When combined, the two opening tracks on Tera Melos’ 2010 album Patagonian Rats make for one of the more pop-sensible and instantly likable moments in their discography. In this video, the stage-setting “So Occult” serves as the soundtrack for the introduction, which features a masked skateboarder bearing an upside-down cross on his shirt. Soon after he falls, the intro ends and “Kelly” begins, and things only get weirder from there.
Tera Melos’ sound on “Kelly” is so expansive and anthemic that it manages to make a masked dude in a robe smashing soda cans with a baseball bat seem incredibly meaningful and important. They probably could have put whatever they wanted in this video and it would still look awesome.
Patagonian Rats is out now on Sargent House. Download it on the band’s bandcamp page for $5.
Watch a review of Patagonian Rats here.