There are at least two “one-hit-wonders” from the mid-90s that play above and beyond their well known singles and deserve far more credit than the receive. The first is Spacehog. The second is Toadies. Both play strongly and capably to their influences, are led by powerful frontmen, and are made up of cohesive and intelligent musicians. The latter will show more evidence to my case – – which, meet me for a few drinks and I’ll go into more detail — as Toadies will release Feeler, a previously unreleased effort recorded 12 years ago but was nixed by Intercope (via Pegasus News). The album will be available sometime this summer.
The Toadies website shares the following: We cant help but feel a bit of redemption releasing Feeler 12 years after Interscope decided it wasnt good enough and shelved it. We always thought it was going to be a good Toadies album. Since there are unfinished versions floating around on the Internet, it is important to us that people hear it as we meant it to be. We are beside ourselves that people can finally hear this music and judge for themselves. Check out the promo video below.
To boot, Toadies will hit up several clubs in Texas and pepper the West this summer, though the website writes there is “more to come”. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com. While you’re catching up on the Toadies, check out this piece, a terrific interview, and live review Alyssa Spiel did on the Toadies back in the Fall of 2008.
Toadies 2010 Tour Dates:
07/15 Tyler, TX @ The Venue at the Down Under
07/17 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
07/21 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
07/22 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
07/23 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
07/24 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
07/25 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
07/27 Portland, OR @ Berbatis Pan
07/28 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
07/31 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
08/01 Amarillo, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
08/07 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
08/27 New Braunfels, TX @ Acoustic Kickoff Show
08/28 New Braunfels, TX @ Dia De Los Toadies IIIt