TRACK REVIEW: Mleo “Ridiculous”


There’s a new name in LA’s alt rock scene, and it’s a pretty one too. Mleo (muh-lee-oh) is made up of Audrey Reed ( vocals), Victor San Pedro (guitar), Nick De La O (bass), and Elias Vasquez (drums). Together they make progressive alt rock pop with crisp melodies and playful lyrics, all demonstrated on their new single “Ridiculous.” “When did I become so ridiculous?” Reed sings, and we all can relate. Reed sings of an inner turmoil, the “should I stay or should I go now” inner debate we’ve all had in a relationship. With a danceable rhythm and a melody that will be stuck in your heads for days, Mleo’s sound translates from the car radio to the bar perfect for starting dance parties. Three of their members (Reed, San Pedro, and De La) have been playing together since they went to high school in Sacramento.

Describing the band as alt rock pop was my first instinct, but fans with a taste for jazz and funk will dig their sound as well. They strive to mix diverse sounds to blend together to form the ultimate modern rock.

Learn more on their website, and listen to the single “Ridiculous” below. For even more Mleo, stream their previous album Sunken City here.

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