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Terra Terra Terra - The Space We Create

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Terra Terra Terra - The Space We Create
Record Label: Round Kid Records
Release Date: Jan. 15, 2013
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Firmly ensconced in the Florida suburbs of Lakeland, another pop-rock outfit is ready to explode. And so it is, from the same county that borne both Copeland and Anberlin, comes Florida's next great hope: Terra Terra Terra. On their Jesse Cannon-produced sophomore disc The Space We Create, the trio crafts arena-friendly indie rock that is laden with pop gloss. Lead single "Angel," is straightforward and no-nonsense. Coasting on Loren Taylor's feathery vocals, the song marries together dense drums and propulsive guitars to craft a sound that feels akin to late 90s modern rock radio and the era of Much Music.

Though Taylor's vocals aren't exactly muscular they have a delicate fragility that is certain to win the heart of many. On the disc's first half, the definite head-turners are the concise and crisp "Burn," and the gnarly "Better Than Screaming." And it is in the latter that Terra Terra Terra makes arguably one of their strongest statements to date. Beginning spiky and urgent, the song builds then settles before building again. And yet despite the sheer power of those heightening moments, it is in those quitter moments that the band sounds absolutely top notch. While "Angel," is the band's lead single, there's enough reason to think the guitar-driven "Crash," might be a solid second chance. Armed with stormy histrionics, a thunderous rhythm section and a pensive yet accessible chorus, "Crash,' is the sound of a band fully realizing their potential and knocking it out of the park.

Though the disc sags somewhat in the middle and threatens to collapse upon itself, it is rescued by two absolute juggernauts. "She Was….Disarming," is craggy and melodic with a bursting chorus and the kind of magnetism that can most assuredly lead the band to wider stages and amphitheaters. While it might sound foolish to say, one listen to "She Was….Disarming," and the promise of Warped Tour does not seem that far out of the realm of possibility. Quite simply, "She Was….Disarming," is the sound of a band ready to take off. It's one thing to write a song about anxiety and frayed nerves, but it is even more impressive when every passing second of the song matches the lyrical intent.

The album closes out with the title track a gorgeous lullaby that builds into a buoyant epic and is backed by sterling guitars, thundering drums and a sonic landscape that is nothing short of breathtaking. A surefire winner and a mountain of a song, "The Space We Create," is veritable proof that Terra Terra Terra are indeed on the precipice of something truly important. Even with its flaws, The Space We Create is a giant step forward and the concrete proof that they are ready to make a dent in the Southeast and beyond.

Recommended If You Like This Day and Age, Jimmy Eat World, The Killers, Lovedrug, Kings of Leon


Terra Terra Terra is Loren Taylor: Vocals/guitar/songwriting
Matthew Lowry: bass
Tyler Jordan Soucy: studio drums
Micah Roth: live drums

Produced by Jesse Cannon, Mike Oettinger and Terra Terra Terra


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05:03 AM on 01/07/13
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Dammit Gregory, I want this album now. Not in a week. Right now. :( You lucky duck hearing it early.
01:35 PM on 01/07/13
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I really want this album.
03:14 PM on 01/07/13
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This sounds amazing! Never listened to them before, but I'm definitely going to start.
06:48 PM on 01/07/13
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Thanks Gregory! We appreciate the great review!
05:34 PM on 01/08/13
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Terra Terra Terribly generic is more like it. There are/were a LOT of better and more down to earth bands in the central Florida area (Wake Up Atlantic, Goodnight Neverland, Joshua Michael Robinson, Fire Spoken By The Buffalo). However, Loren Matt and the monthly replacement members do score a five out of five stars for looking the part but not living up to expectations. Definitely the most stuck up band and overrated band in the scene.

fite meh
07:42 AM on 01/12/13
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Terra Terra Terribly generic is more like it. There are/were a LOT of better and more down to earth bands in the central Florida area (Wake Up Atlantic, Goodnight Neverland, Joshua Michael Robinson, Fire Spoken By The Buffalo). However, Loren Matt and the monthly replacement members do score a five out of five stars for looking the part but not living up to expectations. Definitely the most stuck up band and overrated band in the scene.

fite meh
love FSBTB. good stuff.
04:25 PM on 01/14/13
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This sounds amazing! Never listened to them before, but I'm definitely going to start.

You can stream this album right now

http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/4

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