TERRIBLE THINGS Breaks One Million MySpace Plays

Combine a bit of Taking Back Sunday (Fred Mascherino), a pinch of Coheed and Cambria (Josh Eppard) and a dash of Hot Rod Circuit (Andy Jackson) and what do you get? TERRIBLE THINGS, the new Universal Motown all-star rock group that has already garnered over 1 million plays on MySpace… and that’s just off a demo!

Out of the proverbial ashes of their former groups, the TERRIBLE THINGS debut rises from the conceptual theme born near Fred’s hometown of Coatesville, PA where a rash of arson fires terrorized the town, making an impression that surprisingly affects him to this day. “I was just struck by the helplessness,” says Fred. “Growing up there I remember the decay, but this was such a mindless thing, symptomatic maybe, of pure hopelessness.”

Ironically, or perhaps serendipitously, the TERRIBLE THINGS debut album was recorded in fellow past-due steel-town Birmingham, AL with producer Jason Elgin. “To record down there meant no distractions,” says Fred. “We were totally engaged in the music and [able to] get into a different head space.”

With the album slated for late summer, the band will soon follow the platinum-play MySpace success of demo “The Hills of Birmingham” with its first official single “Revolution.” The song, which goes to radio in June, addresses the themes of fear and alienation, with such lyrical offerings as “This is not a revolution until we say it is…it seems we only want what we don’t have…”

In the meantime, TERRIBLE THINGS has kept busy this spring. They finished up recording in Birmingham at the end of February, just in time to hit Austin, TX to introduce their line-up and new sound at the esteemed SXSW music fest. In mid-April, TERRIBLE THINGS helped celebrate Record Store Day by releasing a FREE 2-track 7″ vinyl record and with a live acoustic performance by Fred at Main Street Music in Philadelphia, PA.

To thank fans for their support thus far, TERRIBLE THINGS will hit the road with Anberlin and Story of the Year in May followed by select dates on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

Check ‘em out live:

Tour Dates

MAY 18 PONTIAC, MI iLounge w/Story of the Year
MAY 19 CLEVELAND, OH Peabody’s Down Under w/ SOTY
MAY 21 RALEIGH, NC Lincoln Theatre w/ Anberlin & SOTY
MAY 22 NORFOLK, VA Norva Theater w/ Story of the Year
MAY 24 EDINBORO, PA The Hangout w/ Anberlin & SOTY
MAY 25 LANCASTER, PA Chameleon Club w/ Anberlin & SOTY
MAY 27 ROCHESTER, NY Club at Water St. w/ Anberlin & SOTY
MAY 28 S. BURLINGTON, VT Higher Ground w/ Anberlin & SOTY
MAY 30 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY The Chance w/ Anberlin & SOTY
JUNE 1 NEW HAVEN CT Toad’s Place w/ Anberlin & SOTY
JUNE 3 NEW YORK, NY Highline Ballroom w/ Anberlin & SOTY
JUNE 4 MILLVALE, PA Mr. Small’s w/ Anberlin & SOTY
JUNE 5 W. COLUMBIA, SC New Brookland Tavern w/Anberlin&SOTY
JUNE 6 CHARLESTON, SC The Music Farm w/Anberlin

JULY 29 MILWAUKEE, WI Marcus Amphitheater
JULY 30 DETROIT, MI Comerica Park
JULY 31 TINLEY PARK, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
AUGUST 1 SHAKOPEE, MN Canterbury Park
AUGUST 2 BONNER SPRINGS, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
AUGUST 5 CALGARY, AB Race City Speedway
AUGUST 7 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
AUGUST 8 DENVER, CO Invesco Field

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