Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tera Melos premiere new video from forthcoming EP, launch co-headlining tour with Marnie Stern

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"Once in a rare while an album comes along that's so fresh and ingenious it redefines what's possible in a field of music. It's been some time since a trio armed with guitar, drums, bass and vocals have shattered the boundaries of convention and pushed the limits of their instruments and compositions like a graceful tsunami of invention. " -- Exclaim!

"Tera Melos has ferociously explored the outer limits of bizarre time signatures and unhinged thrash since its self-titled 2005 debut. But the band's full-length, Patagonian Rats is more akin to the type of freak-pop perversion dished out by daring pioneers like Devo and The Flaming Lips." --

Sacramento genre-benders Tera Melos premiere a new video today for the song "Manar The Magic" via Tiny Mix Tapes. The track is culled from the forthcoming 6-song EP Zoo Weather and deluxe digital edition of their recently released Patagonian Rats album (both via Sargent House). The track, "Manar The Magic" features a spoken cameo by Mike Watt and is posted courtesy of RCRD LBL HERE.

Tera Melos kick off co-headlining US tour dates with guitar goddess Marnie Stern on Friday night, February 18th in Los Angeles. Please see full dates below.

Zoo Weather will be available on February 22nd, 2011 on cassette and digital download. The EP features 3 new songs and 3 remixed tracks (including a remix by Japanese noise legends Melt Banana). All tracks from Zoo Weather, plus two additional songs (a total of 20) will also be available the same day as part of the deluxe digital package for the band's recent full-length, Patagonian Rats

Patagonian Rats landed on many Best of 2010 lists, as well as receiving raves from, Exclaim!, ALARM Press, Impose and Exploding In Sound. Marnie Stern also named it her favorite album of the year in SPIN. MP3 and video links follow below, or stream the entire Tera Melos discography via Bandcamp

Tera Melos / Marnie Stern:
Feb 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo 
Feb 19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 
Feb 20 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch 
Feb 22 - San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven 
Feb 23 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk 
Feb 24 - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall 
Feb 25 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish  
Feb 26 - Tallahasee, FL @ Club DownUnder 
Feb 27 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth 
Feb 28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
Mar 01 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Mar 02 - Washington DC @ Red Palace 
Mar 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church 
Mar 04 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Mar 05 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
Mar 06 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East 
Mar 07 - Montreal, QU @ Il Motore
Mar 08 - Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar 
Mar 09 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt 
Mar 10 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean 
Mar 11 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr 
Mar 12 - Denver, CO @ Moes 
Mar 13 - Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court 
Mar 15 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project 
Mar 16 - Portland, OR @ Branx 
Mar 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill 
Mar 19 - Sacramento, CA @ Townhouse Lodge

Artist: Tera Melos
Album: Patagonian Rats -- Deluxe Digital Edition
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: February 22nd, 2011

01. Purple and Stripes
02. Kelley
03. Manar The Magic (MP3) (VIDEO)
04. Melt Bamanarnana (Melt Banana Remix)
05. Manar The Magic (Pat Hills' Rat Trap Dub)
06. Manar Was A Rat

Artist: Tera Melos
Album: Patagonian Rats -- Deluxe Digital Edition
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: February 22nd, 2011

01. So Occult
02. Kelly
03. The Skin Surf (VIDEO)
04. Aped
05. Trident Tail
06. Frozen Zoo (MP3) (any file format) (VIDEO)
07. In Citrus Heights
08. Skywatch
09. Party With Gina
10. Another Surf
11. Westham United
12. A New Uniform/Patagonia
13. Purple and Stripes
14. Kelley
15. Manar The Magic (MP3) (VIDEO)
16. Melt Bamanamana (Melt Banana Remix)
17. Manar The Magic (Pat Hills' Rat Trap Dub)
18. Manar Was A Rat
19. Frozen Zoo (Thawed Out Mix) (VIDEO)
20. Frozen Zoo (Raleigh Moncrief Remix)

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