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Holy King Crimson, Batman! It's a new Tera Melos album!
Okay, so that's way too simplistic, but the guitar on the first track, "System Preferences" (and, what the hell, the song title itself) is positively Frippian. The full band itself is much more noodly (in a math way) and kinetic (in a can't-help-rushing punk way), but those chords, man. Primal.
Most of you are probably thinking, "Why haven't you mentioned Ween yet?" No good reason. That's another obvious touchpoint, though I'd reach back to Brainiac for an even better comparison. It really doesn't matter the names; what matters is the company Tera Melos keeps. And increasingly, that company is legendary.
If you are even slightly interested in how far the concept of rock can be stretched, Tera Melos will do you a solid. This is not music for the masses, but it sure will nourish parched souls.