Monday, April 29, 2013

Buried in a Good Mix Tape: Modern Rock with Pops and Flaws...

I went analogue.  It'd been too long.

For those who resist cassettes as a viable medium, I completely understand.  Cassettes take work.  Cassettes require patience and the act of fast-forwarding or rewinding seems a chore next to the immediacy of track selection or digital playback.  But, I will continue to promote any resurgent interest in the medium and, if you ask why, I will simply answer with the following:

I'm selfish.

As I get closer and closer to forty years of age and remember the hours I would spend experiencing music, I ache.  I ache because the feeling I used to get listening to music, which was nothing short of visceral and life-altering, exists only as some very distant recollection and fails to be either relived or re-experienced in the now.  Music no longer affects me like I used to and that realization is painful.

This isn't to say that I don't still love music and that I don't remain passionate about it, but there was a time and environment years ago that facilitated a certain awe, enlivening in me a boundless appreciation not only for the sounds I was hearing, but for the time I was living.  I'm now mostly disconnected, despite trying to keep abreast of all that is current, and the climate no longer applies to me.  I can be a fan and I can appreciate what's going on, but in that I'm no longer directly involved or wired into the youth culture at large, I can only understand its power to SOME degree.

So, I cling to cassettes because they remain true to my understanding of music and they continue to perpetuate the wonders of the underground or the art of the mostly misunderstood.  Cassettes continue to provide an outsider's perspective and, because they require work, are best suited for capturing uniqueness in all the happy accidents and/or missteps recorded.  Mix tapes are my way of reacquainting myself with a passion, cathartic when I'm desperate to feel excited and unsullied by disillusionment.  Inasmuch as nostalgia seems pointless, it also reinvigorates a feeling that I need to get in touch with from time to time.

Since this had been on my mind a lot lately, (and continues to be), I filed through the vinyl lined up in my shelves, piling dust jackets and sleeves on the hardwood floor, frustrating myself with recording levels while scribbling song names and then scratching them out when a better idea came to mind.  I stuck with modern rock, figuring recent indie and their older ancestors might make for a uniformly strange and engaging selection of songs.  Not too eclectic, but varied enough so as not to sound monotonous.  My brother is its recipient as he remains the only individual in my life who shares as much of the same passion as I do (not to mention a tape deck).  No CD's; all vinyl.


Here are the tracklists:

Side A:
The Evens — "Warble Factor" (2 Songs 7," 2011)
Zach Hill — "The Primitives Talk" (Face Tat, 2010) 
Queens of the Stone Age — "Never Say Never" (Romeo Void cover; Feel Good Hit of the Summer 10," 2010) 
Sonic Youth — "Anti-Orgasm" (The Eternal, 2009)
Six Organs of Admittance — "Blues for Jack Parsons" (Parsons' Blues 7," 2012) 
Menomena — "Copious" (Double Seven Inch, 2010) 
Dead Meat — "Electric Head" (The King 7," 2010) 
One Last Wish — "Break For Broken" (1986, remastered 2008) 
DNA — "Egomaniac's Kiss" (DNA On DNA, 2008) 
The Pop Group — "Forces of Oppression" (For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?, 1980) 
Crystal Antlers — "Time Erased" (Tentacles, 2009)
Sunburned Hand of the Man — "A Red Rag to a Bull" (A, 2010)
Marnie Stern — "Risky Biz" (Marnie Stern, 2010)
Wall of Voodoo — "The Morricone Themes (Live)" (Ring of Fire (Remix) 12," 1982)

A couple notes:

I think, production-wise, the 2 Songs version of The Evens' "Warble Factor" probably pales next to the one that wound up on the band's 2012 release, The Odds.  I like, though, its lack of polish.  I think I've put Zach Hill's "The Primitives Talk" on other mixes, but it's a song I never tire of hearing.   




QOTSA's cover of Romeo Void's "Never Say Never" is pretty solid and odd enough to be qualify as an inclusion.  The Crystal Antlers cut didn't produce the best transition, but it provided a decent stride from The Pop Group's "Forces of Oppression."  The Wall of Voodoo track is a B-side from an old 12" single I picked a couple years ago for maybe $3 and it ended the A-Side perfectly.



