present
LabelsDouble Agent Records
Websitedoubleagentrecords.com/
myspace.com/rosemelberg

Rose Melberg is a musician and songwriter from Sacramento, California,[1] currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[2] She has performed both as a solo artist and as a member of Tiger Trap,[3] The Softies,[4] Go Sailor,[5] Gaze,[6] Gigi,[7] Imaginary Pants,[8] Brave Irene,[9] Knife Pleats[10] and Olivia's World.[11]

Melberg was raised by working musicians and following her appearance right out of high school at the International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington in August 1991,[12] she had almost instant success with the all-female band Tiger Trap.[13] The short-lived band garnered a cult following in indie-pop circles.[14] In 2002 she gave birth to a son and lived with her husband and family in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada.[15] She returned to the pop world in 2006 with her second solo album, Cast Away the Clouds.[16] Melberg toured briefly for the album, including a spot opening for Belle and Sebastian.[17] Her third solo album, Homemade Ship, was released on K Records in 2009.[18] The track "Old Days" was featured as Song Of The Day by NPR Music.[19]

As of 2011, she was a part of two groups Brave Irene and Imaginary Pants.[20] In 2019, the band Olivia's World, featuring Melberg along with Lica Rezende and Joe Saxby, released its debut EP.[21]

Discography[edit]

Solo recordings[edit]

Tiger Trap[edit]

  • "Words and Smiles" split 7-inch with Bratmobile (Four Letter Words Records, 1992)
  • "Supercrush" b/w "You and Me"/"Hiding" [volume 36 of the "International Pop Underground" singles series] (K Records, 1992)
  • Tiger Trap (K Records, 1993)
  • Sour Grass EP (K Records, 1993)
  • "Baby Blue," from Julep (Another Yoyo Studio Compilation) (Yoyo Recordings, 1993)
  • "Hiding," from the International Hip Swing compilation [compiled from songs from the "International Pop Underground" series] (K Records, 1993)
  • "Supreme Nothing," from the Stars Kill Rock compilation (Kill Rock Stars, 1993)

Go Sailor[edit]

  • Fine Day for Sailing 7-inch EP (Yo Yo, 1994)
  • Long Distance 7-inch EP (Slumberland, 1995)
  • Don't Go 7-inch EP (Lookout!, 1996)
  • Go Sailor (Lookout!, 1996): Compiles the three 7-inch EPs plus two compilation tracks

The Softies[edit]

  • It's Love (K Records, 1995)
  • Loveseat 7-inch EP (Slumberland, 1995)
  • The Softies (aka "He'll Never Have to Know") 7-inch EP (K Records, 1995)
  • The Softies (Slumberland, 1996)
  • "The Best Days" b/w "As Skittish as Me"/"Stranger" (K Records, 1997)
  • Winter Pageant (K Records, 1997)
  • Holiday in Rhode Island (K Records, 2000)

Gaze[edit]

  • Mitsumeru (K Records, 1998)
  • So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) 7-inch EP (Septophilia, 1998)
  • Shake the Pounce (K Records, 1999)

Brave Irene[edit]

  • Brave Irene (Slumberland Records, 2011)

Tally Ho![edit]

  • I Never Will Marry (WIAIWYA, 2012)

PUPS[edit]

  • PUPS (Green Burrito Records, 2013)
  • Month Long Sleep 7-inch EP (WIAIWYA, 2013)

Imaginary Pants[edit]

  • Imaginary Pants (Lost Sound Tapes, 2012)
  • Channels b/w Seacliff 7-inch EP (Rok Lok Records, 2013)
  • Kites At Night EP (Lost Sound Tapes, 2014)

Knife Pleats[edit]

  • Hat Bark Beach (Lost Sound Tapes/WIAIWYA, 2015)

Olivia's World[edit]

  • Olivia's World (Lost Sound Tapes, 2019)

As producer[edit]

  • Lisa Prank, Perfect Love Song (Lost Sound Tapes, 2019)

Live collaborations[edit]

  • "The Biggest Lie" (Elliott Smith, Stinkweeds, AZ)

Collaborations[edit]

  • The Potatomen – "All My Yesterdays" – vocals on 3 tracks (1996, Lookout Records)
  • The Smugglers – "Rosie" – from Rosie (2000, Lookout Records)
  • Rose Melberg & Gregory Webster – "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)", originally by Ramones
  • The Bright Ideas – "All Is Calm, All Is Bright!" – vocals on "When You Think About Christmas Time" (2000, Popgun Recordings)
  • Rose Melberg & Nick Krgovich – "The Mental Beast Christmas Compilation" – "Coldest Night of the Year", originally by Vashti Bunyan (2009)
  • GigiMaintenant – vocals on "Alone at the Pier" (2010 Tomlab Records)
  • Blanket Truth – "Urban Wildlife" – vocals on "Friendly Haunted Mansion", "Bubble Up" (2012, Lost Sound Tapes)
  • Jay Arner – "Bad Friend b/w Black Horse" – drums (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rose Melberg's guide to Rose Melberg | AUX.TV". 13 March 2016. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Homemade Ship (KLP211), by Rose Melberg". Rose Melberg. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Biography: Rose Melberg". AMG. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  4. ^ "The Softies". The K Mail Order Department. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Rose Melberg's Go Sailor to Get Vinyl Reissue Treatment". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Gaze | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Gigi: Maintenant". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Imaginary Pants". Lost Sound Tapes. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Brave Irene, the new project of Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, Go Sailor, The Softies) preps debut EP for Slumberland | Force Field PR". 27 January 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Check Out Rose Melberg's New Project, Knife Pleats". IMPOSE Magazine. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Olivia's World". CiTR. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  12. ^ Hopper, Jessica (13 June 2011). "Riot Grrrl get noticed". the Guardian. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  13. ^ Robbins, Ira. "Tiger Trap". Trouser Press. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Twee as Fuck - Page 2". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Archive Interview - Rose Melberg". music is love. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  16. ^ "The Rumpus Interview with Rose Melberg". The Rumpus.net. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  17. ^ potatowned (25 March 2006), Belle and Sebastian @ the Commodore Ballroom (03/24/06), retrieved 11 February 2021
  18. ^ "Rose Melberg - Homemade Ship". Boomkat. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Rose Melberg: A Grand Chorus Of Whispers". NPR.org. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Rose Melberg wears Imaginary Pants". February 2013.
  21. ^ "Olivia's World".

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