The Terrors

The Terrors

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The Terrors are just a bit crazy. This quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio thrives off their live improvisations and recorded madness. Brazen, yet humble, wild, yet organized, The Terrors are like nothing you've ever seen or heard.

Biography

The Terrors are a band that test the limits of contemporary music. This quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio, thrives off their live improvisations and recorded madness. Building a strong reputation locally, the band is quickly gaining notoriety as band with unlimited potential. With their debut album, 'Foolish Treasure Hunter', waiting in the wings, the mystical full-length album will soon be released through Yea Yea Yeah Music Productions. The highly anticipated debut album will surface October 28th.

"The band paints on the same sonic canvas as U2 with the psychedelic colors of Pink Floyd: big, sprawling -- albeit richly filled -- spaces that soar in Pace's guitar lines and in his harmonic vocal interplay with Mitchell. The classically trained sensibilities of Pace and Bighead also come into play in their intricate but not wanking melodies. Their sound is a panoramic vista of a forest in which the bark on the trees is finely detailed but the leaves are more abstractly rendered, the precision of oil paints and the freedom of watercolors combined to make a satisfying whole. The studied approach of Prog Rock blended with the abandon of Punk and applied with the energy and passion that comes from simply making music you love. Their live show is a testament to that passion: It has the endearing-but-passionate rough edges of a young band going for broke on stage, but it also has the sure edge of musicians who know exactly what to do with their instruments, if not always themselves. And that makes for exciting viewing as well as listening; visually, it seems as if everything is going to fly apart at any second, but the music holds everything together. It's a subtle give and take. The Terrors transport -- rather than whip -- the audience into a frenzy."
- Dale Johnson, CityBeat

Lyrics

Rex

Written By: The Terrors

look at you
in only two moons
how you’ve come
and you’ve made me for you
here i am, here we are
here on this fading holiday wanting only to celebrate
and exchange, new stranger
ob-la-di ob-la-da, na na na...
“in a spark...”
give me more definition,
if you mean to discuss
unforeseen earthquakes making me shake
making me rhyme (maybe not)
ob-la-di ob-la-da, na na na...
“in a spark...”
you should try how numbers prescribe
you should lie like this by my side
my alice, and my rex, my buttons designed
in a cup that you folded of paper
my lucid alibi,
new favor
ob-la-di ob-la-da...

With The Flies

Written By: The terrors

why can’t you, can’t you see we don’t need an untimely endeavor
releasing pleasing upon your intent and childish rapport
i got what you need girl
it requires rain for forty days
maybe you, may is june and it’s all unraveling, sweet sick blight
maybe you bend in tune when i’m all out of line in disguise
(almsivi intervene me, please)
why can’t you, can’t you see i don’t feel that we deserve such leisure
honest ropes hope to hold i rub tones on your throat all alone
i got too much love, girl
the twin evils of excitement and comfort
lean back and watch your pull, curve the ball
knife me in the side
(almsivi please)
eight ball –side
slide your ruling by a feudal design
black glass eyes
who’s to say what’s right for all involved?
we’re living in the midst of potential perfection
obvious, awkward and panned apart
i lie with you on a white line
i lie with you while i’m on fire, chanting rhyme.
in another tongue, your name is a slur
your crooked line is undoubtedly blurred
i might imply, casting a stone for reconcile
while i watch you lie with the flies

Swim Up

Written By: The Terrors

can see right through you and
i can see through to you too
i recall two temples and a valley in between
which led to a river i would drink
be easy on my easing knees folding cold in entropy
and i keep asking, “is my saint leaving me high and dry?”
i remember sacrilege inside a home in which i planned to live
but living isn’t real anymore
do you remember my eyes?
do you recall lightning?
i recall two temples and a valley in between
which led to a river i would drink
i am trying harder now to keep myself from spilling out
i can see right through you and
i can see through to you too
i remember sacrilege inside a home in which i planned to live
but i am another foolish treasure hunter hunting you
i think i’ll need another flask and some ammunition
because only the penitent shall pass
can’t you see my bending knees screaming for your release?
remember, i am another foolish treasure hunter hunting you
i think i’ll need another flask and some ammunition
and if i see you weaker than you need to be to run
i’ll take my prize and hide it inside of me for a thousand years.

