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Sumerian Records signs T.R.A.M.

Monday, March 07, 2011 7:52 PM PT

Official press release:

It's extremely rare to come across a new band that just flips the script of conventionality throwing caution to the wind, but the debut effort from T.R.A.M. does just that while blazing a trail of creativity that will quickly turn heads across the world. This unit will be referred to by many as a "supergroup," however the members of this dynamic unit aren't in this for any reason but to use it as a platform to further express their art without limitations or any preconceived notions.

T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned musically proficient artists as Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums. This is a group of likeminded individuals that are naturally gifted and the collaboration of their unique talents results in something truly amazing. Their much anticipated debut album, Lingua Franca, is set for a May release through Sumerian Records and expect a new song to be posted at www.facebook.com/tramband within the coming weeks.

T.R.A.M. is proud to announce that they will be performing their first show ever at SXSW as part of NJ's WSOU 89.5FM's showcase on Thursday, March 17th at Venue 222 (222 E. 6th St. in Austin, TX). They will perform alongside labelmates The Faceless plus Ultrageist, Meek Is Murder, Death On Two Wheels and Beta Wolf. This event starts at 1PM and is all ages, but you need to RSVP at sxsw@bigpicturemediaonline.com to guarantee entry.

Terrazas states: "Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio, last summer. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our fist meeting/recording session (at the Farias productions studios) on what is now T.R.A.M.

"I never know how people will respond to our music, I just never know! My goal is to try to instill a strong feeling or energy in people and I feel that collectively we achieved this goal tenfold with this new project. We all have a great enthusiasm and desire to perform this material live and see this band further develop. We look forward to hearing what you all think of it."


3/7/2011 7:54:32 PM
first gayshit

3/7/2011 7:57:06 PM
could be cool

3/7/2011 8:18:46 PM
tosin abasi's in it? i'm stoked

3/7/2011 8:21:47 PM
should be interesting

3/7/2011 8:22:27 PM
I'll support it, because Tosin is amazing. Usually wouldn't be interested though.

3/7/2011 8:29:43 PM
The Rage Against Machine?

3/7/2011 9:54:36 PM
The band Converge is terrible.

3/7/2011 10:47:12 PM
Terrazas Reyes Abasi Moore. eh?

3/7/2011 11:36:25 PM
Sumerian signs T.R.A.M. (Totally Retarded Assholic Musicians). Lets see, The Mars Volta single-handedly destroyed modern music, Tosin (My Salad) Abasi's fretwork is way too erratic, Raanen Bozzio's dad Terry is #1 overrated drummer of all time.

3/7/2011 11:59:36 PM
sgd54 (such a god damn retard)

3/8/2011 12:39:46 AM
tosin my salad lol

3/8/2011 1:44:32 AM
a band getting signed and they havent even played one show yet,wow!So much hard fcking work.

3/8/2011 1:59:29 AM
Kniferevenge, stfu. Half of the band has probably been touring for years before your mother regretfully shoved you out of her uterus. It's not like no one in the band hasn't paid at least some form of "dues"

3/8/2011 3:50:52 AM
Tosin is all wank and has awful taste in hipster clothing.

3/8/2011 5:26:19 AM
Stopped caring and reading after I saw Eric Moore would be on drums

3/8/2011 8:31:35 AM
"This unit will be referred to by many as a "supergroup," and thats exactly the reason you signed them dont even try to pretend its not. Also lol @ tosin my salad.

3/8/2011 10:07:14 AM
i dont give a shit..i hate how bands just because they get in the industry, they make a new band and get signed right away just because of the members.

3/8/2011 11:29:30 AM
these dirty TRAMS and there TRAMstamps...zing!

3/8/2011 1:24:35 PM
@kniferevenge.... isnt the point of owning a record label to make money... so why wouldn't you sign a group of musicians that you know can create good music.... you're a fckin idiot

3/9/2011 6:26:59 AM
tosin my salad my salad should be working on another AAL release, wtf, yeah we get that he plays like its going out of style but, get back to tosin them salads!

3/9/2011 11:40:56 AM
Sumerian Records signs T.R.A.N.N.Y.

3/9/2011 2:58:56 PM
more of this terrible djent shit? im sick of this trend

3/9/2011 11:13:10 PM
glad i'm not the only one who thought TRANNY when he saw this shitty band name