The Boston Globe sums it up, "Little band. Big Sound." No more needs to be said. Although the only thing "little" about Sirsy is there are just two of them. The rest is bigger than balls on a buffalo.
Listen to the power in their latest recording "Coming Into Frame". You can feel it. It's crank-up the volume music, even when the heartfelt ballads kick in. And why so much power? Melanie Krahmer on drums and vocals, Rich Libutti on guitar. That's why.
And, according to Sirsy a lot of credit goes to Grammy-winning producers, Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Hole, Radiohead, Dresden Dolls, Pixies). According to Melanie, known as Mel to fans and friends alike, "Our fans have said that the energy of our live show hasn't translated onto our previous recordings. They are going to notice a different energy level on this record and it's because of how Paul and Sean worked with us."
Do you know what a click track is? It's like a metronome and is used in recording to keep things perfect. Some believe it can take away from the spontaneity of a recording artist. According to Mel, "On some tracks, Paul and Sean didn't use a click track on purpose. The result is a few of the songs vary in tempo to suit the mood and energy of the song." In other words the recording is real. Rich, the highly talented guitarist for Sirsy says, "It seems ridiculous to remove tempo changes. Listen to 'The Cost Of You'. It speeds up at the end. That gives it the intensity there."