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Tera Melos/Heavy Heavy Low Low 

"Restless" is a good word to describe Tera Melos, a Sacramento trio that makes no qualms about aspiring to be more ambitious than the average instrumental math-rock group. On its most recent release, Drugs to the Dear Youth, it splices Don Caballero-esque rhythmic bursts and free-jazz inspired landscapes with hints of electronica and plenty of guitar pedal noises – all of which lands the band somewhere between an evil American Football or a more (ahem) restless version of locals Grand Ulena. Unlike the releases from many of its peers, though, Youth is actually accessible. Plus, Tera Melos' violent live show has helped the band earn opening slots on tours with HORSE the band (and, currently, Heavy Heavy Low Low). Looks like the kids are getting weirder.

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