Tereu Tereu, “The Body Unmade”
The future is now for Washington, D.C.’s Tereu Tereu.
After spending several years building a reputation for fiery, exciting live shows, and releasing a well-received EP and full-length album, the band took much of 2010 off to reconfigure its lineup, re-connect as a band, and do lots and lots of songwriting. The band is now set to break out in a BIG way in 2011.
In fact, the year already started off with a bang when the band was hand-picked to open the very first show of their heroes The Dismemberment Plan’s reunion tour at Washington D.C.’s The Black Cat.
And now things are about to really take off, as the band is prepping forthe April 5 release of its brand new 3-song EP entitled NW (named after D.C.’s Northwest quadrant). The new EP finds the band moving away from the edgy pop of its early releases to a bolder, more aggressive sound typified by lead single “The Body Unmade” (listen above). If you ask the band, they’ll tell you that this new lineup is still finding its voice, but if NW is any indication, this is a band that’s completely comfortable in its skin and its art.
The band is also about to kick off a two-week tour with friend Carol Bui down to Austin for SXSW and back, including sets at the My Old Kentucky Blog and DC Does Texas SXSW showcases. The band will be playing its own sets as well as backing up Carol for her sets. You won’t want to miss the chance to see these two great artists playing together.
If you haven’t heard Tereu Tereu before, or even if you have, I highly recommend checking out the new EP (download it above), and seeing them live on this tour. This is a band that just keeps getting better and better, and you’re going to want to be able to say that you knew them before they got big.
For more information about Tereu Tereu check out the band’s website and Bandcamp page.
Tereu Tereu + Carol Bui Tour Dates
3/12: Charlottesville, VA (Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ No Brainer)
3/13: Newport, KY (Southgate House w/ Sacred Spirits)
3/14: Memphis, TN (TBA)
3/15: Austin, TX (SXSW – Art Disaster @ Beauty Bar)
3/16: Austin, TX (SXSW – DC Does Texas @ Lovejoy’s, 12:50-1:30pm)
3/17: Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/18: Austin, TX (SXSW – My Old Kentucky Blog party @ Smush Room)
3/19: Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/21: New Orleans, LA (Prytania Bar)
3/22: Savannah, GA (TBA)
3/23: Chapel Hill, NC (Nightlight w/ Embarassing Fruits)
3/24: Richmond, VA (Sprout Market & Cafe w/ The Trillions)
3/26: Washington, D.C. (St. Stephen’s w/ The Caribbean)