Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tera Melos premiere new video via SPIN, announce tour with Minus The Bear

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Sacramento genre-benders Tera Melos premiere a new video from their latest album, X'ed Out today via Watch the clip for "Weird Circles" HERE (YouTube HERE), directed by Behn FanninTera Melos also announce tour dates with Minus The Bear beginning Sept 9th. Before then, the trio plays Chicago's Wicker Park Fest on July 27th and the Launch Festival in Sacramento on Sept 7th. Please see complete dates below and specific details (tickets, times, etc) HERE.

Tera Melos also recently premiered songs from X'ed Out via Rolling Stone, Noisey and Pitchfork. The track "Tropic Lame" is available for streaming/sharing HERE and "Sunburn" is available HERE.

Truly great art is that which can't be easily understood and dissected, but immediately resonates nonetheless. Tera Melos' new full length, X'ed Out is just that kind of adventure. The songs transcend in a way that makes you want to sit friends down to hear it, not only to share the experience, but perhaps in hopes that together you can create the world in which songs like this can be defined. It hits mental buttons and flicks internal switches that you never knew existed, while cleverly obscuring the technical precision for which the band has been known. It's remarkably multifaceted, incredibly catchy and perplexing to unravel exactly how it all works.

"It's like visiting a friend who lives on the 14th floor of a building with no elevator, yet he has a grand piano in his apartment," explains bassist Nathan Latona. "How did he get it there? Was it carried up 14 flights of stairs, assembled on site or what? This record is the piano in the apartment with no elevator. We wanted to do all of the tricky stuff in a way that doesn't seem noticeable."

X'ed Out is the culmination of an arc begun on Tera Melos' first proper full-length, Patagonian Rats (Sargent House, 2010) -- a supercollider of 60s pop hooks, Minutemen garage-prog, post-punk evisceration, wiry psychedelia and nearly everything else in-between. Here, the Sacramento based trio burns and simmers simultaneously while situated somewhere without benefit of location services. It's a nowhere land, X'ed Out of the grid, both inviting and daring. Join us.

X'ed Out is available everywhere as of April 16th, 2013 on LP, CD and download via Sargent House.

July 27 - Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
Sept 07 - Sacramento, CA @ Launch Festival

Sept 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Sept 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Sept 11 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Sept 13 - Denver, CO @ Marquee Theatre
Sept 14 - Santa Fe, NM @ Railway
Sept 16 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
Sept 17 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Sept 18 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
Sept 19 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Sept 20 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Sept 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Sept 24 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

Artist: Tera Melos
Album: X'ed Out
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: April 16, 2013

01. Weird Circles (VIDEO)
02. New Chlorine
03. Bite (MP3) (VIDEO)
04. Snake Lake
05. Sunburn (MP3)
06. Melody Nine
07. No Phase
08. Tropic Lame (MP3) (STREAM)
09. Slimed
10. Until Lufthansa
11. Surf Nazis
12. X'ed Out and Tired

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