Doni Blair the bassist for the Toadies joins me on Revelator Show #222 to talk about a great many things including the band’s new album “The Lower Side Of Uptown” and you’ll hear the bands first single off the album titled “Broken Down Stupid” Doni also has a book titled “Even If It Kills me” Martial Arts, Rock and Roll, and Mortality. The book is due out this Oct. 1st. You can however buy it before it’s released if you catch The Toadies Live this fall.
The Toadies will release their next album The Lower Side Of Uptown September 8th via Kirtland Records. This will be the band's seventh studio album and a 'return to form' as explained by front man 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. When they were preparing to enter the studio this time around there was no set idea for what was to come but, the process ultimately had the band going back to their signature sound: "I feel that subconsciously we thought that this record would have ended up incorporating some of that quieter sound, but that didn't happen. When we got to the studio with nothing more than a pile of riffs, what came out of the band was really loud and heavy music. So not only is this album louder than Heretics, I think it's louder and heavier than the last couple Toadies albums" guitarist Clark Vogeler said of the sessions, which were recorded Arlyn Studio, a favorite of the legendary Willie Nelson, and The Bubble in Austin.
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