Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tera Melos release new 51-minute song, tour documentary trailer and announce UK/Ireland dates

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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." -- Wired.com

Sacramento genre-benders Tera Melos have released a new 51-minute-long track called "Echo On the Hills of Knebworth" in an effort to raise funds for an upcoming UK/Ireland jaunt this summer (see complete dates below). Additionally, a full length documentary of the band's recent co-headlining tour with Marnie Stern was shot by Terroreyes.tv for release later this year. The trailer, with snippets of behind-the-scenes road antics and live footage can be seen HERE.   

Tera Melos' lengthy new song is culled from an extensive improvisation recorded in the studio while completing their most recent album, Patagonian Rats. Fans are asked to donate a $5 minimum to download the song, with all proceeds going directly to the band to offset travel costs for their upcoming first tour in the UK and Ireland. Here's how the band explains the release.  

The group launches its overseas dates with the Forbidden Fruit Festival (w/ Flaming Lips, Aphex Twin, Battles and many more) in Dublin, performing on the stage curated by Sargent House sibling label The Richter Collective (home of breakout trio Adebisi Shank).
Tera Melos' most recent album Patagonian Rats landed on many Best of 2010 lists, as well as receiving raves from Wired.com, 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.

Jun 05 - Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival 
Jun 06 - London, UK @ The Macbeth *
Jun 07 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope *
Jun 08 - Bristol, UK @ The Cooler *
Jun 09 - Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Cafe *
Jun 10 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club * 
Jun 11 - Birmingham, UK @ The Temple (HMV Institute)  * w/Shapes, &U&I 
Jun 12 - Leeds, UK @ The Well *
Jun 14 - Glasgow, UK @ Nice N' Sleezy  *
Jun 15 - Cork, IE @ The Crane Lane Theater  
Jun 17 - Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh w/ LITE
Jun 18 - Dublin, IE @ Button Factory w/ Mike Watt & The Missingmen
Jun 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
Jun 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #  

* w/ Tangled Hair
# w/ Le Butcherettes, Adebisi Shank

Artist: Tera Melos
Album: Echo On the Hills of Knebworth
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 10th, 2011

01. Echo On the Hills of Knebworth (STREAM)

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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Tera Melos are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at dave@usthemgroup.com

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