The evolution of Tera Melos has been an eclectic one. Since the release of 2009’s Drugs To The Dear Youth EP, the Sacramento trio has gone from math-rock upstarts to cult-status indie rock outfit. The “Indie rock” tag hardly does these guys justice, but it’s near impossible to put a tag on such a genre-bending […]

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Sometimes the simplest things make for the best music videos. The ones that stick with me are the videos that situate us in the everyday lives of the subject. Tour footage? Clips of the band hanging out at home? I love it. Good Old War‘s video for “Calling Me Names” falls into that category. Join […]

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It’s about that time of the year for some new Good Old War. The indie-folk outfit and long-time ATG favorites are back with “Calling Me Names,” the first single off their upcoming third full-length, Come Back As Rain. The track doesn’t stray too far from the band’s usual formula of bright acoustic guitars and impeccable […]

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Russian Circles are one of the few dark instrumental bands that have risen out of obscurity into the indie limelight. The recent release of Empros, their proper Sargent House debut, is only going to bring them more notoriety. Despite being only six tracks long, the songs on this album clock in at an average length […]

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Who else is excited for Chez Raymond? The debut album from ME & LP, made up of Sargent House kinsfolk Matt Embree and Lisa Papineau, is due out August 9th. If you’re like me, you’ve been loving the hell out of the first single, “La Bella Tocade.” But if you need more, the duo just […]

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Naturally, I was crushed when I got the news that my Rx Bandits were calling it quits. But with every end comes a new beginning, right? So is the case with the band’s frontman, Matt Embree. On August 9th, he and fellow Sargent House label-mate Lisa Papineau will be releasing their debut full-length, Chez Raymond, […]

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My love affair with Sargent House continues with one of the latest additions to its roster, Adebisi Shank.  Like most of the label’s acts the Irish three-piece is hard to categorize, but combine Fang Island’s grandiosity and Tera Melos’ eccentricity and you’re almost there.  These guys are well-versed in the ways of experimental rock but […]

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[vimeo http://vimeo.com/14358575 w=450&h=253] Although not as blaring as former Sargent House label-mates and recent ATG favorites Tera Melos, Maps & Atlases have also been known for their quirky variety of math rock.  Seriously, these dudes have dropped guitar riffs angular enough to put Pythagoras to shame.  The Chicago four-piece’s latest release, Perch Patchwork, sees the […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87fdts1vmBA &w=450&h=253] Tera Melos’ transition from abrasive math-core to a strangely infectious brand of experimental pop-rock is impressive, not only because of the vast difference between those two sounds, but for the amount of praise they’ve gotten since that change.  Not a day has gone by without me hearing some acclaim of the band’s latest […]

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