all dates with Minus The Bear NOV 27 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor NOV 29 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues – New Orleans NOV 30 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater DEC 01 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Austin DEC 03 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre DEC 04 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre DEC 05 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex - Grand Room DEC 07 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee DEC 08 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House DEC 09 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre DEC 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom DEC 12 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades DEC 13 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre DEC 14 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox SOLD OUT DEC 15 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
“This week Jay and Will get looped into a multi-layered conversation with guitarist Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos, and the YouTube channel Pedals and Effects. They talk/argue over which music class was harder to pass, Math-rock or Social-studies rock. Also, Will learns that the band Hella is not the same band as Health.” – Line6PODcast
The modern-prog wizardsTera Melos released their fourth full-length record, Trash Generator, this past August. The recording process brought the trio to Singing Serpent studios in San Diego, California, and marked the first time that the group’s madman drummer, John Clardy, was present for the entirety of the tracking period since joining them in 2008. Dense grooves, wild accent patterns, and rapid time changes abound throughout the album as the group furthers its signature experimental sound. Here we analyze key moments on Trash Generator and gain insight into some of the tracks from Clardy himself.
Inspired by the current Super Mario Bros. speed-run champion, this song about skipping worlds in a video game race to the finish provides plenty of IRL food for thought. And I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly state that Nick Reinhart’s solo on this song is now my favorite of all time. Check out Nick’s clinic from this year’s EarthQuaker Day to learn more about his effects philsophy.
Suffice to say that after 10 years as a band and the release of their 7thstudio album, Trash Generator, Tera Melos is simply at their prime. The band is a three-piece melting pot of post-hardcore and punk consisting of Nick Reinhart (Guitar, Vocals), Nathan Latona (Bass Guitar) and John Clardy (Drums).
After seeing the Sacramento-based live as it supported Chon in June, the band seemed to be really excited about the new music they were about to release, with Reinhart posting multiple videos of guitar parts that would be featured on this album. Surely it lived up to the hype the way they were promoting it.
UK Dates MAR 15 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store MAR 16 London, UK @ Oslo MAR 17 Guildford, UK @ Boileroom MAR 18 Ramsgate, UK @ Music Hall MAR 20 Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade MAR 21 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece MAR 22 Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach MAR 23 Leicester, UK @ Firebug MAR 24 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell MAR 25 Huddersfield, UK @ The Parish MAR 26 Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint MAR 27 Newcastle, UK @ Cluny MAR 28 Darwen, UK @ Sunbird Records
EU Dates MAR 31 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat :: Complexity Festival APR 2 Brussels, BE @ Atelier APR 3 Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes APR 4 Paris, FR @ Espace B APR 5 Nyon, CH @ La Parenthèse APR 6 Yverdon-les-Bains, CH @ L’Amalgame, association G.A.M.E APR 7 Luzern, CH @ Sedel APR 8 München, DE @ Sunny Red APR 9 Prague, CZ @ Underdogs APR 10 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden APR 11 Hamburg, DE @ Astra Stube APR 12 Osnabrück, DE @ Popsalo Festival APR 13 Saabrücken, DE @ Mauerpfeiffer APR 14 Wiesbaden, DE @ Krea