There are very few bands that are tastefully preserving post-rock's mathy guitar parts, abrupt time signature changes and bright melodies, so cleanly executed in the late 1990s-early 2000s by bands like Hella, Don Caballero and Owls. Sacramento's Tera Melos are among said preservationists. Their 2010 release Patagonian Rats (Sargent House) is streaming below, with the rest of their discography available to stream on their Bandcamp site (boy, do we ever appreciate Bandcamp).

Tour dates for Tera Melos and Marnie Stern (who was recently profiled in the New Yorker) are posted after the jump. The joint venture ends here with a co-headlining show at Bottom of the Hill on March 18, opener TBD.

Tera Melos' Zoo Weather EP, with new tracks and album remixes, will be available as a cassette/digital download during the tour.

Feb 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Feb 19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Feb 20 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
Feb 22 - San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven
Feb 23 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Feb 24 - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall
Feb 25 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
Feb 26 - Tallahasee, FL @ Club DownUnder
Feb 27 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
Feb 28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
Mar 01 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Mar 02 - Washington DC @ Red Palace
Mar 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Mar 04 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Mar 06 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
Mar 07 - Montreal, QU @ Il Motore
Mar 08 - Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
Mar 09 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt
Mar 10 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Mar 11 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr
Mar 12 - Denver, CO @ Moes
Mar 13 - Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
Mar 15 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
Mar 16 - Portland, OR @ Branx
Mar 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Mar 19 - Sacramento, CA @ Sol Collective

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