Side B:

AFCGT — "Korin" (AFCGT bonus 7," 2010)
Sic Alps — "Trip Train" (Napa Asylum, 2010) 
Seam — "Get Higher" (The Pace is Glacial, 1998) 
Henry Rollins — "A Man and a Woman" (Hot Animal Machine, 1987) 
Peter Gabriel — "Intruder" (III or "Melt," 1980) 
Grails — "Corridors of Power" (Deep Politics, 2011) 
The Men — "Open Your Heart" (Open Your Heart, 2012)
Hüsker Dü — "Crystal" (Candy Apple Grey, 1986) 
John Cale — "Chicken Shit" (Animal Justice EP, 1977)
Thee Oh Sees — "Wax Face" (Putrifiers II EP, 2012) 
Fugazi — "And The Same" (Margin Walker EP, remastered 2009) 
Bad Brains — "Pay to Cum!" ("Pay to Cum!" 7," remastered 2011) 
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds — "Push the Sky Away" (Push the Sky Away, 2013)

Some more notes:

AFCGT's self-titled 2010 LP came with a bonus 7," which supplied the song "Korin."  It's more funk-based compared to the otherwise noise-oriented and abrasive LP.  "A Man and a Woman" from Henry Rollins' Hot Animal Machine LP is a shrill and bouncy spoken word piece about spousal abuse, situationally tongue-in-cheek and disturbing.  It's a sentimental favorite, as is most Rollins-related work. 



John Cale's "Chicken Shit," from the Animal Justice EP, is the oldest inclusion, but it fits very well in terms of sound.  The newest song included is the title track from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Push the Sky Away, which is very solemn and slow.  It seemed a very good choice of song to carry the tape to fruition, following the speed and thrash of Bad Brains' "Pay to Cum!" and the bass-prominent and atonally perfect Fugazi track, "And The Same."  I had to manually fade the song out as it ran just a little too long.



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Singles: sigur rós, Mick Harvey, Eureka The Butcher, SQÜRL, Big Boi/Killer Mike

Sigur Rós: "Ísjak"




Mick Harvey: "I Wish That I Were Stone" (via Mute)




Eureka The Butcher (Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta & Zechs Marquise): "Here Comes Eureka B" (via Sargent House & Us/Them Group)



 
SQÜRL (Jim Jarmucsh): "Pink Dust" (via ATP Recordings)




Big Boi/Killer Mike: "In The A"



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

RSD 4.20 — Post; Past; Afterwards...

The girl on the steps was handing flyers for a college radio station
Does the aftermath of Record Store Day always feel like the day after Christmas, or is that just me?  For me, the day's approach inspires a wealth of excitement followed by a ho hum sigh once it's over.  But, the spoils await, and eventually I'll have the chance to dig in, throw on my new acquisitions and listen.  In the meantime, though, here are a few thoughts:

This year, I tagged along with some friends to Double Decker Records in Allentown, PA., followed by a trip to Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, New Jersey.  I was up this morning at 5:30AM when I saw a Facebook post from Double Decker claiming there were two shoppers already in line.  The post had been made around 4:30.

I love my records as much as anyone, hence my annual participation in Record Store Day and my year 'round support of independent record stores, but nothing on this year's list of RSD Exclusives was worth being up and in line almost four hours before the store opened.  In fact, even after being on the road by 6AM, we arrived maybe fifteen minutes before Double Decker opened and really didn't miss out on anything.  Another friend we were meeting at the store was there earlier, and he was nice enough to grab Things Fall Apart by The Roots for me in case I couldn't get a copy in time.  (Cheating?  Maybe.  Whatever.  There were two or three copies left by the time I got to the RSD goodies at the back of the store, anyway.)

Johnny greets.
The line traced a perimeter around the inside of the store and it was slow enough that you could check out their inventory.  The first thing I snatched up was a copy of Madvillian's Madvillainy LP, that brilliant 2004 release from MF Doom and Madlib, which was recently reissued on vinyl.  My budget was limited, so I didn't get too carried away.  I looked at albums from Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield and The Last Poets, not to mention a $50 copy of Sunn O)))'s Black One.  I didn't want the exclusives to necessarily dictate how I was going to spend my money, but I had wants and they needed to be attainable.  So, just about everything I picked up was put back.  I also found a $1 copy of the split 7" from Cap Pas Cap and Marnie Stern

In line.
I considered the A Place to Bury Strangers release as well as the Thurston Moore/Leslie Connors album, but wasn't completely sold.  Back On Black had reissued albums from Megadeth, Judas Priest, Slayer, Dio, Iron Maiden and Burzum for the event, but they were all overpriced at $35 to $45 apiece, which would've emptied my wallet very quickly.  I picked up a copy of Public Image Ltd's First Issue 7," which is packaged as it was in 1978 with a replicated version of the original newspaper.  I also found Wire's new album, Change Becomes Us.  There was one left. 

