Tera Melos

The Crocodile Presents:

Tera Melos

Heavy Petting, Postmadonna

Sat, May 17, 2014

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10 Adv.

This event is all ages

Tera Melos
Tera Melos
Tera Melos is a three - piece band from Northern California consisting of Nick Reinhart (guitars, programming, vocals), Nathan Latona (bass) and newest member John Clardy (drums) Incorporating experimental rock, ambient electronics and unconventional song structure all in one to create their original brand of music characterized by their quickly alternating time signatures, start-stop dynamics, two-handed tapping, extended open-ended bridges, and the use of effect pedals and samplers. Tera Melos has 4 releases to date, including their most recent EP called Idioms Vol I, a 5 song covers album clocking in at under 9 minutes that the band has made a free download. Complex Full of Phantoms a full length split with By the End of Tonight released in 2007, on Temporary Residence. Drugs to the Dear Youth, a 5 Song EP all instrumental album released in 2007 on Sargent House. Their debut LP which is untitled was also re-issued in 2008 by Sargent House. Recently, Nick Reinhart (guitar, vocals) is also in a band with Zach Hill called Bygones, together they will be releasing their debut full length called by- on June 23, 2009 also on Sargent House.
Heavy Petting
Heavy Petting
"Heavy Petting: This prog-rock brainchild of two Evans and a Derek is relentless. The instrumental trio care not for vocals, and why should they? They deceitfully weave crushing solos with spacey ethereal interludes, seemingly never satisfied with the product, and then pouring down the rabbit hole of complexity with reckless abandon. They build intricate webs of sound held together by the finest gossamer, such that when each song ends, it’s as if it comes crashing down around you. These guys fuck around with rhythm and key like they care not for convention, but never recklessly, and never inaccessibly, and its so refreshing. So refreshing that for about 20 minutes, I forgot that the Cha-Cha is a hellish sweat box when it’s packed."
- Andrew Harris, The Monarch Review (Capitol Hill Block Party)
Postmadonna
Postmadonna
"Another product of the area's burgeoning prog-/math-rock scene, spazzcore band Postmadonna have a new album that defines dizzying hedonism and squiggly bombast. To grasp their sound, imagine if a more self-indulgent Tera Melos were led by an aggressively ADHD Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. This is the release show for their self-titled LP, which contains 11 tracks of amplified carnivalesque surprises that end almost faster than you can listen to them. It's a thing that will excite people who love garish technical flair from musicians."
- Brittnie Fuller, The Stranger

"Postmadonna are maximalists in both group size and sound. Postmadonna encompass garish prog rock, quasi-hiphop bombast, organic/synthetic orchestral rock, and discombobulated psychedelia. On their Philip K. Dick–inspired album Valis, they make Flaming Lips at their most grandiose sound like Bill Callahan. You may not like every ludicrously extravagant gesture, but you have to respect Postmadonna's supersized ambitions and wizardly technical capabilities. They stand out in a morass of underachievers"
- Dave Segal, The Stranger
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://thecrocodile.com/index.html