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“If you don’t do a double take when you hear the music of LA based Macedo you will definitely do a double take to look at the gorgreous twins. Melissa and Michelle Macedo have been playing together for most of their adult lives and hail from a musical family. The identical twins grew up in California and early on got the entertainment bug acting in feature films and starring in commercials. While the look great on screen its their music that shines through them the most. They have been compared to Fiona Apple meets Regina Spektor and at times have R+B influences and hooks that make you sing them out loud, full volume like you are saying all the things you never could to an ex. “Like Me Most” is premiered below and we are sure you will be listening to it all day. Their new album Paper Doll is out on Feb 4. Watch them perform the title track off the ep for LADYGUNN TV and read the interview below!”

“Macedo deftly evens out the ratio with six stellar tracks saturated with honest, insightful emotion on Paper Doll. Not only is the duo’s music extremely appealing overall, but their lyrics are refreshingly…real. Macedo channel a less angry Fiona Apple and an angrier Regina Spektor or Feist (especially on “Skin”) throughout their sophomore album. Although just 25 years old, identical Californian twin sisters Michelle and Melissa sing about self-discovery and heartbreak with power and authority. The tracks are backed by a seamless, magical blend of piano, cello and acoustic guitar that, along with the lyrics, give them depth, each song emotionally resonating with the listener.”

“Michelle and Melissa Macedo are artists to watch out for. Their sound fits well into the surge of strong female artists using their voices to spread important messages with lots of feeling, giving their appeal as a band a wide range. From lyrics to instrumentation, Macedo is a sister act on a well deserved rise.”

"Twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo have spent their entire lives collaborating in one form or another, their lifetime of musical partnership is finally being released to the public in the form of their forthcoming EP Paper Doll. The sisters may look alike, but that’s where the similarities end: each brought her own personality to their work, the result is a lesson in duality and teamwork (and a damn nice sounding one, at that).

“They share a raw but intimate vocal interplay as they imitate and mirror the other and weave in and out of harmony, while allowing for each to individually shine with soaring embellishments as they sing of the wounded heartache and seething anger of a crumbling romance.”

“You can never have too much of a good thing! When it comes to beautiful music, lyrics and vocals, twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo (Mah-SAY-doh) are the real deal. Although raised in Pasadena,CA, Michelle and Melissa have a unique East Indian/European background, went to different colleges and abroad programs, and have now formed music layered with their personal experiences. Before forming their own band, Michelle recorded an album, La Luna, showcasing her ethereal sound reminiscent of Regina Spektor or Fiona Apple. The duo’s current album, Flags and Boxes, is available on iTunes. Michelle talked to us for a bit and when we asked what she loves to do when she’s not busy recording, she said she can be found on her Top 5 Online Shopping Sites: (Visit Link for rest of article)”

“I just chanced upon some pretty killer musical talent thanks to a sponsored tweet request. Ah serendipity! Twin sisters Michelle & Melissa Macedo grew up in California and have matching musical skills. I watched their first video Caught from the album Flags & Boxes and immediately fell in love with it. Plus their videos are other-wordly (and I’m really into True Blood right now so it’s working for me.) I’d say their music has a Norah Jones meets Christina Aguilera feel… I also bet they save a bomb on special effects being twins and all :) here, give them a listen and tell me what you think! xoxo (Please Visit Link for Rest of Article)”

“A Conversation with Macedo Mike Ragogna: We're talking with Michelle and Melissa Macedo. Where do you guys want to start? Do you want to talk about how you got in to music? Michelle Macedo: Basically, Melissa and I were born into a family in which everybody plays musical instruments. Our family is from a Portuguese colony called Goa, and they are known for being musical. My Aunt came here to be a songwriter, actually, so basically, we've just been surrounded by it. Our dad taught us how to play piano, guitar, and violin. Melissa Macedo: At every family gathering, we were playing music, since Michelle and I were always together all of the time, we would sing off of each other since we were young. MR: Obviously, you guys were making music together as play, to have fun together. Michelle M: When we were three, it started. MR: So, now you're writing songs, was that by four or five? Michelle M: (laughs) Not so fast.... (Please Visit Link for Rest of Article)”

"Most Beautiful Woman"which is only piano and vocals is her most daring piece. There is an unadulterated honesty that is so disarming in its repetition and palpable hurt, it makes Adele's "Someone Like You" feel almost wimpy. Macedo clearly has a full toolbox for songwriting."

