When I first heard Terra’s “Couldn’t Save This” EP my initial reaction was that this is an interpretation of something Hunter S. Thompson was was trying to get on paper as he and his cohort were driving through the desert making their way to Las Vegas. “Couldn’t Save This” is short, sweet, and to-the-point yet diverts into some pretty (lately) uncharted territory musically. A fine mix of 60’s rhythms, 70’s punk, and 80’s post-modernism makes these four tracks proof that a new artist can take a nod from the past and blast a road to the future. Never a dull moment.
Couldn’t Save This
Terra (post-punk/dark-wave) will be embarking on a western Canadian tour summer 2015 in support of their debut four track EP Couldn’t Save This. Recorded by producer Connor Robinson and mastered by acclaimed engineer John Golden, self- released 10” vinyl and cassettes via Shake! Records will be available summer 2015.
Terra’s musical style embodies rhythmic and dissonant sounds with an emphasis on catchy melodies and astute vocal phrasing. Drenched vocals, desolate lyrics, and dark disposition are complemented by an accessible pop sensibility that channels the post punk stylings of bands like The Cure, New Order, and Wire. Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Terra includes: Chris Kessler (vocals/guitar), Brandon Saucier (bass), Quincy Phaff (drums) and Bray-den Charlton (recently added on synth for touring line-up).
Terra has a knack for creating songs with equally compelling morose and melodic elements that leaves fans want-ing more. On top of playing with critically acclaimed bands such as Yukon Blonde and Fist City, Terra has previous-ly played Electric Eye Music Festival (twice) and has three upcoming shows at Shake/Arama II. Terra has received radio play on Edmonton’s CJSR and Lethbridge’s The Bridge and CKXU. Terra will be kicking off their Canadian Western Tour in Lethbridge, AB at a Sled Island endorsed show on June 19th and finishing up with shows at Shake/Arama II in July. Terra will be recording their debut full length LP in the early fall of 2015.
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