TERA MELOS

El Cheapo Presents Live Video: Tera Melos “Ambassadors of All That is Good, 40 Rods to the Hog’s Head & Guy vs. D.C. Sniper”

Thanks to our friends at El Cheapo for filming this show and sharing this clip of Tera Melos playing some classics including “Ambassadors of All That is Good, 40 Rods to the Hog’s Head & Guy vs. D.C. Sniper” in Vancouver at the Media Club on their last tour.

EUROPE get ready for some old and new stuff to be played on their next tour there starting on January 31, 2014 in Belfast.

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Tera Melos announce headline tour dates for EU, UK and Russia

Tera Melos returns to Europe with a whole slew of shows starting in Ireland on January 31, 2014. Don’t miss them see all show details below.


LOS ANGELES - November 15th SHOW HAS MOVED to The Church on York

Sargent House presents the first ever rock show to take place at the new All Ages venue called The Church On York - located at 4904 York Blvd - Los Angeles, CA . The show was originally to be set in Hollywood at The Troubadour if you bought advance tickets for that show you need to get your 100% refunded from the place you purchased your tickets, please do this because those tickets can NOT be used for this new show (sorry for that hassle). 

To GET tickets for this show only $10 go HERE (no fees!)

The NEW Venue has a rad story and is a place that we all really support started by our friend Graeme Flegenheimer you can read more about why he opened this new place and the philosophy behind it HERE

We are also happy to announce the addition of the new band Creepers featuring Dan and Shiv from Deafheaven joining us on the show, which will be their First LA show ever. You can check out more about them HERE  also on the bill is our tour mates  Zorch and the fantastic Sister Crayon from Sacramento.

TERA MELOS // ZORCH TOUR 2013

Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective ^^
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA (MOVED) to @ The Church on York ^^
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^^
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place ^ (no creepers)
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space

^^ w/ Sister Crayon and Creepers


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Tera Melos play this Fri., Nov. 1, with Fang Island + Zorch at First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. - Philadelphia
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One afternoon last summer, Nick Reinhart drove from New York City to Philadelphia with a special traveler: a plushy, anthropomorphic frankfurter.

“I had my mom make this hot dog man. It’s a stuffed, human hot dog man. It has pants, a shirt, a hot dog for a head and hands and feet and everything,” says the Tera Melos guitarist/vocalist, speaking to PW in early May 2013 before the Sacramento trio took the stage for two sold-out Philly shows. “There was people on the freeway taking pictures. Literally, there’s a big, giant, human hot dog sitting next to me right now, which is pretty surreal and weird.  But it’s just kind of par for the course in this band now to have bizarre things happening.”

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NOISEY Premiere: Nick Reinhart’s Scary Sounds

imageimageimageListen. Not to put all kinds of pressure on you, but if you play some lame-ass songs like “Monster Mash” at your Halloween party this year, expect a significant dropoff in attendance next year. People don’t wanna hear the same old cliche songs year after year. (Except for the Ghostbusters theme song because that song RIPS.)

If you wanna really creep the hell out of your party guests and/or trick-or-treaters this year, play this insanely weird, Halloween-themed ambient noise album from Nick Reinhart of the Sacramento band, Tera Melos, called Scary Sounds. Nick has the highest qualification one can possess for creating a Halloween album, aside from being an actual serial killer: He worked at a Party City for years. Although, that actually might lead one to become a serial killer.

Amazingly, all of the creepy weirdo noises on the album was produced with a guitar. It’s true. “Every single sound on the recording came from a guitar, albeit a very processed guitar, but 100% guitar,” said Nick. “My dream would be for people to play this on their porch to scare the shit out of trick or treaters.”

Make Nick’s dream come true by playing Scary Sounds on your porch while kids come to ring your bell. Then, jump out from behind the bushes dressed as an irate Party City employee. They’ll drop all their stuff and take off running. Boom, free candy.

And catch Tera Melos now on their tour with Zorch and Fang Island on East Coast shows.  Be sure to shout out requests for your favorite ambient jam. “Play ‘Graveyard’ wooo!”

