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Once deemed as one of Atlanta’s best up and coming bands by alt weekly Creative Loafing as well as, Mermaids was a band that saw a lot of things in a very short amount of time.  Founding member, Matt McCalvin (formerly of Gringo Star), along with Noah Adams and Sam Wagstaff (The Clap) went through drummers and ups and downs to say the least.  Mermaids, whose music is described as their own mix of tropical-punk rock-doo-wop toured the east coast multiple times, releasing their debut LP (Tropsicle).  The received national praise from press (NY Times) and radio (CMJ Top 100). The guys shared the stage with bands such as Atlas Sound, Fresh & Only’s, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Carnivores, Howlies, The Coathangers and Gentleman Jesse and His Men everywhere from house shows to bars to warehouses.  Unfortunately, Mermaids have called it quits but the guys have gone on to form new bands that are going strong (check out Dinos Boys!!!)  But the spirit of what Mermaids was all about and what they meant to this label lives on every time you dream of summer and treat yourself to the tunes on Tropsicle.