Tera Melos are a prolific bunch. Their latest LP, Patagonian Rats, only hit shelves about nine months ago, but the boys from Sacramento, Calif. have already put out a cassette (yes, cassettes continue to make a comeback) and a 51-minute single since then. Theres also a documentary capturing their tour with Marnie Stern thats all polished and ready to go , and now the band guitarist Nick Reinhart, bassist Nathan Latona, and drummer John Clardy have decided premiere their newest video, Kelley, over at our video channel, Cluster 1.
The track is a remix pulled from an EP centered around the Patagonia cut, Kelly”. With an extra letter and a minute-and-a-half’s worth of music in tow, the new version works wonders over an array of visually stimulating images. It all starts out innocently enough with moving pictures that find the band making creative use of prime advertising space, but the clip quickly moves into that morbidly entertaining territory with shots of exploding heads, worms, and cannibalism making its way onto the screen.
The graphic nature’s a good foil to the tracks anthemic vibe, and the likes of Christopher Reeves and Donald Trump even make unofficial ‘cameos.” Head over to Cluster 1 to check it out, and if you like what you see and hear (or, if you live on the West coast), then check out the band when they return from a European tour with a pair of shows in The Golden State. Tour dates are listed below, and tickets for select dates are available through the respective venues websites. Patagonia Rats is currently available via Amazon.com.
Tera Melos 2011 Tour Dates:
06/14 Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
06/15 Cork, UK @ Crane Lane Theatre
06/17 Galaway, IE @ Roisin Dubh
06/18 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
06/27 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubador
06/29 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall