Toadies Hit The Road – New Album Out This Friday


Toadies hit the road yesterday, kicking off in Denton, Texas to support their newest album, releasing Friday The Lower Side Of Uptown. The two month trek will take them across the states and back and will include the band's own Dia De Los Toadies Festival on September 16th. The 10th installation of the fest will bring the band back to Possum Kingdom Lake at Possum Hollow in Texas. The line-up includes: Toadies, Local H, Riverboat Gamblers, The O’s, Oil Boom, Quiet Company, Baboon and frontman Vaden Lewis's daughter and her band, Ting Tang Tina.

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the band will have donation boxes set up at their merch tables for Houston SPCA and Music Cares. Drummer Mark Reznicek talks about helping their neighbors: "We're heartbroken by the news and footage of the devastation fromHurricane Harvey on our fellow Texans. Among the victims of this horrific natural disaster are the many animals and pets displaced by the catastrophic floods. We will be accepting donations on behalf of the SPCA."

Guitarist Clark Vogeler adds: "This is a good opportunity for all of us to put aside our differences and help one another out. We've seen innumerable pictures and videos of people helping people deal with this disaster. But we've also seen that there are many little critters that have been displaced from their homes and need our help as well. So in addition to our contributions to Music Cares, we've decided to contribute donations to the Houston SPCA and encourage you to help out wherever you see fit."

The Lower Side Of Uptown is a 'return to form' as explained by frontman Vaden Todd Lewis: "This album is 'roots Toadies, full of riffs and time shifts.' The Lower Side Of Uptown is the follow up to 2015's Heretics which saw the band taking a change of pace with a stripped down sound and mostly acoustic.

Preview the album over at All Music:

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