A couple weeks back, Sacramento trio Tera Melos released their new album, X’ed Out, via Sargent House. “Weird Circles” inaugurates the work with a twitchy guitar that proceeds to a wash of seemingly oceanic dynamics. This sets the trajectory for X’ed Out as many of the songs move from the often beautifully sedate to switched on animation, and back and forth. Songs like “Sunburn” standout while delivering a propulsive momentum contained and carried on with what comes across as ornate movements within movements. All in all, X’ed Out is a compelling listen packed with elsewhere tones and emotions seen through well thought out departures, vignettes, and psychic gasps.
If your yearning for a return to rootsy and unequivocally American, Woody Pines new album Rabbits Motel might be just the gesture you’re seeking. The record is said to be inspired by folks including, but not limited to Bill Haley, Leadbelly, Chuck Berry, Hank Williams, Sam Cook and Doc Watson.
Watch the video below for “Like I Do” and preview the rest of the album here
If you weren’t aware, Swedish trio Junip are Elias Araya (drums), José González (guitar, vocals), and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). Their new album, Junip, comes out on April 23rd. Take in the video for “Your Life, Your Call”, as well as a date if you feel the notion.
5/29 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (2nd Show Added!)
5/30 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA **SOLD OUT**
5/31 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
6/1 – Bimbos – San Francisco, CA
6/2 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
6/4 – Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/5 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/8 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
6/9 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
6/10 – Great Hall –Toronto, ON
6/12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
6/13 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
6/15 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC
6/16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
While I am all out of vacant witticisms, Australia’s Bored Nothing have a debut album coming out April 9th that should please more than a few. Bored Nothing is the recording project of Fergus Miller and save a couple of tracks he plays all the instruments.