Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Terry Malts US tour dates

San Francisco chainsaw-rockers Terry Malts hit the road this month to support their new album, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, out September 10th on Slumberland Records.

Sept 5 - San Francisco, CA - Record Release Party at Thee Parkside w/Synthetic ID & Pinhead
Sept 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Sept 13 - Denver, CO - Walnut Room w/Best Creeps
Sept 14 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge w/Spray Paint & Jocks
Sept 15 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe's
Sept 16 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle w/Spray Paint, Dumpster Babies & Floral Wreaths
Sept 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Sept 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands w/Kissing Is A Crime & Lvl Up
Sept 20 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery w/Matrimonials, Wrong Words & Crimson Wave
Sept 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Sept 22 - Washington, DC - DC9 w/Queen Kwong & Dot Dash
Sept 23 - Columbus, OH - Kobo
Sept 25 - Dallas, TX - City Tavern
Sept 26 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Sept 28 - Tucson, AZ - Tiny Town Gallery
Sept 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
Here's a word from the label:

"I’ve disconnected the doorbell; the phone is off the hook. The post office has been instructed to return all mail sent c/o Box 489 directly back to sender. These extreme actions have not been made in haste. The past year-plus has plum worn me out.

Ever since Slumberland Records lost a bet and released 2012’s Killing Time, it seems that the bored drudges of this outhouse Earth have done nothing but follow that album title’s orders, a.k.a. harass me. (Lord knows the everyday “fan” of these “guys” has nothing better to do). Visitors, calls, letters. Look, I know I’m the only known liaison to the men behind the man, but that doesn’t mean I have the answer to the burning question on everyone’s melon: WHEN IS THE NEXT TERRY MALTS ALBUM COMING OUT?!

Oh, wait, actually I do know the answer to that one! Terry Malts’ brand-new platter, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, is being released on September 10, 2013, once again on Slumberland Records. The official full-length follow-up to last year’s year-end-list-thrashing debut, hot on the heels of two more blistering 7”s in the meantime.

Who are these Nobodies? Where is this Nowhere? The same crack-staff has been employed: Phil Benson (bass, vocals), Corey Cunningham (guitar, throat), and Nathan Sweatt (drums, confusion), recorded by they-damn-selfs in their “San Francisco practice space”, and again mixed by Monte Vallier (Weekend, Half Church). Hey, Parrothead: changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, right? Right! Which is why the Malts tropes you’ve come to know and love haven’t gone anywhere: anger, hatred, exhaustion, delusion, seclusion, consumption, life, death, breathing, eating, and probably some sensitivity or something. It’s all right in front of your earballs!

Considering a stiff breeze could blow your web address over, take this “press-release” as a “warning.” "Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere" is a punch in the gut, a kick to the teeth, a tickle exactly where you want it (wink, wink). This thing is the toupee of your record collection: throw it on top of that embarrassing stack o’ wax by the stereo to instantly transform your reputation.

Look, we can’t do everything to help out you and those of your odor, but giving you this news is a step in the right direction. And this is coming straight from the top floor. Terry Malts’ Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere shreds. It blasts. It blows (a good thing!). A dynamite record, that’ll prolly say “Play It Loud!” or whatever in the liners. But seriously, folks… listen to this thing and leave me alone!
Terry: just like the days of our pathetic weeks, a name that ends in “why…?” "
-Matt Kallman
Here's a pretty awesome live video of "Waiting Room", our favorite tune from their debut, Killing Time.

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