Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

Terry Malts

Fri ยท January 19, 2018

8:00 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Terry Malts
Terry Malts
Terry Malts started as a project in 2009. Singer/bassist Phil Benson, guitarist/singer Corey Cunningham, and drummer Nathan Sweatt had been toiling in San Francisco band Magic Bullets for the last five years. While Magic Bullets had been known more for jangly guitars and fluid bass-lines, Terry Malts would be a cathartic 180-degree turn towards feedback and noise.

In 2010 the group self-recorded a six-song cassette entitled Distracted that saw release on the San Francisco-based Loglady Records imprint (Woolen Men, Permanent Collection). That year, while recording a follow-up called On A Halfpipe, Mike from Slumberland Records asked to release some of the songs from the Distracted cassette as a 7" single.

The resulting 7", I'm Neurotic, came out in early 2011 and tracks from the shelved On A Halfpipe cassette landed on another Slumberland 7" single called Something About You later that year.

With the help of two borrowed microphones, the band compiled a set of songs from both cassettes and recorded (or in some cases re-recorded) them in their rehearsal space during the summer of 2011 for a full-length album.

With the freshly-mixed record by Monte Vallier (Weekend, Soft Moon) under their arms, the band set about on their first national tour in October 2011.

The debut album Killing Time would be released on Slumberland on February 21st 2012 and more touring and festivals were on the horizon. By year's end the group had compiled another set of songs and began recording a second full-length record.

The follow-up album, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, was finished with more borrowed microphones only a couple of weeks before the band became a two-city entity. In January of 2013, guitarist/singer Corey Cunningham moved to Los Angeles and Terry Malts carried on logging frequent traveler miles on many of California's bus lines.

Distance did not slow the group down and after more touring the band took four new songs to Monte Vallier's studio in 2014 to dip their toes into the world of proper recording- where microphones did not need to be borrowed and a professional engineer could harness the cacophony.

The resulting EP, Insides, came out on Slumberland Records in September 2014.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042