Spotlight: Nick Reinhart | guitar moderne 

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Hybrid descriptions of music are often a lazy way to avoid digging deep into a band’s musical qualities and, as often, inaccurate. But to call the music of Tera MelosPunk/Prog/Math/Metal/Ambient/Noise is necessary to cover all the ingredients of the band’s cut and paste style. What makes this ADD pastiche work where others fail is the depth of Nick Reinhart’s technique. His seemingly limitless command over both his guitar and the array of pedals at his feet, combined with the bloodletting energy he brings to the stage, make every musical digression compelling. I first met the man described as “Nels Cline’s younger punk rock brother” at the Earthquaker booth at NAMM, improvising up a storm, and finally got him to talk to Guitar Moderne.

What kind of music were you playing when you first became proficient on the instrument?

I was playing punk music when I became “proficient.” I realized the music I was playing/writing was getting more complex and the band I was playing in was confused about the stuff I was bringing to practice—things like 7th chords and alternate time signatures. Eventually the punk band fizzled out and Tera Melos was born.

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Happy Halloween - Scary Sounds II Is here 

In case you didn’t get enough last year, Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos (also of seasonal records satan’s power, satan’s power II) is back with another installment of spooky noises.

An experimental record in which every sound is made with a guitar, Scary Sounds II includes some chilling ambient tracks alongside bloopy and crunchy electric sounds that will make you feel like you’re being spun around inside a washing machine or inside a tweaker’s brain. Every sound is unsettling—it’s clear that the record’s been constructed very deliberately to build an ever-shifting eerie atmosphere so that you’ll want to get the hell away from wherever you are in favor of somewhere a little more well-lit. Reinhart used to work the seasonal shift at Party City, so this one’s got the spirits’ seal of approval

You can stream Scary Sounds II here, or buy it now for $6.66 to frighten the ornery kids off your lawn.


You can also see TERA MELOS live on tour now SEE ALL DATES HERE.

Tera Melos' first album Limited Pink edition - up for pre-order and on Tour 

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Tera Melos’ first album has been re-issued by Sargent House for the first time in the original cd artwork color Pink. The vinyl is translucent pink and comes with a download card. This is a limited run of just 1k pieces.
It is now available for pre-order on its own or as a t-shirt bundle with your choice of Chainsaw men shirt in Black or White at the TERA MELOS STORE.

The vinyl is expected to arrive at some point while Tera Melos are on tour so it will be shipped to meet them and will then be for sale at shows too.  SEE ALL TERA MELOS SHOW DATES HERE

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Q&A  

TERA MELOS are on tour now - see all details here

We are back with the second instalment in our Tera Melos chronicles. If you haven’t read it yet, check out Part 1 of this interview, where we discussed pedal collections.

Initially before chatting with the guys, we had thought that it would be interesting to discuss the seemingly surfy, garage-y turn that the band’s more recent song-writing had taken. Even a quick listen to X’ed Out in comparison with their earlier albums will reveal an album that seems less complex, maybe a little bit more ‘California’, and perhaps a little more accessible in its own way. That said, X’ed Out undoubtedly retains more than enough complexity to leave the listener engrossed after repeated listens. It’s just that there are, for example, definable choruses, verses or hooks, rather than the more scrambled spaghetti-like forms of from previous records. Despite all this, when we actually started talking about their influences, it became obvious that a concept as banally-titled as “surf rock” was far too simplistic to describe their process and progression as writers…

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Tera Melos add shows with Circa Survive & Title Fight to their Fall Tour dates 

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What better way to celebrate finishing up a great tour with Pinback than to announce more tour dates? Tera Melos have done just that - they will  be joining Circa Survive and Title Fight for a few additional shows in November after their own headline shows which includes a very special Halloween in Houston show with their old “Complex full of Phantoms“ split mates By The End Of Tonight.  And Thanks to  Cam McCluskey for your fine MS Paint rendition of the band above.

SEE ALL TERA MELOS SHOWS & DETAILS HERE

TERA MELOS LIVE 2014
Oct 28 Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
Oct 29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Oct 31 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds w/ By The End Of Tonight
Nov 01 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Nov 02 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Nov 05 Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
Nov 06 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
Nov 08 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire (early show)
Nov 09 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Nov 10 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 11 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre *
Nov 14 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom*
Nov 15 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom *
Nov 16 Columbus, OH @ Strongwater
Nov 17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
Nov 20 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre*
Nov 21 Murray, UT @ Murray Theater*
Nov 23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market*
Nov 24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
Nov 26 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater*

* w/ Circa Survive & Title Fight

Sunburn Video! 

a living breathing hotdog man journeys to a cosmic soda can and dances with a hologram of himself, only to find that the soda can was far more important than he’d ever imagined. THANK YOU Behn Fannin!

pinback / time machine 

hi. we’re going on tour with pinback soon. it’s going to be fun. also forgot to mention on this here website that we went toured japan recently and had a blast. so if you have a time machine you can cruise back to june 13th and hang out with us while we thrash through japan. if you don’t have a time machine here’s the last two minutes of our last show in tokyo.

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08/27 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory (Sargent House Show) 
08/29 Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival 
09/03  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
09/05  Dallas, TX @ Trees *
09/06  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
09/08  Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
09/09  Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
09/10  Charlotte, NC @ The Chop Shop NoDa *
09/11  Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
09/12  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
09/13  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
09/15  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
09/16  Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works *
09/17  Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
09/18  Akron, OH @ Musica *
09/19  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
09/20  Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
09/21  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 
09/22  Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
09/23  Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
09/24  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
09/25  Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
09/26  Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
09/27  Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial *
09/28  Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
09/29  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
10/02  San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club *
10/03  Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
10/04  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
10/28   Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher 
10/29   Albuquerque, NM @ Sister 
10/31   Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
11/01   Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/02   Nashville, TN @ Exit In

* w/ Pinback