Outside Princeton Record Exchange.
Once we'd paid, it was suggested that we try the Princeton Record Exchange just for the hell of it.  I'd never been there, so it sounded like a good idea.  Figuring it wasn't too long before noon and that it was likely most of the super-salivating record scavengers were done for the day, we didn't think there would be much of a wait to get in.  But, there was.

For the reissue of Mad Season's Above, I stood in line for an hour and twenty minutes.  It was worth it, but I decided that I wasn't really interested in having to do that, again.  Without getting into one of those cynically charged diatribes about the exploitation of consumers, the propagation of eBay-minded philistines looking to cash in and the over-commercialization of what had initially been meant to save the record stores from the very same industry that now feigns interest because it's realized the buck or two it could make, the simple act of shopping at these stores is what will keep them alive.  For music lovers, there shouldn't be any need for a day to recognize the importance of keeping the stores alive.  I would rather be able to shop casually than miss out on the majesty of the store itself simply for the purposes of obtaining limited editions of this or that.  

However, I remain a proponent for Record Store Day, because, if the event has enabled these to stores to keep their doors open and their shelves stocked, then it's worth it.  Opportunists are opportunists.  Their rewards are superficial.    

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Friday, April 19, 2013

Singles: Ten Kens, Man Or Astro-man?

Man Or Astro-man?: "Disintegrate" (courtesy of Force Field PR)




Ten Kens: "Gently Used" (via Tiny Mix Tapes)



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Thursday, April 18, 2013

RSD 4.20 — Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude

Here's some info on yet another Record Store Day release: Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude share a split 7" from Sargent House.  

All info comes courtesy of Enabler PR.


CHELSEA WOLFE RELEASES LIMITED 7" SPLIT WITH KING DUDE FOR RECORD STORE DAY AVAILABLE ON APRIL 20TH VIA SARGENT HOUSE

AND EMBARKS ON HEADLINING TOUR IN EUROPE AFTER PLAYING DESERT DAZE FESTIVAL IN APRIL

After kicking off 2013 with a sold out US tour, Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude are giving fans a chance to catch them together on vinyl. As a special record store day release the two will be sharing a 7" split, Sing Songs Together. The 7" features Chelsea Wolfe's performance of "Fight Like Gods" and King Dude performing "Satan's Ghost". Pick it up at your local record store this Saturday, April 20th.

Fans of Chelsea Wolfe will also have a chance to see her live on April 20th at the Desert Daze Festival in Mecca, CA. Then just a few short days later Wolfe will head to Europe for tour that will span all across and the mainland and the UK. See dates below.

TOUR DATES
Apr 20 @ Desert Daze Festival - Mecca, CA, US
April 24 @ Sugar Club - Dublin, IE
April 25 @ Auntie Annies - Belfast, IE
April 27 @ Lucerna Music Bar - Prague, CR
April 28 @ Kantine am Berghine - Berlin, DE
April 29 @ Vega Ideal Bar - Copenhagen, DK
April 30 @ Debaser - Stockholm, SE
May 2 @ Bla - Oslo, NO
May 3 @ Mejerit - Lund, SE
May 4 @ Uebel & Gefährlich - Hamburg, DE
May 5 @ Autonomes Zentrum - Aachen, DE
May 6 @ Trix - Antwerp, BE
May 7 @ Le Point Ephemere - Paris, FR
May 8 @ 4AD - Diksmuide, BE
May 9 @ Cargo - London, UK
May 10 @ Cockpit - Leeds, UK
May 11 @ King Tuts - Glasgow, UK
May 12 @ Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
May 13 @ Tivoli - Utrecht, NL
May 14 @ Willemeen - Aarnhem, NL
May 16 @ Bogen F - Zurich, SW
May 17 @ Lo Fi Club - Milan, IT
May 18 @ Skif Festival - St Petersburg, RU
May 19 @ 16 Ton Club - Moscow - RU
Jun 13 @ Warsaw -Northside Music Festival - Brooklyn, NY w/ Swans

CHELEA WOLFE & KING DUDE
SING SONGS TOGETHER
SARGENT HOUSE
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE, AVAILABLE 4/20

1. Chelsea Wolfe “Fight Like Gods”
2. King Dude “Satan’s Ghost”

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Japandroids: "Fire's Highway" (Coachella performance)

This is a video of Japandroids playing "Fire's Highway" off of their super-anthemic Celebration Rock album.  The video was provided by Grandstand Media.



