Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Terry Malts premieres music video for "I Do"

Terry Malts

Terry Malts - I Do from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.

After careful, weeklong consideration, Terry Malts (San Francisco, CA) have decided to go forth and record a debut LP as per the request of Slumberland Records.  Displaying a slick, intelligent take on modern chainsaw pop, KILLING TIME certainly lives up to its name!

The wrong turns that led us here: a 6-song cassette (Log Lady; 2010, now in its second pressing), and two 7" singles (both Slumberland; 2011). 

Who is/are/was/will be Terry Malts?  A yellow-pages private dick has gleaned the following: Corey Cunningham (guitar, backing vox), by way of Dickson, TN-cum-cardboard-box-in-Toronto, was asked to housesit in Fresno, CA.  Duties fulfilled, he shot north on a graffiti trip to 924 Gilman St. and immediately bonded with fellow men's room "artists" Phil Benson (bass guitar, lead vox) and the unfortunately-named Nathan Sweatt (drums, backing vox).  

Hands shook, vibes exchanged; the trio felt compelled to distill their energy into a unified voice.  Terry's gospel is succinct, direct, sincere, and timed expertly with next year's looming apocalypse: life is hopeless, enjoy!  

With a live reputation that bleeds funky "Punk" attitude, I've been told this urgency has been crammed into the TM studio edition.  Recorded by a machine, then expertly mixed by human being Monte Vallier (Weekend, Young Prisms), this music may compel you to type the following buzzwords into your blog (which, I LOVE, by the way!): catchy, husky, hunky, sharp, blue-collar, rocking, hockey-rock, working-class, perfect, near-perfect, not-half-bad, and/or not-bad.

It's an album, it's a lifestyle, it's a 34-minute hour of pure, unadulterated Malts... alright?

- Matthew Kallman


03/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
04/06 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04/10 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
04/11 - Houston, TX @ Mango's
04/12 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside)
04/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
04/15 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
04/17 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
04/18 - Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe
04/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
04/20 - New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
04/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
04/24 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/26 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
04/27 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

^ = w/ Crocodiles and Bleeding Rainbow

Terry Malts 
Killing Time
(Slumberland Records)
Release Date: February 21, 2012

1. Something About You
2. Not Far From It
3. Where Is The Weekend?
4. Tumble Down
5. No Sir, I'm Not A Christian
6. Waiting Room
7. I'm Neurotic
8. Nauseous
9. Mall Dreams
10. No Good For You
11. I Do
12. What Was It
13. Can't Tell No One
14. No Big Deal
Terry Malts 
Something About You 7"
(Slumberland Records)
Release Date: October 11, 2011

A. Something About You
B1. No Sir, I'm Not A Christian
B2. Fun Night


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