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Tera Melos drop “Slimed” video on Brooklyn Vegan

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Melodic math rockers Tera Melos released their solid X’ed Out album last year via Sargent House, and just gave one of its tracks, “Slimed,” video treatment. The video follows a couple of costumed guys with a shitty acoustic guitar from the shower to the swimming pool, and shows all their antics (including playing with a dolphin fountain) along the way. The video premieres in this post above. Directed by Nick Reinhart from the band.

As briefly mentioned, Tera Melos are also touring with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Vattnet Viskar this year, which is a pretty great triple bill. The tour doesn’t hit NYC, but it will be nearby for shows at Amityville, NY’s Revolution Bar & Music on 5/9 (tickets) and Hartford, CT’s Webster Theater on 5/10 (tickets).

Tera Melos — 2014 Tour Dates
04/27 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
04/28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
04/29 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
05/01 - Dallas, TX @ Trees *
05/02 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
05/03 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
05/04 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory *
05/05 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cafe And Bar *
05/06 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
05/07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
05/09 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music *
05/10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre *
05/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
05/12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
05/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
05/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/23 - Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
05/24 - Fresno, CA @ Golden Parking Lot
06/13 - Osaka, Japan @ Shangri-La^
06/13 - Nagoya, Japan @ Tokuzo^
06/20 - Tokyo, Japan @ Liquidroom^

* w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Vattnet Viskar
^ - w/ LITE


Tera Melos return to Japan for shows with LITE in June 2014

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The last time Tera Melos toured Japan it was back in October of 2010 with LITE and Mike Watt & the Missing Men. (Photo above) We are delighted to announce that Tera Melos will return to Japan for 3 special shows joining LITE once again in June.

TERA MELOS & LITE - 2014

June 13 - Osaka, SHANGRI-LA
June 14 - Nagoya, TOKUZO
June 20 - Tokyo, LIQUIDROOM
Japan tour news here

SEE ALL TERA MELOS SHOWS HERE

Check out this live clip below of Tera Melos from 2009 sold out show in Tokyo


Emma Ruth Rundle new track premiere “Run Forever”

When I saw Emma Ruth Rundle perform with one of her main bands, Marriages (she also plays in Red Sparowes), in Boston last July, her group was the hypnotic and gripping opening act for Deafheaven. Now the LA-based singer/guitarist has taken a short break to release Some Heavy Ocean, her debut solo album, from which we heard something very personal and intimate in the form of debut single “Arms I Know So Well.” Now Rundle has released another Some Heavy Ocean track, “Run Forever,” which only reinforces the feelings set into motion by its predecessor. Here Rundle manages to wring a novel’s worth of naked emotion from her guitar and voice, which shifts from whispery lows to pained peaks with lightness of a feather.

Some Heavy Ocean is out 5/20 via Sargent House. Itunes Pre-order here. CD or Vinyl Pre-Order here.


Taken By Sound Interview with : Mylets

I’ve got an interview to share with you all that was actually done earlier in the year with Henry Kohen otherwise known as Mylets. Henry’s music was first recommended to me whilst conversing with a good friend about how I was trying to find an artist who was a creative cut above what I was listening to at the time.. What followed from that conversation was an intense binge of continuously watching Henry’s live performances on YouTube as well as a lot of headphone listening to his brilliant 2013 LP Retcon.

Henry’s over the top lyrical and instrumental style is complimented appropriately by his wild voice and genuinely intimidating guitar skills, this kid is absolutely set to be a trailblazer over the next few years, mark my words and enjoy the interview!

Firstly, I’d like to start off by saying thanks so much for being a part of taken by sound.. For those readers out there that haven’t heard of Mylets before.. Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m Henry Kohen and I have been writing and performing music under the name Mylets for a couple years now. My aim as Mylets has been to compose and perform everything by myself both live and in studio.

When did you get your start in music? And do you remember what your aspirations where before you ended up falling into being a full-time musician?

 

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(Source: takenbysound.com)


BORIS “Noise” Pre-Orders now Live - Special 5 Bonus tracks w/ Vinyl Pre-Order

BORIS' new album Noise is now up for pre-order at their online store HERE. Also available are CD or Vinyl bundle that comes with “Noise” Album art shirt and 11x17 Album art poster. The Vinyl is a double LP available in Black or limited to 1k color Black/Marble and comes with Album download card. Special Bonus: ALL Vinyl pre-order customers will also be sent 5 Bonus Live tracks on or around June 17th via email. Bonus tracks will only be sent to pre-order customers.

Stream “Quicksilver” below and SEE ALL BORIS TOUR DATES HERE


Tera Melos start tour with Dillinger Escape Plan on April 27th & Add Headline Shows

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Tera Melos
start their tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Vattnet Viskar on April 27th through May 10th.  They have also added a bunch of their own shows starting May 11th. Heck, we might even still add a few more soon.. .