Celebration Rock was reviewed at No Ripcord.

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Odonis Odonis: "Better" (Video)

The dance punk throb of the title track for Odonis Odonis' new EP now has visual accompaniment.  Though qualifying as "industrial," I liken Odonis Odonis to a bratty, possibly more ominous version of the early 80s Manchester band A Certain Ratio or the funk-laden post-punk from 23 Skidoo.  They also sort of remind me of where Mi Ami was going creatively before singing the body electric.

 

The Better EP is out today via Buzz Records.  All info comes courtesy of Force Field PR. 


Odonis Odonis premiere video for "Better", new EP out today on Buzz Records 

On tour now with METZ

VIDEO: "Better"  

http://youtu.be/0NaTjaW5BrY

STREAM: "Better"  

http://soundcloud.com/buzzrecords/odonis-odonis-better

Toronto-based industrial outfit Odonis Odonis debut the music video for "Better", from their EP of the same name, out today on Buzz Records. The video was co-directed by Dean Tzenos (singer and guitarist of the band) and Cameron Tomsett. Watch the ominous video on SPIN.
The band is currently on tour with METZ, and is slated to play this year's Austin Psych Fest (w/ A Place to Bury Strangers). Full tour dates below.
 

About Odonis Odonis:
Industrial surfgaze outfit Odonis Odonis is the brainchild of prolific polymath, Dean Tzenos. Having spent 2012 supporting their debut LP,
Hollandaze, with luminaries such as Ty Segall, Fucked Up and Mogwai; Odonis Odonis now return with the Better EP (April 16, 2013).

If
Hollandaze was a campy b-horror movie, than Better plays out more like a true cult horror classic. Mixing violent guitar stabs over moody drums and bass, Better evokes a sense of looming dread that's nipping at your heels. The intensity is blindingly twisted. Unpredictable. And you'll be gripping your seat until your heart comes to a full stop.

Alongside bandmates Jarod Gibson (THIGHS) and Denholm Whale, Odonis Odonis will be hitting the road in support of
Better including METZ's Spring 2013 US tour, 35 Denton (w/ The Soft Moon) and Austin Psych Fest (w/ A Place to Bury Strangers).

Tour Dates:
04/16 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium *
04/17 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
04/18 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
04/19 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
04/20 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *
04/22 Atlanta, GA - 529 *
04/23 Birmingham, AB - Bottletree *
04/24 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
04/25 Austin, TX, - Austin Psych Fest @ Mohawk's ~ *

* w/ METZ
~ w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
 

Odonis Odonis
Better
(Buzz Records)
Street Date: April 16, 2013
Buy on iTunes / Bandcamp

Track List:

1. She's A Death
2. Better
3. Intelligence
4. Robot Surfer
5. Flight Risk
6. Black Bones

ODONIS ODONIS LINKS: 
Official Site - www.odonisodonis.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/odonisodonis 

Twitter - www.twitter.com/odonisodonis 
Label - www.buzzrecords.ca

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

P.S. — It was pointed out that A Certain Ratio is from Manchester and not Bristol.  I actually did know that and I don't know why I typed "Bristol."  I'm aware of Factory Records, Tony Wilson, Joy Division and, of course, that A Certain Ratio was a Manchester band.  Brain fart, I guess.  

I will say, though, it's nice to get comments once in a while.  I don't normally get them unless I make a mistake.

No Ripcord: Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees
Floating Coffin
Castle Face
Released: 4.16.13



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

RSD — 4.20: Mark Lanegan & Moby

It takes Mark Lanegan's involvement for me to discuss a Moby release. 

This partnership produced the Record Store Day curated "The Lonely Night" 7" along with a video built from moving skies, desert landscapes and dilapidated and abandoned wreckage. 



All info comes courtesy of Mute.

Watch the new video for Moby and Mark Lanegan’s “The Lonely Night”

RECORD STORE DAY

LIMITED EDITION 7” VINYL

Moby and Mark Lanegan “The Lonely Night”

Available April 20


Today, Moby and Mark Lanegan have unveiled the beautiful time-lapse video for “The Lonely Night”, available on limited edition 7" released for this year's Record Store Day, April 20.

