The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: October 2013
Tera Melos with Zorch at The Demo
8 p.m. | $10-12
Tera Melos somehow cornered the market on melodic math-rock through the mid-aughts, blending a total overdose of guitar pedals (see: processors) with haunting melodies. Finger-tapping amid micro-managed polyrhythms mix well with the smooth and sparse use of vocals. The resulting noise apparently captured the hearts of guitar jocks across the nation, because for the last seven or eight years we've seen a total influx of impersonators.
There are certainly worse things to replicate, but by the sound of its latest record, Tera Melos seems fully aware of its influence. The songs somehow reach a middle- round between pop and bizarre math-rock while eschewing the hints of emotional duress from earlier works. Rumor has it that Fang Island will join Tera Melos and Zorch on this St. Louis date. Fingers are firmly crossed.