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The Toads drop 'It's for You' today

 *photo by Heather Hanson

The Toads have been a crowd pleaser since they bursted onto the scene almost three years ago. First, their self-titled full length gave us a taste of their callback to 90s alternative and pop punk back in 2016. The Toads, still unsigned, have got a completely and fully supported DIY method of existing as a band that's contributed to what's made them such a delight so far. With Time having already been released earlier this year, band appreciators are lucky enough to get another one just as it's coming to a close. Today, The Toads dropped "It's for You."

Part of what makes The Toads so great is their reliability in sound. Even in welcoming new drummer Dylan Valentine to the mix The Toads haven't stumbled or faltered, the Weezer-esque "You Don't Deserve Me" and the raw punk feels of "Never a Good Time" for the new EP staying true to the band's capacity.

The Toads are offering up two chances this weekend to see them perform all the songs from "It's for You" live -- at tonight's release show at Clinton Street Theater with Cry Babe and Fire Nuns, and tomorrow night at the Turn Turn Turn for the Sounds Illustrated art opening with Piefight and Dr. Something.

Give "It's for You" a listen below.

   

New Track: "Leopard Stealth (I'm Gone)" - Narcos Family Band

Pink Blues is the forthcoming EP from Narcos Family Band, and is scheduled for a New Year’s Eve release via Brooklyn indie label King Pizza Records. Its lead single, “Leopard Stealth (I'm Gone),” lights a fuse as a raunchy guitar riff lays the groundwork. The full band soon kicks into gear as slithering lines of saxophone and a compact, locked-in groove serve as counterpart to the unrelenting vocal aggression. Balancing quick-hitting punk with a joyous, rock 'n' roll flare, you'll find a family that plays together stays together.

   

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New Soft Idiot LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Rain Wins Another Year!, the new album from Soft Idiot, recently arrived, and is available on cassette courtesy of Cheap Plastic Records. Saturated in emotive melodies, the record unites a series of diary-styled narratives. Invited into one's personal space, these songs exude an effervescent warmth, while exposing an endearing interior. That pleasure and pain principle strewn across a lo-fi, folk platform is a domain that you’ll explore and escape within.

   

The Max Tribe perform last Boston show, prepare move to west coast

Last night at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA, psych blues quartet The Max Tribe performed their last foreseeable Northeast show amidst preparation of a cross country leap to Los Angeles, opening for the Hudson Valley’s Breakfast for the Boys. Fronted by Nashville native Austin Max, the band has been described as a blend of psych, blues, and rock and roll, drawing comparisons to The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, and The White Stripes. In August 2017, the band embarked on a midwest/northeast tour in support of their full length debut, Retrofit. You can stream the album below. -Charley Ruddell