Way back in summer 2012 the music writers of the Boston Phoenix sat down for another edition of 50 Bands 50 States, an annual exercise where the late alt-weekly selected the best new bands across America. We have vague memories of someone casually pushing for Terry Malts to get the California nod, but the Slumberland Records band eventually lost out to FIDLAR. Not a terrible look.
Four years later, and Terry Malts are back with a lot of new stuff.
First, their new album (and first in three years) is called Lost at the Party, and it’s out October 14 on Slumberland. Second, they just released new single “Seen Everything”, and it’s a nice slice of catchy power-pop. If you dig it, and we know you do, then Terry Malts have some good news: They’ve set up an exclusive hotline where fans can preview other tracks from the new record. Just dial 1-866-NU-MALTS and you’re golden.
Once you’re done calling their number, the Malts dudes will call yours. An October tour brings them to our part of the country, and they’re playing O’Brien’s Pub in Allston on October 25, which, since it’ll officially be Halloween season, should be one hell of a party. Full dates after the song jump.
Terry Malts: 2016 Tour Dates
September 1: San Francisco at El Rio
September 2: Santa Cruz at Crepe Place
October 8: Carmel at The Rumpus
October 9: Los Angeles at The Hi Hat
October 10: San Francisco Hemlock
October 22: Baltimore at U+N Fest
October 23: Philadelphia at Kung Fu Necktie
October 24: Brooklyn at Shea Stadium
October 25: Allston at O’Brien’s Pub
October 27: Detroit UFO Factory
October 28: Chicago Subterranean
October 29: St Louis San Loo
November 18: Seattle Vera Project
November 19: Portland Bunk Bar