Terry Malts is a three-piece punk rock band from San Francisco. When they first debuted there was a mysteriousness about who they were. They were known for showing up to a gig, getting rowdy, amazing the crowd and disappearing. They avoided interviews or providing any known information. It turned out Terry Malts is kind of a side project/spin off of another San Fran band, the popular Magic Bullets. The mysteriousness was a ploy to distance Terry Malts from Magic Bullets. The story is that the members of Magic Bullets traded instruments, morphed their sound, and created Terry Malts.
Their music is really fun. Its a dirty garage pop punk sound, full of noisy guitars, catchy riffs, tangible vocals, and “eiy eiy eiy eiy eiy” sing alongs. They’ve released the spunky ‘I’m Neurotic’ single and the recent ‘Something About You’ EP on San Fran’s Slumberland Records. I personally recommend the song ‘No sir, I’m Not a Christian’ off of the latter release. Terry Malts is a band to check out if you’re looking for a revival of dirty Power-Pop and a fan of loud/fast/fun concerts.
Here some pics by Adam Forslund: