Toadies Announce New EP
(Ft. Worth, TX) - Toadies are kicking off the new year right by announcing plans to release the first of two new EPs as well as a jaunt across the country opening for Social Distortion starting in April. The EP, entitled PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC. to be released May 8th was recorded at The Bubble in Austin and produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.
The track listing is as follows:
Laments of a Good Man
Summer of the Strange
We Burned the City Down
Front man Vaden Todd Lewis on the new songs “”It was fun experimenting with some new sounds and variations for this EP. This is some of the strangest and catchiest stuff I’ve ever written.”
Guitarist Clark Vogeler elaborates on the EP “I’m anxious for people to hear the new tunes. The new EP definitely still sounds like Toadies, but the way Todd writes and the way we play has continued to evolve. The lyrics that Todd wrote for this record are some of his best while the overall delivery vocally and musically show more teeth than usual. This is also the first time that we’ve had Doni Blair play bass on a record and he’s just a machine, so I think this record sounds more like a band than the previous couple.
He goes on to talk about a collaboration with The Honeybear Horns brass section on the EP.
“I love the horns that The Honeybear Horns brought to Rattler’s Revival. I was worried that it might sound out-of-step with what we do, but we were all pleased to hear that horns sound right at home in the mix. I can’t wait for those guys to join us live at some point.”
Drummer Mark Reznicek adds “The new stuff might be the most rockin’ set since Rubberneck.”