Terry Malts announces debut LP for Slumberland, shares new track

MP3: Tumble Down

Attention Public,

After careful, weeklong consideration, Terry Malts (San Francisco, CA) have decided to go forth and record a debut LP as per the request of Slumberland Records. Displaying a slick, intelligent take on modern chainsaw pop, KILLING TIME certainly lives up to its name!

The wrong turns that led us here: a 6-song cassette (Log Lady; 2010, now in its second pressing), and two 7″ singles (both Slumberland; 2011).

Who is/are/was/will be Terry Malts? A yellow-pages private dick has gleaned the following: Corey Cunningham (guitar, backing vox), by way of Dickson, TN-cum-cardboard-box-in-Toronto, was asked to housesit in Fresno, CA. Duties fulfilled, he shot north on a graffiti trip to 924 Gilman St. and immediately bonded with fellow men’s room “artists” Phil Benson (bass guitar, lead vox) and theunfortunately-named Nathan Sweatt (drums, backing vox).

Hands shook, vibes exchanged; the trio felt compelled to distill their energy into a unified voice. Terry’s gospel is succinct, direct, sincere, and timed expertly with next year’s looming apocalypse: life is hopeless, enjoy!

With a live reputation that bleeds funky “Punk” attitude, I’ve been told this urgency has been crammed into the TM studio edition. Recorded by a machine, then expertly mixed by human being Monte Vallier (Swell, Half Church), this music may compel you to type the following buzzwords into your blog (which, I LOVE, by the way!): catchy, husky, hunky, sharp, blue-collar, rocking, hockey-rock, working-class, perfect, near-perfect, not-half-bad, and/or not-bad.

It’s an album, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a 34-minute hour of pure, unadulterated Malts… alright?

– Matthew Kallman

Tour Dates

12/31 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern (NYE show) *
02/19 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern ^

* = w/ Wax Idols
^ = w/ Airfix Kits + Cocktails


Terry Malts
Killing Time
(Slumberland Records)
Release Date: February 21, 2012

1. Something About You
2. Not Far From It
3. Where Is The Weekend?
4. Tumble Down
5. No Sir, I’m Not A Christian
6. Waiting Room
7. I’m Neurotic
8. Nauseous
9. Mall Dreams
10. No Good For You
11. I Do
12. What Was It
13. Can’t Tell No One
14. No Big Deal


Terry Malts
Something About You 7″
(Slumberland Records)
Release Date: October 11, 2011

A. Something About You
B1. No Sir, I’m Not A Christian
B2. Fun Night

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