READ FULL ALBUM REVIEW HERE - Below is the interview
The new album from Tera Melos is quite an achievement, with the Californian trio finally settling into themselves on what is, incredibly, only their third album in eight years. The release of X’ed Out is an event in itself - it’s been a fraction over 2-and-a-half years since the release of Patagonian Rats, but the band have released an EP and single since then in a relatively productive period. We at the 405 liked their new record so much that we decided to ask the band a few questions about it.
They’re heading out on tour with TTNG in a few days, so we asked them about that, as well as plenty about the new record. Turns out they’re not actually ‘X’ed Out and Tired’ at all.
Hi guys! How are you all feeling at the moment? Your new record is out soon - what’s the mood in the Tera Melos camp? Relief, excitement, or something in between?
Right now we are in scramble mode to get ready for tour. I would say that the mood is one of impending doom with a bit of excitement thrown in. Kind of like riding a roller coaster for the first time after it has been re-opened because major repairs were done to prevent deaths. We haven’t played in front of an audience since we were in Russia 9-and-a-half months ago and we are going to be playing a bunch of new songs, so thinking about that can be pretty daunting. Like, real deal human beings have been conceived and born since we last played a show. Added to that, we are a bit spread out, so we only get a chance to play together after plane tickets are purchased and time zones are adjusted to. So hopefully one can see why we could have a bit of nerves going back out there. Still, I think we are all really excited to be back out showing people new songs.