TERA MELOS // ZORCH TOUR 2013
Oct 28  - Hamden, CT @ The Space *
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 04 - Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective ^^
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA (MOVED) to @ The Church on York ^^
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^^
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place ^
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space

* w/ Fang Island
^^ w/ Sister Crayon and Creepers





X’ed Out Remix Out Today - Headline tour starts October 15th

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Tera Melos will head out on their Fall headline tour this month starting October 15th with Sargent House label mates Zorch on all shows and Fang Island joining the bill on the East Coast leg. Both Zorch and Fang Island contributed remixes to the Tera Melos X’ed Out Remixes EP that will be available only on this tour and at the Tera Melos store. Limited to only 500 pieces in rainbow-sparkle 10” vinyl. And is now available every where as digital download. LISTEN IN FULL HERE

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X’ed Out Remix Tracklisting
01. Weird Circles (Nick Reinhart remix)
02. No Phase (Zorch/Shmu remix)
03. Snake Lake (Busdriver feat. Milo remix) (STREAM)
04. Weird Circles (Fang Island/Jason Bartell remix) (STREAM)
05. Turn Every Color Dangerous (Zorch/Zac Traeger remix)

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Noisey Premiere: Tera Melos’ “Snake Lake” Remix by Busdriver feat Milo

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Busdriver links up with Milo for a remix for Tera Melos' “Snake Lake,” and the results are the sort of pillowy opioid-hop that almost makes you forget that shit like is, like, really bad for you. Anyways, Tera Melos is going on tour with label mates Zorch, and Fang Island you can check the dates for that below our premiere. The X’ed Out Remix album is coming out on 10” Vinyl limited to only 500 pieces and will be available on the Tera Melos tour dates and at the TM Store only. Click HERE to hear the Fang Island Remix as well.

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Tera Melos taking it back out with Zorch and Fang Island joining in the ride

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Tera Melos are headlining this Sargent House stacked bill with Zorch on all the shows and Fang Island joining in on the East Coast shows as well. Get in on it. Also along for the ride will be the Limited edition 10” Vinyl Remix album which has tracks by tour mates Zorch and Fang Island. This release is NOT available in stores and will only be on Tour or at the Tera Melos Store and is limited to only 500 copies on rainbow clear vinyl.

Check out Jason from Fang Island’s remix of Weird Circles Here..


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TERA MELOS // ZORCH//  also * w/ FANG ISLAND 
Oct 15 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
Oct 17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 19 - Columbia, MO @ MOJO
Oct 20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 22 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Oct 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf *
Oct 27 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Oct 28  - Hamden, CT @ The Space *
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 04 - Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA (MOVED) to @ The Church on York 
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop 
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Center
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space
 
* w/ Fang Island





Nick Reinhart’s Part 3 of the Pedals And Effects Videos

The response to the videos with Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos has been incredible, so I’ll make sure he and I join forces often in the future.  In the meantime, here’s part three of video series we shot with Nick.  In this sequence, he shows us the second pedalboard he uses on tour with Tera Melos.  There are such unique sounds coming from these pedals, it makes me want to hit eBay and buy every single one of them! You might feel the same way. - Juan Alderete / Pedals And Effects

DON’T MISS TERA MELOS NOW ON TOUR SEE ALL DATES HERE

Once again, much gratitude to Nick Reinhart for coming through 5starr Sound Labs and showing us all of the creative new sounds he produces when pedals combine with his mind and ideas. And if you haven’t already, make sure to “like” Tera Melos on Facebook and follow Nick on Twitter.


Nick Reinhart’s Part 2 of the Pedals And Effects Videos “Pedal Board #1, 2 & 3”

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You guys really responded to the first video of Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos, so we wanted to get part 2 up quickly- and here you go!  Nick shows us the first of his two pedalboards.  Nick gets some great sounds coming out of his rig, and really knows how to explain how he does it.

I’m posting his pedalboard videos in three parts for easy uploading; it also makes it easier for you to watch your favorite sections.

Once again, I have to thank Nick Reinhart for coming through 5starr Sound Labs and showing us how his mind works when it is confronted with pedals!

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Weird Circles Remix by Jason Bartell of Fang Island now streaming on SPIN


Back in April, Tera Melos unleashed X’ed Out, a restless full-length that furthered the Sacramento trio’s transformation from post-rock wanderers to hyperactive guitar shredders. Now, the math-pop unit have put together a remix EP that reimagines a few tracks off of their latest album. One such reinterpretation comes courtesy of future Tera Melos tourmates Fang Island, who tackle X’ed Out opener "Weird Circles."