Watch 'The Lonely Night' on Moby's YouTube channel here.

Directed by LA-based cinematographer Colin Rich, 'The Lonely Night” captures California as never seen before - flitting between the desolate and far removed terrain of the Mojave desert and the endless city expanse of Los Angeles.

Rich says: "
With every project I undertake, there are certain emotional undertones that need to be translated into moving image and ‘Lonely Night’ provided to me a thematic of isolation and solitude and so I attempted to create a reflective temporal voyage from ruin and desolation into the edge of civilization and back again. The project took me on my own voyage across the deserts of California, from the ruinous rotted landscapes of the Salton Sea, through the seemingly endless expanse of the Mojave Desert, and to the electric edges of Los Angeles."

Moby was introduced to Rich's work a few years back and immediately
"fell in love with how slow and beautiful it was"

Moby says of his involvement with Rich: "I'm really excited to have an experimental music video from this great video artist, and I feel like the slow, rich, and languorous desert visuals fit the song perfectly."

'The Lonely Night' 7” is released on this year’s Record Store Day, April 20th and comes backed with a remix from electronic music legend Photek.

Moby on collaborating with Mark Lanegan:
"I've been a fan of Mark's from his early SST Records days, and I’ve always wanted to work with him. He has one of the best and most distinctive voices of the last 25 years. Now that we live near each other it ended up being really easy working on a song together."

Moby on producing of 'The Lonely Night': “
…And in producing the song, Spike Stent and I incorporated some very unusual production techniques... we ran all of the instruments through a distortion pedal into a guitar amp. So really there are only 3 tracks: left channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, right channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, and Mark's vocals. The end result is intentionally very broken and atmospheric.”

Moby: Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
Mute: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

No Ripcord: White Fence

White Fence
Cyclops Reap
Castle Face
Released: 4.9.13



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Singles: Colin Stetson, Akron/Family, Sofy Major

Colin Stetson: "In Mirrors" & "And In Truth"




Akron/Family: "Until the Morning" (via Dangerous Minds)




Sofy Major: "Comment" (via American Aftermath)

"Comment"

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Monday, April 08, 2013

MusicFilmWeb: You're Gonna Miss Me

MusicFilmWeb's Music Documentary Monday feature, 4.8.

You're Gonna Miss Me
Directed by Keven McAlester
Released: 2005



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Friday, April 05, 2013

Shopping For Records: Trip to The Vinyl Closet, 4.5.13

I took the day off work.

Mind you, I'm not one that typically does the "mental health" day, or just decides "I need some time off."  I'm normally paranoid and guilty enough when legitimately sick that I'll bother my coworkers with updates about how the day is going and whether or not I need to plug in and work from home.  I have a complex, so days off aren't my thing.

But, I had some things to take care of today and just figured I would try this "relaxing" that everyone speaks so highly of.  Part of trying to enjoy the day involved me hitting the record store.  I kept it very local today and stopped by The Vinyl Closet in North Wales, which is maybe ten minutes from my house.

While the store doesn't hold much for those looking for current artists or recent releases, it is a treasure trove for vinyl addicts.  The first time I'd visited, I found a few things to pick up without spending too much loot.  Today, though, I kept on finding albums I'd been looking for for some time and I wound up making a mental note of releases I'd like to return for at a later date.  Hopefully, they stay put.  In the meantime, here's what I found today:

John Cale
Animal Justice EP 12"
Illegal Recordings
Released: 1977


Last I looked, John Cale's Animal Justice wasn't in print anymore, (at least, not on CD).  Though, it's not necessarily fetching high prices through the web, (Discogs lists it anywhere between $3 to $20 depending upon its condition) I remembered hearing a track from it on Henry Rollins' radio show, Harmony In My Head, and it inspired interest.  For me, this was a good find and the album is in great shape.  $10.

Dead Kennedys
"Bleed For Me" b/w "Life Sentence" 12" single
Statik/Alternative Tentacles
Released: 1982

Another good find.  Dead Kennedys releases are such that I'll pretty much pick up anything they've released so long as "Alternative Tentacles" is emblazoned on the sleeve somewhere.  This one is "Virus 23" and a UK import.  Doesn't mean much, I guess, but... 

