Tera Melos 'X'ed Out' (album stream)

Tera Melos 'X'ed Out' (album stream)
Sacramento eccentrics Tera Melos are set to drop their X'ed Out on April 16 through Sargent House, but you can now stream the band's new LP in full a little early courtesy of Exclaim.ca.

As previously reported, the band's latest LP initially had them attempting to tone down their genre-jumping ways in favour of something a little more straightforward, but the group abandoned that idea once they started accumulating a complex batch of songs touting "psychedelic pop energy."

"I'd initially wanted to make a really simple and minimal record," guitarist/vocalist Nick Reinhart said in a statement. "But our minds wander way too much, so when the songs came to life, they raged a little more than expected. In the process, it became clear that to move forward we needed to think less."

On top of previously previewed fuzz-pop track "Tropic Lame," the album stream below contains highlights like the darkly melodic alt-rock pound of "New Chlorine," the galloping drum beats and guitar histrionics on abacus-clacker "Sunburn," and Reinhart's eerie croon on the evil, Jesus Lizard-meets-Battles sludge excursion "Slimed."

As previously reported, Tera Melos will be heading out on a lengthy North American tour in support of the album. You can see all those dates here and listen to X'ed Out below.