Alt-rockers Toadies have announced exciting news on two fronts. That includes plans to record a new album with highly regarded producer Steve Albini and the re-release of the band’s first-ever single “Dig A Hole/I Hope You Die.”
The double-sided single has been remixed and remastered by Chris “Frenchie” Smith. This re-release is available on vinyl for the first time, with the tracks featured on one-sided colored 12” vinyl. The B-side features a Toadies etched logo and extensive liner notes.
Toadies’ drummer Mark Reznicek credits the cassette of “Dig A Hole/I Hope You Die” with changing his life. The lineup for this recording includes Vaden Todd Lewis, Charles Mooney III, Lisa Umbager, and Michael Jerome Moore.
New Music Coming
Toadies will start recording their new album with Steve Albini later this summer. Albini is known for his exceptional work on records like The Pixies’ Surfer Rosa and PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me. He records to tape, with not much in the way of Pro Tools fixing or studio tricks. The band feels that his approach will capture the feeling of being in a room with a band while they play.
Before going into the studio, Toadies will be performing live for the first time in 2023 on a small run of Southeast dates surrounding Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival on May 5. The band has also announced a collaboration with Soundwaves Art Foundation, with proceeds from their signed ‘Possum Kingdom’ Soundwave print to be split between Austin’s SIMs and Dallas’ Foundation 45.
Toadies: Iconic Rockers
With more than 25 years, countless shows, and seven studio albums under their belts, the Toadies have made an impressive impact on the music industry. They have played at Lollapalooza and ACL and graced the cover of Marvel Comics. They’ve released five signature beers with Martin House Brewing, a signature coffee with Full City Rooster, and had a “Toadies Day” declared by their hometown of Fort Worth.
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