MP3: “Tumble Down”
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, 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 the unfortunately-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 (Weekend, Young Prisms), 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
01/27 Daly City, CA Serra Bowl $*
02/17 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern * RECORD RELEASE #
02/23 Chico, CA Duffy’s Tavern
02/24 San Diego, CA Tower Bar *%
02/25 Fullerton, CA Burger Records *%
02/26 Los Angeles, CA The Echo PART TIME PUNKS *%
03/09 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop &
* = w/ Permanent Collection
% = w/ Dead Angle
$ = w/ Surf Club
# = w/ Airfix Kits and Cocktails
& = w/ Crocodiles and Bleeding Rainbow
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
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
Something About You 7″
Release Date: October 11, 2011
A. Something About You
B1. No Sir, I’m Not A Christian
B2. Fun Night