Sacramento genre-benders Tera Melos have been hand-picked to support fIREHOSE on their upcoming reunion tour dates on the West Coast. Given Tera Melos’ longstanding relationship with fIREHOSE/Minutemen/The Stooges bassist Mike Watt, this pairing should come as no surprise. Watt recently lent his voice to the track “Manar the Magic” on the band’s Zoo Weather EP and Mike Watt & The Missingmen has toured with Tera Melos in Japan, UK and the US extensively.
Tera Melos’ most recent album Patagonian Rats landed on many Best of 2010 lists, as well as receiving raves from Wired.com, Exclaim!, ALARM Press, Impose and Exploding In Sound. Tours with Boris, Melt Banana and Le Butcherettes have continued to build the band’s extensive fan base. Henry Rollins has repeatedly championed the album on his KCRW radio show and Marnie Stern also named it her favorite album of the year in SPIN. MP3 and video links follow below, or stream the entire Tera Melos discography via Bandcamp.
TERA MELOS + fIREHOSE tour dates:
04/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
04/06 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (sold out)
04/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/09 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
04/10 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
04/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s