Miles Davis
Live Evil double LP
Columbia Records
Released: 1971


Fusion era Miles Davis, to me, is the impetus behind much of how American music has developed over the last 40 years.  Ever since I picked up Get Up With It so many years ago, I've found this period in Davis' musical expression a thing to behold.  The sleeve isn't in the best shape, but the platter spins well.  I thought $12 was fair.

Mahalia Jackson
A Mighty Fortress
Columbia Records
Released: 1968
 
Mahalia Jackson is an artist I've been meaning to explore for some time.  At $1, I really couldn't justify passing up the opportunity.


Black Sabbath 
Mob Rules
Warner Bros./Asylum
Released: 1981

Only one of the best album covers conceived by human hands.  Only one of the best of Sabbath's post-Ozzy output.   I'll throw this on at some point and probably make rock poses to my bewildered daughter while the full brunt of Dio's throat overtakes every square inch of oxygen in my record room.  She'll likely yawn, roll her eyes and ask me if she can watch cartoons.  Having been knifed with her words, my hand clung to my chest in agony, I'll realize the depths to which I've failed as a parent.  I'll concede and turn on the TV, adding salt to my wounds by absorbing visually the shenanigans of brightly colored ponies. 

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Oikos: "Coagvla" (Video)

Oikos 
Solve Et Coagvla
Land Of Decay
Released: 4.2.13

Oikos - Coagvla from Agartthacave on Vimeo.

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Liars: "The Exact Color Of Doubt" (Video)

Liars released a new video for "The Exact Color Of Doubt," from their 2012 release, WIXIW

WIXIW was reviewed at No Ripcord.



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Tera Melos: "Bite"

So, Tera Melos decided to release what may be my favorite song from the whole of their upcoming new album, X'ed Out.  "Bite" is rapid scattering of drum sounds and heavy harmonizing unified into an arrhythmic pop tune that goes far to demonstrate where Tera Melos takes its sound for this release.  Give the track a listen and then check out all the info that Us/Them Group was good enough to disseminate. 



The band is touring with TTNG (formerly This Town Needs Guns) whose recently released album, 13.0.0.0.0, was reviewed at No Ripcord.  You can find that review here

The Philly dates are sold out.

Tera Melos share another song from forthcoming album 



North American tour dates with TTNG starting in April

Listen to "Bite"

 
Sacramento's genre-benders Tera Melos premiere a third new song from their forthcoming album, X'ed Out today via innovative art site The Fox Is Black. The song, "Bite" is available to stream/share HERE.

Tera Melos also launch extensive North American tour dates with Sargent House label mates, Britain's This Town Needs Guns (now simply called TTNG) later this month. Tera Melos will be supporting X'ed Out, as will TTNG promote their new full length
13.0.0.0.0. Please see complete dates below and specific details (tickets, times, etc) for the shows HERE.
X'ed Out will be available everywhere April 16th, 2013 on LP, CD and download via Sargent House.

TERA MELOS & TTNG TOUR 2013

Apr 14, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba - 2pm in-store performance & signing (FREE)
Apr 18, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 19, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Apr 20, 2013 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
Apr 23, 2013 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Apr 24, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry
Apr 25, 2013 - Appleton, WI @ Lawrence University
Apr 26, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Apr 27, 2013 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater/The Magic Stick
Apr 28, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Apr 29, 2013 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Apr 30, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
May 1, 2013 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 2, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory - SOLD OUT
May 3, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire (early show) - SOLD OUT
May 3, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire (late show) - SOLD OUT

May 4, 2013 - Washington, DC @ DC9
May 5, 2013 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
May 7, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 8, 2013 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
May 9, 2013 - Miami, FL @ Bardot
May 10, 2013 - Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
May 11, 2013 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
May 13, 2013 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 15, 2013 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 16, 2013 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
May 17, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
May 18, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
May 19, 2013 - San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
May 20, 2013 - El Paso, TX @ Low Brow
May 21, 2013 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
May 22, 2013 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
May 23, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
May 24, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
May 25, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill
May 26, 2013 - Fresno, CA @ Star Palace Ballroom

On the Web:
teramelos.tumblr.com
sargenthouse.com/Tera_Melos
teramelos.bandcamp.com
teramelos1.tumblr.com

Follow Tera Melos on Twitter @TeraMelos


Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Ever Heard of Terminal Mind?

I guess it's not uncommon to begin a new year by taking a good, hard look back. Introspection can be a positive thing, especially if,...