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Merlot Embargo is a collective of human beings from Los Angeles headed by singer/songwriter and guitarist/producer pair (and wife/husband) Scarlet and Geoff. They write and record out of their home studio in Los Angeles, Ca, and perform throughout the southern California area.
In December 2014 Scarlet and Geoff walked away from an automobile accident that by all accounts should have been fatal. They left the accident wondering what they would have regretted had they been killed, and the answer was immediately apparent: not pursuing their own music. This brush with death unleashed the flood of drive and creativity that propelled them to form Merlot Embargo and leave their creative stamp on the world.
The duo recruited bassist Jeremy, drummer Lonn and some El Paso transplants, brothers and video game composers Dave and Ben to complete their sound. The new members' years of musical experience and good taste led the band in musical directions that they would have never arrived at on their own. Expanding on Scarlet's sultry and powerful voice and Geoff's groovy guitar-ing, the expanded group developed the band's indie/americana/soul/pop sound into something both greater, and subtler. "A modern-day, unconventional family band" is how Scarlet describes the group.
Though they were excited about the music, Merlot Embargo didn't quite anticipate the enthusiasm which fans and bloggers had for their debut album, Don't Look Back. In addition to acclaim from internet critics and indie reviewers ("gripped with beautiful melodies and heart-felt lyrics," "moments of creativity and risk-taking," or "taking the listener beyond the music and into the life of the artist,") Their first music video, How to Survive an Apocalypse, has over 15,000 YouTube views at last count and was recently featured in a mix tutorial by noted mix engineer Matthew Weiss.
Though they're excited about Don't Look Back, they're not ready to rest on their laurels quite yet. While seeking as much industry and online attention as they can gather, they're also diligently at work on new material. They plan to continue performing, and release a series of new singles and music videos throughout 2017.