Tera Melos

Staff Year End List: Program Director Kyle Pacynski’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

What a great year 2013 was for music. At least if you look in the right places. Music for the sake of shock value may have spread across the mainstream, but the Impact is here to quell your agitation with the best new music out there. So here is my list for the Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. A Great Big Pile of LeavesYou’re Always On My Mind

The sophomore release from AGBPOL continues to purport their signature style of nostalgia-based, care-free indie rock. Though they seemed to have dropped the underlying mathy inspiration, they’ve created a very stripped-down, lick-based record that doesn’t stray from what fans crave.

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Tera Melos – New Chlorine

A band that could only come out of California, Tera Melos seems to enjoy confusing the crap out of their listeners. Jazz-based math rock with elements of electronic and house music thrown in, they’re actually considered to be innovators of the math rock scene. The rhythmic structure of each song can only be characterized as “chaotic.” Guitar-tapping, start-and-stop dynamics, and the extreme use of guitar pedals and effects make Tera Melos one of the most interesting bands to watch live. You can actually catch them this weekend when they open for TTNG at The Magic Stick. Check out the track “New Chlorine” off their tamest album to date: 2013’s X’ed Out below. Read More…

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