Line 6 | Nick Reinhart Helix and HX Effects Performance | “Improv A”

Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos, Disheveled Cuss) gets weird using a combination of HX Effects and Helix Floor processors in this improvised piece. Nick’s inventive use of looping and unorthodox playing techniques creates off-kilter rhythms, gritty textures, and otherworldly soundscapes.

DIsheveled Cuss on 'The 40 Best New Bands Of 2020' // Stereogum

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA 
Disheveled Cuss sounds like the name of a grimy hardcore band screaming at you from some sweaty basement. Disheveled Cuss are not that band. Their grungy heaviness is always tempered by a power-pop sweetness, making a delicious meal of Nick Reinhart’s impeccably crafted melodies. With his Sacramento math-rock band Tera Melos, Reinhart already proved that he knows his way around the kitchen. And with Disheveled Cuss, he shows that sometimes, guitar-rock comfort food can taste just as good. – Peter

via Stereogum

"Disheveled Cuss" Album Review // Post-Trash

Disheveled Cuss - "Disheveled Cuss" | Album Review
by Fritz Ortman on Post-Trash

Nick Reinhart is one of the only guitar heroes we have left. As innovation in guitar playing wanes and every possible niche of rock music gets its revival, Reinhart continues to be on the forefront of the art. His idiosyncratic playing style and full embrace of all that music technology can offer has made him a standout artist, even in the technically demanding genres that his music normally falls into. From his own excellent band Tera Melos, his collaborations with Mike Watt, Nels Cline, and Greg Saunier in Big Walnuts Yonder, to his arresting guitar work on Death Grips’ “Jenny Death,” Reinhart is one of the most inventive guitarists of his generation. 

Disheveled Cuss Debut Album Review on Pitchfork

Tera Melos guitarist Nick Reinhart turns to grunge and power-pop, embracing the limitations of verse-chorus structure with some of his best songwriting to date.

Nick Reinhart does not write simple songs. The Los Angeles-based guitarist makes oblique math rock in his primary band Tera Melos, whittles experimental noise pop alongside Death Grips drummer Zach Hill in bygones, and dreams up bizarre prog parts in supergroups like Big Walnuts Yonder. After a 15-year career guided by a “Why not?” attitude, Reinhart has finally decided to give self-described “‘normal’ songs” a try with Disheveled Cuss, his new solo project for all things grunge and power pop. On his self-titled debut album, Reinhart uses the limitations of verse-chorus structure to condense his ambitions and rein in his trains of thought, establishing boundaries that help him scratch a pop itch with some of his best songwriting to date. 

Working on a Dream: An interview with Disheveled Cuss // Treble

...Disheveled Cuss’ self-titled debut was released earlier this month via Sargent House, an uncharacteristically pop-friendly set of grunge-inspired indie rock that’s comparatively straightforward when juxtaposed with Reinhart’s more complex work with Tera Melos. It’s a fun record, one that traffics in big rock anthems and pop choruses, with just enough intricate weirdness to draw a connection back to Reinhart’s other, sensory-overload-dealing band.

We spoke to Reinhart about his new album, the industry standstill, and the nostalgia trap.

Disheveled Cuss Review // Treble

Nick Reinhart can shred. As a member of Tera Melos, he’s helmed four full-length albums of complex, experimental indie rock prominently comprising intricate rhythms, effects-driven psychedelia, and a giddily rewarding path of most resistance. Their music is appealing because it’s overwhelming, not in spite of it. Listening to a band like Tera Melos provides a kind of rush that more conventional bands simply can’t. Of course, that’s not all Reinhart can do—it logically follows that if someone can make music that elaborate, they can certainly pull off something simpler and more immediate. It’s simply a question of whether or not doing something simpler, more melodic, more hook-driven has the same kind of appeal when you’re capable of doing something so much more challenging.