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T.R.A.M. (Featuring Tosin Abasi) Signs With Sumerian Records

March 8th, 2011




T.R.A.M.
The newly-formed T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned 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. Their debut album, Lingua Franca, is set for a May release through Sumerian Records. Expect a new song to be posted at www.facebook.com/tramband within the coming weeks.

T.R.A.M. is also 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.

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.”