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Toadies announce new album: PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC

on April 24, 2012, 4:34pm

toadiespromophoto 500x333 Toadies announce new album: PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC

Dallas/Fort Worth grunge outfit Toadies will release their new album, PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC, on July 31st via Kirtland Records. Originally slated to be released as an EP on May 31st, the band changed their tune and expanded the effort after spending some quality time in the recording studio with producer Frenchie Smith (The Darkness, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill). The first single, “Summer of the Stage”, will be released digitally on May 8th.

In a press release, vocalist Vaden Todd Lewis says of the recording process:

The plan was just to record some demos with (producer) Frenchie Smith. It went so well we decided to compile the songs into an EP. But we were having such a good time, we decided to keep the ball rolling and make a full-length record. A lot of this material was written on the fly in the studio. It was a very exciting and scary process.”

Currently on tour with Social Distortion, Toadies announced that they will be adding more to-be-determined dates with Helmet afterward. The band has also revealed that their annual festival Dia de los Toadies will take place over Labor Day weekend in New Braunfels, TX. Check out their full docket below.

PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC *partial* Tracklist:
01. Rattler’s Revenge
02. Summer of the Strange
03. Laments of a Good Man
04. We Burned the City Down
05. Animals
06. Beside You

The Toadies 2012 Tour Dates:
04/10 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
04/13 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre *
04/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom *
04/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
04/19 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall *
04/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre *
04/23 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater *
04/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
04/28 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s *
05/01 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
05/02 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
05/05 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater *
05/08 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
05/10 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
05/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
05/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
05/14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
05/15 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
05/16 – Bend, OR @ Midtown
05/18 – Reno @ Knitting Factory
05/19 – Los Angeles @ The Roxy (Headline Date)
05/20 – Pozo, CA @ Pozo Saloon
06/15 – Shreveport, LA @ The Warehouse
06/16 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium

* = w/ Social Distortion

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