Click HERE See all Tera Melos Shows and updates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN // TERA MELOS // VATTNET VISKAR
Apr 27, 2014 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
Apr 28, 2014 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Apr 29, 2014 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
May 1, 2014 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 2, 2014 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May 3, 2014 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
May 4, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
May 5, 2014 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cafe And Bar
May 6, 2014 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 7, 2014 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 9, 2014 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music
May 10, 2014 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre

TERA MELOS
May 11, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
May 12, 2014 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
May 13, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 16, 2014 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
May 17, 2014 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
May 23, 2014 - Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
May 24, 2014 - Fresno, CA @ Golden Parking Lot


BORIS premiere first new track from NOISE via Pitchfork and announce US & Canadian Tour Dates

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SEE ALL BORIS SHOW UPDATES & DETAILS HERE

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NYC’s The Deli Magazine Track Review: Emma Ruth Rundle “Arms I Know So Well”

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Standing well on her own two feet, Emma Ruth Rundle has released the first single from her forthcoming solo album, due out May 20 on Sargent House. She is best known for her work in Red Sparowes and Marriages, but this first listen feels like a necessary endeavor. The opening is wistful and ghostly, as her voice and guitar stand solitarily in reverberant space. The sparse arrangement pierces straight to the heart and leaves no room for doubt that her melancholy cries for comfort and redemption are an exorcism of sorts. Gently in the background, the strings moan like a tortured soul calling from the grave for deliverance. Her beautifully tortured cry of “please deliver me from all the evil I’ve done to myself and deliver me to arms I know so well” acts as a prologue to the story that is to unfold through the rest of her album. If these goosebumps are telling, it is sure to be amongst the top in those year end lists. - Jacqueline Caruso


Ghettoblaster Magazine Interview: Emma Ruth Rundle

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Known for her work in Red Sparowes, Marriages, and The Nocturnes, Emma Ruth Rundle’s first official solo album Some Heavy Ocean presents a collection of impassioned, cathartic songs exorcising the ghosts of one of life’s dark detours.  Melancholic, but equally hopeful and accessible, the album wears its emotions on its sleeve.  One critic described Rundle’s voice as “bone-chilling texture filled to the brim with intent”, and a better description is difficult to imagine; when paired with her compelling guitar playing, and enduring spirit takes root.

 Some Heavy Ocean will be available everywhere on CD, LP and digital formats on May 20 from Sargent House and Ghettoblaster caught up with her to discuss it.  This is what she told us about the undertaking.

Interview by: Timothy AnderL
Photo by : Gregory Burns

When did you begin writing the material for your debut solo record, Some Heavy Ocean?  

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Pitchfork debuts new track from Helms Alee from their split 12” with Young Widows

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Helms Alee debut the first new track, “Punchy Stabby” off  their 12” split with Young Widows which comes out officially on June 3rd on Sargent House. In May both bands will be touring together and will have the release early for sale at the shows. 

PRE ORDER SPLIT HERE

SEE ALL HELMS ALEE TOUR DATES HERE

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Pre-Orders for Emma Ruth Rundle “Some Heavy Ocean” now live

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Emma Ruth Rundle's new album “Some Heavy Ocean" is now up for pre-order at her new store: emmaruthrundle.hellomerch.com

It is Available on CD or 12” Transparent Light Blue Vinyl (includes digital download card) you can also get either format bundled with a 11x17 Poster (photo by Gregory Burns)
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and 1 choice of either Black or White “Heavy Ocean” T-Shirts which are limited to just 250 total and will never be made again! 

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Shirt Art by illustrator: J.A.W. Cooper - jawcooper.com

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Graham Smith has been traveling with And So I Watch You From Afar through out 2013 and 2014 all around the world. It is an incredible bonus when your Tour Manager is also an incredible photographer. These are just a few of the snaps he took along the way ( all done on an iphone) you can see the full gallery of photos HERE.

And as always ASIWYFA are on tour see ALL DATES HERE


Deafheaven on tour worldwide all Summer 2014 

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Deafheaven have just finished up a 41-show North American tour last weekend. So, of course we are delighted to announce even more tour dates around the world this Spring and Summer.  Kicking it all off in Los Angeles on April 25th at  the El Rey with EarthMarriages a fantastic line up brought to you by the fine folks of FYF Fest.  (get tix)

In May, Deafheaven will tour SE Asia and Japan before flying directly to Sasquatch Festival in George, Washington. After that they head to straight to Europe for part 1 of the Summer dates with some headline club shows and Festival plays including Primavera and Fortarock.

On June 7th Deafheaven will play the Governor’s Ball in NYC before starting their headlining club tour across the United States with another festival stop in Tennessee to play Bonnaroo.  Both Pallbearer (Profound Lore) and Wreck and Reference (Flenser Records) will be playing with them as support on all their club dates through July 2nd.  

On July 20th Deafheaven will play in Chicago at Pitchfork Festival before heading back to Europe for part 2 in August where they will play multiple festivals and some club shows - joining them to co-headline a few dates will be our very own Chelsea Wolfe.  Ending in Ireland they will have No Spill Blood on all Irish dates.

SEE ALL DEAFHEAVEN SHOW DETAILS & DATES HERE

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Deafheaven Live videos “Dream House” & “Irresistible” from Crowbar in Brisbane, Australia

Live video of Deafheaven performing “Dream House” and “Irresistible”  shot at their first ever show in Australia at CROWBAR in Brisbane on  January 8, 2014.

Deafheaven will be announcing 40 new tour dates on April 1st.
SEE ALL DEAFHEAVEN SHOW SCHEDULE HERE


Pitchfork track premiere: Emma Ruth Rundle “Arms I Know So Well”

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Emma Ruth Rundle debuts her first new track “Arms I Know So Well” on Pitchfork. Click HERE to stream