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ForImmediateRelease:

BayAreaMusicEnsemble'OnDolphin'ReleaseDebut
AlbumLAYERSonVinylJuly22,2016

Musictotakeyououtofthegrindandintotheflow

SanFranciscoBayAreamusicensembleOnDolphin
releasedtheirdebutalbumLAYERSonvinylonJuly22,
2016!FrontedbyMelissaLyn,theband'smusichasbeen
describedasIndierockforpeoplethatarehopefuland
curious.Theband'snewalbumexplorestheevolutionsof
ideasfromcuriosityandexperiencetobeliefsandknowledge.
And,findingcomfortwithinthestructuresoffamilyand
communitywhilemakingspacetobe.

Afteryearsofplayingsoloacousticshows,Melissadustedoffherelectricguitarandteamedupwithher
husband,engineerandproducerRyanClarktocreateOnDolphin'sdebutfulllengthalbumLAYERS
releasedonvinylJuly22,2016.Theband'sinfluencesincludeSpoon,AimeeMann,CatPower,BillieHoliday,
JetstoBrazil,Belle&Sebastian&DesArk.

Thesoundsrangefromstraightforwardrockontheopeningtrack'moregooddays',thethickdrumbeatand
dreamysoundscapeof'danceinthekitchen',tothetexturedandorchestraldynamicsof'NewYork'andtitle
track'Layers'.FalafelRockNews

LAYERSThisalbumwasborninabarnMelissaLyn

Freshoutofarelationshipandlaidofffrommydayjob,Ileftthecityonaseriesoftravelsandadventures,landinginaBarnin
NorthernCalifornia.Iwassettlingintomynewhome,reflectingonpoemsandsoundsfrommytriptoAfrica,whenIfinishedwriting
thetitletrack'Layers'andthefollowingsong'WorththeDrive'.Iwasexploringthecontrastinglayersoftraditionsandcomfortamidst
newbeliefsandlandscapes.

InTheBarn,Iwassurroundedby360degreesofnature,withhorsesdownstairsandchickensoutside.Itwaspeacefulandinspiring
andIwaswritingalot.Thesongs'DanceintheKitchen'and'InventingFences'arestoriesofmyassimilationintothenewspaceand
thecommunitythatwasquicklygrowingaroundme.Ibecameveryactiveinthelocalmusicsceneattendingweeklyopenmics.One
night,atBazaarCafeImetRyanClark.Itwasapleasantmeeting,thoughneitherofuspredictedthatwewouldmarryexactlyone
yearlater.

RyanwasbuildinghisrecordingbusinessandhelpedmeprepareandcompletemyfirstsoloEP'Roads'.Wesetupaparttime
recordingstudiointhebedroomatTheBarn.Friendsandbandmatesjoinedusforretreatstylerecording.'Together'and'LaughitOff
'areatributetoacommunityofmusiciansworkingtogethertobringsongsandideastolife.

WemarriedandmovedintoatinyroominthecityofSanFrancisco,ahugetransitionfromthecountryspacethatTheBarn
provided.Writingcontinuedtobethebestwaytoidentifynewfeelingsandreflectonjoysandpains.'Slowdown'and'MoreGood
Days'representthechallengesofacrowdedcitylife.ImadespaceformyselfinYogicchantingandjoinedtheVakChoirproject.'Let
aLittleLight'wasbornasIexploredmybreathandsoundinanewway.


Wefoundmorespaceinalargerapartmentdowntheroadandbeganbuildingourlife,andthisalbum,together.Ryanisanamazing
producerandmultiinstrumentalist.Hisarrangementsandvisionreallybroughtthesesongstolife.

Tosaythatourfriends'vocalandinstrumentaltalentsaddedcolorandtexturetotheserecordingsisanunderstatement.Thesefolks
addcolorandtexturetoourlives.ThesupportintheSanFranciscosongwritingcommunityislikesuperfoodtoadeveloping
musician.ThecontrastinglayersculminateinNewYork.A'cominghome'songaboutLove&Frustration,Wanderlust&Home.

WorthyofaQuentinTarantinofilm,'WorthTheDrive,'byOnDolphinisworththelisten.IndieShuffle

OnDolphinis:

MelissaLynguitar&vocals:AnactivememberoftheSFsongwriterscenesince2008,MelissaLynhostedandcurated,
SongwriterSaturdaysattheExitTheatre.Shehasbookedandsharedthestagewithover150bayareasongwritersandbandsbetween
2011and2015.ShereleasedherdebutsoloEPRoadsin2012andstartedOnDolphinin2015.

AnderaiMaldonadobass:Anderaihasperformedinnumerousmusicalprojectsfromskatojazz...FromPuertoRicotoSan
Francisco.Craftingbasslinesthatmoveyou.

NathanDennenkeys:BornandraisedinthesmallcountrytownofOakdale,California,Nathanstartedlearningpianoattheageof
six.Thoughhetookacoupleyearsofftoteachhimselfguitarheeventuallyfellbackintohisoldpianoplayingwaysandstarted
writingsongs.Hismusichasbeendescribedasamashupofoldsaloonstyle,mixedwithalittlejazzandatouchoffolkfunkifsuch
athingexists.www.nathandennen.com

RyanClarkdrums:RyanClarkisaBayAreamusicproducerandrecordingengineer.He'samutiinstrumentalistcurrently
playingdrumsinOnDolphin,SayDisaster,andInvisibleEnd.Heisalsothesinger,songwriterandguitarplayerforObstacleCourse.
http://obstaclecourse.bandcamp.com

InclosingOnDolphinhasthistoimpart,Peelawaythelayers,livetruth!

TopurchaseOnDolphin's"LAYERS":
www.ondolphin.bandcamp.com

Officialwebsite:www.ondolphin.com
Contact:ondolphinmusic@gmail.com

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/on_dolphin/
Facebook:www.facebook.com/ondolphin
Tumble:http://ondolphin.tumblr.com
Twitter:https://twitter.com/on_dolphin
Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/on_dolphin
Bandcamp:ondolphin.bandcamp.com

Pressinquiries:GlassOnyonPR,PH:8283508158,glassonyonpr@gmail.com