The Perfect Crime​(​Avail on iTunes/ Amazon)

by Magnolia Memoir



The label debut by Los Angeles Cult Band- Magnolia Memoir. It's been likened to "Gwen Stefani meets Fiona Apple" ... and "Billie Holiday meets Tom Waits with a dash of the Clash"...

“Magnolia Memoir’s new album “THE PERFECT CRIME” is PERFECT BLISS! - It’s as addictive as chocolate caramels. Mela Lee’s honey and cinnamon voice over Alex Burke’s & the band’s exquisite arrangements and crescendo’s, brings to mind the highlights from 1960′s pop, and dazzles the listener with images of some great noir film you think you’ve seen. Funky and soulful, mysterious and alluring, the album’s narrative holds together throughout, weaving a sultry tale of seduction, personal empowerment and longing. It’s the perfect album for lingering in bed on a warm morning with your lover (or someone else’s).” -Darick Robertson (Artist and co-creator of Transmetropolitan, and The BOYS)


released February 28, 2012

Mela Lee – Vocals
Alexander Burke – B3, Vibraphone, Piano, Pianet, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Clav
Gordon Bash – Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Cello
Aron Forbes – Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Matt Lucich – Drums & Percussion

Matthew Santos- The Perfect Crime- Acoustic Version
Toby Karlin - Baritone Saxophone
"Broken Cup-The Revolution Remix"
"Just Might Do"
"My Doorbell"

Horn Section
(Good Girl & I Keep Falling)
John Roberts – Trombone , Brass Arrangements
Jamie Hovorka – Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rick Rossi – Tenor, & Bari Sax

Produced by Charles Goodan
Mixed by Krish Sharma
Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA at Sound Factory & Sonora Recorders
All rights reserved. Copyright 2011 ASCAP/BMI
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Magnolia Memoir Los Angeles, California

Bold, bracing and cinematic, Magnolia Memoir is led by the raw & angelic voice of Mela Lee, with vintage keys, b3 and vibes from Alexander Burke. They are joined by Aron Forbes on guitar & Gordon Bash on Bass. Magnolia Memoir is a perfect mix of beauty, pain, redemption and revolution.

Described as “Adele meets the Black Keys”,... they remain defiantly, singular and utterly unique.
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