Brooklyn Vegan premiere of “Slimed” video
Melodic math rockers Tera Melos released their solid X’ed Out album last year via Sargent House, and just gave one of its tracks, “Slimed,” video treatment. The video follows a couple of costumed guys with a shitty acoustic guitar from the shower to the swimming pool, and shows all their antics (including playing with a dolphin fountain) along the way. The video premieres in this post above. Directed by Nick Reinhart from the band.
As briefly mentioned, Tera Melos are also touring with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Vattnet Viskar this year, which is a pretty great triple bill. The tour doesn’t hit NYC, but it will be nearby for shows at Amityville, NY’s Revolution Bar & Music on 5/9 (tickets) and Hartford, CT’s Webster Theater on 5/10 (tickets).
Tera Melos — 2014 Tour Dates
04/27 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
04/28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
04/29 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
05/01 - Dallas, TX @ Trees *
05/02 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
05/03 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
05/04 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory *
05/05 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cafe And Bar *
05/06 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
05/07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
05/09 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music *
05/10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre *
05/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
05/12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
05/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
05/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/23 - Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
05/24 - Fresno, CA @ Golden Parking Lot
06/13 - Osaka, Japan @ Shangri-La^
06/13 - Nagoya, Japan @ Tokuzo^
06/20 - Tokyo, Japan @ Liquidroom^
* w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Vattnet Viskar
^ - w/ LITE
Tera Melos return to JAPAN - June 2014
The last time Tera Melos toured Japan it was back in October of 2010 with LITE and Mike Watt & the Missing Men. (Photo above) We are delighted to announce that Tera Melos will return to Japan for 3 special shows joining LITE once again in June.
TERA MELOS & LITE - 2014
June 13 - Osaka, SHANGRI-LA
June 14 - Nagoya, TOKUZO
June 20 - Tokyo, LIQUIDROOM
Japan tour news here
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Check out this live clip below of Tera Melos from 2009 sold out show in Tokyo
Tera Melos start tour on April 27th with Dillinger Escape Plan
Tera Melos start their tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Vattnet Viskar on April 27th through May 10th. They have also added a bunch of their own shows starting May 11th. Heck, we might even still add a few more soon.. .
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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN // TERA MELOS // VATTNET VISKAR
Apr 27, 2014 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
Apr 28, 2014 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Apr 29, 2014 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
May 1, 2014 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 2, 2014 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May 3, 2014 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
May 4, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
May 5, 2014 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cafe And Bar
May 6, 2014 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 7, 2014 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 9, 2014 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music
May 10, 2014 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
May 11, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
May 12, 2014 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
May 13, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 16, 2014 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
May 17, 2014 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
May 23, 2014 - Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
May 24, 2014 - Fresno, CA @ Golden Parking Lot
now that is some serious fan appreciation for Tera Melos
Nailed Live Review: Tera Melos in Berlin
Under a bridge is a fitting place to encounter the dizzying rock experimentation that is Sacramento’s Tera Melos on their European tour. For one, they don’t resemble any facets of Berlin’s popular electro night life, and therefore are confined to play at a wayward perch under the metro line. And second, the venue, Marie Antoinette, with its windowed view of the Spree River epitomizes the many post Berlin Wall businesses being displaced by corporate real estate, in which Tera Melos is in good company. They too are too weird to live, and too rare to die.
Melos’ Norcal upbringing was unalterably shaped by the sound of other Sacto band Hella, although it is of little importance which outfit came first. With a moniker in Latin that means “thousand melodies,” Melos’ jangly toggling of mathy leads and frenetic, fill-heavy rhythm made them easily classified as Norcal Math Rock. Yet this cubicle of designation, formed from the aforementioned Hella’s popularity, was too small to encapsulate Melos’ current sound of progressive pedal electronics and palatable indie touches.
Croatian Tour Stories…. the video
The Skinny UK Live Review: Liverpool - February 3, 2014
11.30pm: we are exhausted. And it’s not just due to the lateness of the hour – Tera Melos’ synapse-tangling assault is both brutal and complex, pulverising all thoughts with serrated rhythms and gut-trembling volume. Nick Reinhart’s guitar loops and distorted effects fracture our understanding of what’s going on even as drummer John Clardy pounds our eardrums into mulch. It’s only now, immediately after the nerve-fraying waves of noise have finally subsided, that we begin to make sense of what just happened.
Tera Melos announce US Tour dates with The Dillinger Escape Plan
The enigmatic Sacramento based 3 piece Tera Melos are no strangers to Circuit Sweet.
As previously stated Tera Melos have built up more than a reputation for themselves in the 10 attentive years their name has been known .Nick Reinhart and Nathan Latona found themselves in a tough position following the disbandment of their former outfit- no regard. Needing to continue their music; Tera Melos was formed in 2004 and has since released 1 split, 5 EP’s and 4 albums. Lost an original member, gained a new talent in drummer John Clardy, played copious amounts of live shows and signed to Sargent House.
We’ve had the privilige in interviewing the band on a few occasions including our live filmed interview during their 2012 European tour which you can see below-
In an exclusive interview at Strange Matter, vocalist/guitarist Nick Reinhart and bassist Nathan Latona of Sacramento trio Tera Melos discuss their approach to innovative sound design, zany use of onstage props and music video collaborations with director Behn Fannin.
Tera Melos are currently on a headline tour in Europe. Don’t miss them all dates can be seen HERE
There are few bands who can write a song that is equally melodic, complex, and crushingly heavy in quite the way that Tera Melos do. Even in their earlier, scuzzier part of their career – when the three-piece’s songs really just sounded like a patchwork of fairly disparate ideas and virtuoso instrumentalism – their first, self-titled release was a group of nine songs, ‘Melody 1′ to ‘Melody 8′.
The band have always shirked the “math-rock” genre that is often applied to them, and as their sound has developed it becomes easier to see why. Their sound has followed a very clear and unique progression that is unlike those of math rock bands that they are still lumped in with, like (good friends and label mates) Hella, Maps and Atlases (who have had an interestingly divergent career) and even The Mars Volta.
This has led to their most cohesive, and most complex – sonically, and structurally – release to date, 2013s stunningly psychedelic X’ed Out. With that release, they managed to make their most nuanced and accessible recording, whilst still sounding unmistakably like Tera Melos. This might sound painfully obvious, but for a band whose sound has evolved so much over the years, it is very much worth noting.
Digitech adds Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos to their endorsed Artists
Like a dream come true for Nick to be part of the endorsed artists at Digitech he’s been playing their pedals since his first day on the guitar.
Thanks for the support.
Modern Drummer Feature on John Clardy of Tera Melos - February 2014 Issue
Pick up a copy of the February 2014 issue of Modern Drummer and there is a great piece in the Up & Coming features on John Clardy of Tera Melos. Nice one JC. And Europe don’t miss your chance to see Tera Melos play live starting January 31st in Belfast, Ireland.
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Hanging out with Rob Crow and a bunch of Toys - The Podcast and Videos
When in San Diego, what better thing to do than to go hang out at Rob Crow’s basement and play some songs amidst the toys down there.
You can stream or Download the Podcast of Rob Crow’s Incongruous Show - Ep 22 with Tera Melos HERE - You should all go subscribe to RC’s podcast so you don’t miss out on future weirdness.
Oh and there was videos too… and Thanks Rob for letting Tera Melos go down to your basement.
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