“Los Angeles-based singer songwriter Michelle Macedo and her twin sister Melissa, aka MACEDO, are gearing up to introduce their compelling and richly textured eponymous debut album, FLAGS AND BOXES, just out on Moon Gold Records. Anchored by the emotionally complex songwriting and magnetic vocals of Michelle, FLAGS AND BOXES is a strikingly assured showcase for the young duo. Born in Pasadena, California, the two have put together a stunning debut with the help of producer Kush Mody (Serial Buddies) and mixer Justin Gerrish (MGMT, Vampire Weekend). The album was mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Regina Spektor) and Nils Montan was engineer. MACEDO’s debut single “Caught” will be promoted to Non Comm radio beginning November 21st. The radio edit was produced by Khris Kellow (Christina Aguilera), mixed by Mario Luccy (RealSongs) and mastered by Randy Sharp (Dixie Chicks). FLAGS AND BOXES is available everywhere on Moon Gold Records...(Please Visit Link for Rest of Article)”

“The debut Macedo album Flags and Boxes from Pasadena natives and twin Los Angeles sisters Melissa and Michelle was just released on Moon Glow Records. They recently hit the Hotel Cafe Jan 14, 2012 and their music is receiving attention from a unique range of industry insiders and media. Michelle Macedo is the primary singer/songwriter of this twin sister act. They have carved a niche with a distinctive sound that is often bluesy, slightly eccentric and well produced in vintage style. M.M. Our location plays a huge part of our music. We grew up in Pasadena and started playing around coffee shops and trying to convince our friends to watch us play. In Pasadena, we definitely had to seek out other musicians but once we did the community was very warm. We went to an all girls catholic school and our friends were very supportive of our music which was lucky. (Enjoy the rest online at the site available....)”

“I had to rub my eyes and make sure I wasn’t seeing double. Macedo is a duo of twin sisters, Michelle and Melissa. Their latest release, “Flags and Boxes” is making waves and getting people’s attention. These two young ladies are sharing their world with us through music. They sing with soft but poignant vocals driving concise lyrical content straight to your heart. They have a bold sound and fearless attitudes. Almost if to say, if you don’t like it, don’t listen. BUT I assure you, you are going to want to listen. Their chops are demanding and haunting; a powerful display of conviction released through an authoritative voice. Then Michelle comes in with haunting instrumentals that slither around the words like a snake. The music takes over your senses until you are fully submerged into the world of Macedo. There is a mix of soft and strong creating a nicely wrapped package. This CD is proof that big things come out of small packages...(Please Visit Link for Rest of Article)”

“In her song, “Collect My Thoughts,” Michelle Macedo laments, “I’ve never been alone/Not even born alone/I can’t collect my thoughts.” This might be a rather puzzling sentiment until you find out that she is part of a matched set. She is an identical twin. Throughout their lives, Michelle and her sister Melissa have struggled with learning how to identify and define themselves as individuals. “Everyone thought of us collectively,” Melissa noted. “We needed to become our own people.” Going to separate colleges helped. “The years apart were good for us,” Melissa observed. But being apart was not their natural state, so the pair eventually reunited as Macedo. However, this time they were brandishing a newfound individuality which allowed the girls to forge a dazzlingly fresh and effervescent artistic symbiosis that was both rich in duality and remarkably unified in it’s focus. READ THE REST on the Lower SouthHampton Patch...(Please Visit Link for Rest of Article”

“SHOT AT THE DARK has had the amazing opportunity to capture moments in time between artists and their surroundings, and that’s something I could never be grateful enough for. MICHELLE and MELISSA MACEDO are the newest guests to SHOT AT THE DARK, with their delicate voices and ever present warmth in music. Chills were shared, not because of the ocean breeze, but of the gracefulness these two sisters brought to the shore that day.”