It Makes So Sense

Written By: The Terrors

you'd drop your lung then you'd drop everything and leave here
you'd share lines with the plebeians and the dreamers
one two three - a vapor
we've seen god's pupil in a lucid sky
why don't we evaporate tonight in the dark off the side
cuz i'd bite my tongue if i were you to see what it's like
i'm sure your blood is the envy of everyone
the gifts that go away
the shifts in mysterious manner
the hope that you pray for
i'll pray for you as well

GMBLA

Written By: The Terrors

sweet gmbla, it's a tireless rift
play the scene as we need it

i'm leveling my arms for function
i'm wearing a 9 on my sleeve
you've got big guns and a swagger i can't believe

hey now general outburst
heckling behind a wall

god, compel a quantitative exodus
make some sense of all this

beg plans the mass retraction
we're toting our sanity
we're boasting monolithic myths that i can't believe

note the lack of applause, now as the passion slices through your word
hey now general outburst heckling me on the curb

this yellow surface cuts a circle
in it the fold tucks the curtain
mark the scandal and the exit
in a hope we meant
trip a cordial catastrophe
pull the mask up, just let me explain...
all of those things i didn't mean
(and flee out now)

here now we are in love with a black tambourine
we're all love, baby
here now we are all in love with it all
and when it's on, girl, it's on, and on, and on, and flee out now...

CDLC Dracula

Written By: The Terrors

red, white, and corrupt a little boy
and mrs. teeth, well
she drives a stick into machines
cold sweat freezes breath so

to all those men who wipe knuckles in love
may your knuckles be taken off

we've got six gears
white lines disappear
you're over my head
and under my breath
and my best intent is all that i have left, so

to all those girls who move muscles in song
may your rhythm not hurt too much
in a cdlc dracula

you're thick with pretense
ill suffer me consequence

there is no reason for me, like i have to witness heaven bleed
and run where lines become one
in a cdlc immaculate dracula

to all those men who wipe knuckles in love
may your knuckles be taken off
in a cdlc dracula
my battle axe caligula

you're thick with pretense

there is no science to trust
when marrows rust
you run where lines become one
in a battle axe
caligula

Discography

Foolish Treasure Hunter (CD & DVD)

Set List

Setlist from the Holy Grail (Cincinnati, OH) (3-12-05)
1- =MC
2- Gaza Strip
3- Let Teeth Break the Ice
4- Begging its Moon
5- Swim Up
6- It Makes So Sense
7- Rex
8- With the Flies
9- Pied Piper

Setlist from Sudsy Malone's (Cincinnati, OH) (4-23-05)
1- Rex
2- Gaza Strip
3- Begging its Moon
4- Pied Piper
5- It Makes So Sense
6- =MC
7- Let Teeth Break the Ice
8- With the Flies
9- Crystal
10- Swim Up
11- Zahmis

Setlist from Top Cat's (Cincinnati,OH) (4-28-05)
1- Zahmis
2- Swim Up
3- Crystal
4- Let Teeth Break the Ice
5- It Makes So Sense
6- =MC
7- Begging its Moon
8- Rex

Setlist from the Mad Frog (Cincinnati, OH) (5-5-05)
1- Gaza Strip
2- Swim Up
3- Begging its Moon
4- It Makes So Sense
5- =MC
6- Let Teeth Break the Ice
7- Crystal
8- Zahmis

Setlist from Dutch's Tavern (Louisville, KY) (7-29-05)
1- Adjust Your Eyes
2- Swim Up
3- Zahmis
4- Rex
5- =MC
6- Crystal
7- Gaza Strip
8- With the Flies

Setlist from Top Cat's (Cincinnati, OH) (