Tera Melos : Cartoon Cereal

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Name: John Clardy
Nickname: Clardz, “the TP”
Sign: Aries

Favorite:
Fruit. Ambrosia Apples or Strawberries
Number. 78
Book. Junky

Q1. Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?
A1. Joined Tera Melos
Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?
A2. That’s more Nick and Nate’s thing.

Q3. Do you have a phobia?
A3. a few
Q4. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?
A4. Something that could fly, but maybe an octopus
Q5. Do you have a lucky charm?
A5. I carry an Irish Punt

Q6. If your music was a cereal, which one would is be and why?
A6. That Nintendo cereal from the 80’s, Link and Mario… where could you go from there?
Q7. What is the best show (music) you have ever been too?
A7. Probably Fugazi in Fort Worth, TX April 1st 2002
Q8. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive, who would you be or where would you go?
A8. I think about living in other time periods constantly, I’ll say the Cretacious Period or the 1960’s. I would like to live as Jimi Hendrix for a week.
Q9. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?
A9. shower

Q10. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?
A10. Smell, I’m nostalgic enough as it is.

Name: Nick Reinhart
Nickname: Nick Reinhart
Sign: stop sign

Favorite:
Fruit. richard simmons
Number. the highest number
Book. mad magazine

Q1. Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?
A1. the craziest thing i’ve done is waste hundreds of valuable hours of my life while sitting at my computer.
Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?
A2. a vintage tube guitar head in an abandoned practice space and a small booklet about dreams in the gutter in los angeles.

Q3. Do you have a phobia?
A3. yea, melophobia.

Q4. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?
A4. an earthworm.
Q5. Do you have a lucky charm?
A5. yes, a five gallon bucket of earthworms that i ceremoniously dunk my head in before each show.

Q6. If your music was a cereal, which one would it be and why?
A6. krusty-o’s, because it’s so fucking awesome.
Q7. What is the best show (music) you have ever been too?
A7. possibly jon brion at largo.

Q8. If you could live in any time period or be anyone dead or alive, who would you be or where would you go?
A8. i’d live one thousand years in the future and work as a shift leader at mcdonald’s but moonlight as a party city owner and manager.

Q9. What is something you hate doing, but must do anyways?
A9. smell farts.
Q10. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, which one would you abandon?
A10. probably smell, because i hate smelling shit smelling farts.

Complex to say the least and experimental with out a doubt. Tera Melos plays their instruments to create unique and different music that is clearly their own style. As there is so much going on in a single Tera Melos song, I can’t help but to feel movement in the music. Sometimes the guitar chords and drum beats flow like a drunken waltz, with coordination hindered one still invents their own fun seamless movements from one dance step to the next . Or one is jerked around on a roller coaster of sound, twisting and bending with the shifting guitar chords and rapid drumming from snare to symbol to bass. There is nothing safe about Tera Melos, pushing their music with honest artistic freedom not every ear is going to fall in love with them, and that’s just one of the many reasons I have.

Please check out more of Tera Melos on their Bandcamp page

Pelican – Trevor de Brauw

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Name: Trevor de Brauw
Nickname: “Snake”
Sign: Cancer

Favorite:
Fruit. – Plum
Number. – 666
Gadget smartphone

Q1.Most wild and crazy thing you have done thus far in your life?
A1.My wife and I moved out to a house in rural NC. It was a zany time living in a tiny town where no one would speak to us. The house was in a state of utter disrepair and we did all the maintenance ourselves since we couldn’t afford to hire anyone. I remember the bathroom floor was so waterlogged that I had to tear it out down to the joists and rebuild the fentire subfloor. If you don’t know what that means you should hope not to find out.

Q2. Whats the most interesting thing you found lying on the street/sidewalk/ground/random place?
A2. I dumpstered a copier once, but it didn’t work. Man, the three weeks when I had a broken copier in my apartment was a glorious period in my life.

Q3. How many car accidents have you been in?
A3. Hm, two when I was a teenager, but nothing since then, luckily. Fuck car accidents.

Q4. Do you have a phobia?
A4. no comment

Q5. If you could morph into any animal what would it be?
A5. I would like to be a panda bear. Motherfuckers are cute AND fierce.

Q6. Most annoying interview question of all time!?
A6. If you could be any celebrities’ genitalia whose would you be?

Q7. Have you ever been in a food fight?
A7.No, but there was a food fight backstage at one of our shows that I did not participate in and I don’t hesitate to point the finger at Torche, the folks responsible for it. Such a waste. Tell those guys to fucking relax already.

Q8. Have you ever done a physical challenge, like drink an entire gallon of milk in an hour?
A8. I used to think about becoming a champion eater since I was able to put a lot of food away back in my twenties. Then I saw footage of actual eating contests and was so grossed out that I no longer wanted to participate. I can drink a shit ton of coffee, though.

Q9. Do you YouTube surf? Best video found?
A9. I still watch VHS tapes. I really like that Dire Straits video about MTV, though. Self-referential shit really gets my goat.

Q10. Do you have a childhood memento you keep with you always?
A10. Well, I have kept my complete lack of tact and overarching sense of irrational teenage rage intact, so sort of?

The first time I heard Pelican I was in Bakersfield for a Circa Survive concert. Opening for Circa, they went on stage and began playing these beautiful masterpieces of instrumental harmony and complex chord progressions (Trevor probably moves his fingers around a guitar faster than I can type). There was no one up to the mic, no band member to single out as a leader. Only 4 very talented musicians working together to create true artistic genius. If Mozart owned an electric guitar and Beethoven played the drums, together they would create something a little similar to the epicness that is Pelican.

please visit Pelican’s myspace page for more music