Skunkmello and friends announce “The First Waltz” – November 15th, 2014 at Spin NYC!


It’s been an unbelievable 12 months for our extended musical family. The Brodegas, Bad Man Yells, Cropdust, and Skunkmello have all churned out fantastic new material. Banana Phonetic continues to torture with scorching live sets while we wait for new material.

We decided to get everyone together for one big party to kick off the holiday season and show our gratitude.

Here’s a playlist where you can check out some of the music from each band that will be there!


The evening also serves as the release party for Bad Man Yells’ new recording “The Tin Can EP”. You’ll also be able to pick up copies of Skunkmello’s “Stars & Stripes” AND Cropdust’s “Old Man Hustle” absolutely free!

We can’t wait to see you all there!

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Skunkmello’s CMJ Music Marathon Profile now live!

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Click above to check it out, and don’t forget to see us at the Bitter End at 11 PM on Tuesday.

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Skunkmello featured in The Queens Courier & Long Island City Press

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Grab a free copy in Queens today!

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“An Evening with Skunkmello” from

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 4.43.55 PMHad a little fun with our friends from Click above for the interview!

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Skunkmello’s “Stars & Stripes” available via iTunes, Spotify and Amazon TODAY!


After more than a year in the studio, New York City’s Skunkmello is proud to present their debut full-length album Stars & Stripes. The album, produced by resident engineer and bass player Ed Cuervo and Mastered by Brooklyn, NY’s own Clifford Lane, has already received rave reviews from Stephen L. Robbins of  and had exclusive singles premiered on world renown music tastemaker Ryan Spaulding’s site Ryan’s Smashing Life and the Award-Winning Canadian Weblog A Music Blog, Yea?

Tomorrow, the guys will debut even more new music from the album with New York City’s own Rodent Hour Radio show and on Friday will perform a majority of the new material at Arlene’s Grocery, as well as standouts from their previous releases – 2013’s Lowlife Dreams and 2012’s Whiskey & Oatmeal.

Catch them on the road this fall playing select cities in support of the new album and at the CMJ Music Marathon in October, where they’ll host an official release party at the New York City cultural landmark The Bitter End. 

The album is also available on CD directly from the band, for a discounted price at  and streaming FREE on!

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“How can three young men play so well, with such musical maturity, that they smoke many musicians twice their age? I have decades of practice on the men of Skunkmello, and I consider myself to be a decent musician, but Jono, Matt and Ed put me to shame. And Skunkmello makes the bands I’ve been in sound like a bunch of amateurs.” – Stephen Robbins


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“Backseat Gypsy” Streaming NOW via A Music Blog, Yea?




“Back in July of last year, we met New York rock and roll blues group Skunkmello. The trio (Matt Bartlett, Ed Cuervo, and Jono Ori) had released two EPs — Whiskey & Oatmeal and Lowlife Dreams — and are soon to release their new album Stars & Stripes (out digitally September 16th)! Taken from the forthcoming release, we’re delighted to share Skunkmello’s single Backseat Gypsy. Listen to the track below, and catch the band while on their Fall 2014 tour or at their official NYC Release Show on October 21st. Trust us, we know they can put on a great live show.”

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