Terry Malts

Terry Malts

Business Of Dreams, Naked Naps

Wed, April 12, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC


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Terry Malts
Terry Malts
I've disconnected the doorbell; the phone is off the hook. The post office has been instructed to return all mail sent c/o Box 489 directly back to sender. These extreme actions have not been made in haste. The past year-plus has plum worn me out.
Ever since Slumberland Records lost a bet and released 2012's Killing Time, it seems that the bored drudges of this outhouse Earth have done nothing but follow that album title's orders, a.k.a. harass me. (Lord knows the everyday "fan" of these "guys" has nothing better to do). Visitors, calls, letters. Look, I know I'm the only known liaison to the men behind the man, but that doesn't mean I have the answer to the burning question on everyone's melon: WHEN IS THE NEXT TERRY MALTS ALBUM COMING OUT?!

Oh, wait, actually I do know the answer to that one! Terry Malts' brand-new platter, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, is being released on September 10, 2013, once again on Slumberland Records. The official full-length follow-up to last year's year-end-list-thrashing debut, hot on the heels of two more blistering 7"s in the meantime.

Who are these Nobodies? Where is this Nowhere? The same crack-staff has been employed: Phil Benson (bass, vocals), Corey Cunningham (guitar, throat), and Nathan Sweatt (drums, confusion), recorded by they-damn-selfs in their "San Francisco practice space", and again mixed by Monte Vallier (Weekend, Half Church). Hey, Parrothead: changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, right? Right! Which is why the Malts tropes you've come to know and love haven't gone anywhere: anger, hatred, exhaustion, delusion, seclusion, consumption, life, death, breathing, eating, and probably some sensitivity or something. It's all right in front of your earballs!

Considering a stiff breeze could blow your web address over, take this "press-release" as a "warning." NRTIN is a punch in the gut, a kick to the teeth, a tickle exactly where you want it (wink, wink). This thing is the toupee of your record collection: throw it on top of that embarrassing stack o' wax by the stereo to instantly transform your reputation.

Look, we can't do everything to help out you and those of your odor, but giving you this news is a step in the right direction. And this is coming straight from the top floor. Terry Malts' Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere shreds. It blasts. It blows (a good thing!). A dynamite record, that'll prolly say "Play It Loud!" or whatever in the liners. But seriously, folks… listen to this thing and leave me alone!

Terry: just like the days of our pathetic weeks, a name that ends in "why…?"
Business Of Dreams
Business Of Dreams
Born and raised in rural Tennessee, Corey Cunningham (the individual behind Business Of Dreams) ended up in California almost by chance. Corey cashed-in a few, small savings bonds that his grandparents had given him for school and bought a Greyhound ticket to the Golden State, despite having never visited California before.

With no job or place to stay, Corey ended up living in cheap motels until he found a job on the San Francisco peninsula at a small grocery store. There he befriended Phil Benson and started a group called The Cosmos, an indie pop group that channeled Yo La Tengo and Big Star. Ryan Lynch (later of Dominant Legs and Girls renown) joined the band to round out the lineup.

After two self-releases, The Cosmos disbanded after 3 years and Corey, Phil, and Ryan started a new group called Magic Bullets with Nathan Sweatt. Drawing from UK pop groups such as Orange Juice and Echo & The Bunnymen, they toured extensively over 7 years. Their recorded output was two full-lengths and two EPs.

Eventually, Magic Bullets gave way to the Jesus & Mary Chain/Ramones-inspired Terry Malts who continued on with remaining members Corey, Phil, and Nathan. Currently the group has released three full lengths on Slumberland Records and toured the US, Canada, and Europe.

In 2015, Corey began working on a solo project called Business Of Dreams. The concept behind the group is to work within the confines of indie-pop songwriting while expanding the genre through the use of electronic instrumentation. The songs are an attempt to retrace the artist's steps and connect the dots of time. Sonic comparisons can be made to The Wake, Field Mice, and OMD.

The first Business Of Dreams album comes out in January 2017.

"Surely you've heard me rave about everything Corey Cunningham has done, from his projects like Magic Bullets, Terry Malts and his own solo work. But, he's just come out that he'll be working under the moniker of Business of Dreams, crafting delightfully dark pop music. Please don't label it as strictly synth pop, as there's definitely more. Just take the opener on his new EP, which takes a slight turn around the 1.20 minute mark with a twinkling guitar chord. If you're asking me, I'll trust anything Corey touches, and this new EP he's just put up is now available digitally, so it's time for you to fall head over heels with his new work." - Austin Town Hall
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701