The Brooklyn-based hook-slingers mostly do away with the quiet-loud dynamic of the original — which is to say they more or less abandon the “quiet” part of that equation. Fang Island’s version of “Weird Circles” runs on steady, thundering percussion rather than itchy guitar work, and the vocal outbursts from Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart have been smoothed over and faded out, sinking deeper into the mix. Stream the redux above

Fans can pick up the X’ed Out Remixes EP at the merch table during Tera Melos’ tour dates. Pre-orders of the limited edition 10-inch are currently available online, with a tentative shipping date of October 20. A digital version of the short-player will arrive on October 8. Scroll further for the EP’s track list (which features remixes by Zorch, Busdriver, and Nick Reinhart), followed by Tera Melos’ tour dates.

X’ed Out Remixes EP track list: 

1. “Weird Circles” (Nick Reinhart)
2. “No Phase” (Zorch/Shmu)
3. “Snake Lake” (Busdriver feat. Milo)
4. “Weird Circles” (Fang Island)
5. “Turn Every Color Dangerous” (Zorch/Zac Traeger)

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Nick Reinhart talks Pedals And Effects with Juan Alderete

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This week’s video features guitarist Nick Reinhart, who I’ve been a fan of since hearing about him a few years ago when he was playing in Bygones with Zach Hill.  I’d hear from other musicians, such as Jonathan Hishcke, that Zach was playing with a whiz kid who had a deeper understanding of pedals than most guitarists and an unquestionable talent to incorporate them in a wildly progressive/punk style.

Nick is without a doubt a pioneer of his craft.  He has so much to offer that we ended up shooting over two hours of video.  He was doing some pretty insane pedal dancing while sampling and creating beautifully musical soundscapes. Over the next couple of months videos of Nick’s time at 5starr Sound Labs will be featured here on PedalsAndEffects, but for the first installment, I thought we should focus on what he does better than just about any guitarist out there: Creating intricate sound layering through sampling on his Line 6 DL-4 delay modeler.

Thank you goes out to Nick and his band Tera Melos, who are out on tour this summer/fall.  Go see this genius!

Thanks to Juan for having Nick on go check out the Pedals And Effects site to see more great guest HERE


You ready to feel like a real jerk for all the times you chose to not practice the guitar and instead went out and did silly things with your friends like eating so much cereal it wouldn’t all fit in your mouth? Well you better get ready, because according to both the internet and the cool old lady down my street who is really into math rock, Tera Melos are going on tour this fall. They’re starting off in September as support for Minus the Bear, and once October rolls around they’ll headline with Zorch, and a little bit later, be joined by Fang Island. Tera Melos, Zorch, and Fang Island are all Sargent House label buddies so you know they’re going to get into some zany hijinks and high-five a lot, all while playing their instruments better than you could ever dream of doing.

Tera Melos are touring on their latest release, this year’s X’ed Out. Zorch has a new one out this year, too, called ZZOORRCCHH. Minus the Bear and Fang Island both put out albums last year, because apparently all of these bands are also better at actually putting out records than any of us. You can watch the video for Tera Melos’ “Weird Circles” above, but only do so if you are prepared to see a bunch of fellahs bragging about how they’re so good at music that they’ve transcended “mere practicing.” Now they apparently spend most of their time puttering around the way you wish you could, by eating breakfast like sloppy goofballs and getting in some serious chill-time with their puppet bros.

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Tera Melos announces headline tour dates in October

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Tera Melos have just announced that after their support tour in September with Minus the Bear they will do their own headlining tour starting on October 15th with another great Sargent House lineup.  Zorch will be along for all shows and special house guests Fang Island will join both bands on select East Coast shows as listed below.

TERA MELOS LIVE:
Sept 07 - Sacramento, CA @ Launch Festival

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Tera Melos premiere video for “Weird Circles” via Spin and annuonce Wicker Park & Launch Festival and Tour with Minus the Bear

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Tera Melos are very maximal when it comes to their shreddy, melodically buff art-pop. Their April LP X’ed Out is chock-full of great ideas and impressive executions — an interlocking pile of barbs and briars and jigsaw pieces that all manage to vibrate at just the right frequency. The Sacramento trio’s knack for achieving that strange aural harmony carries over to the new video for opening song “Weird Circles.” Behn Fannin directs as Nick Reinhart, Nathan Latona, and John Clardy take part in a variety of odd experiments for the camera — things involving bags on heads, batting practice with film villains, various types of sweet foods, acts of public embarrassment, and, in one scene, a narcissistic robot squirrel. Oh, and wait till you see those hot dogs dance. - Chris Martins / SPIN

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

MINUS THE BEAR // TERA MELOS  // THE NEW TRUST
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 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Sept 14 - Santa Fe, NM @ Railyard
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