Genres:Reggae/Dub, Ska, Rock - Vintage Rock/Pop, Blues - Electric
THE TOASTERS - THE AMERICAN 2-TONE BAND
The Toasters have been touring across the globe incessantly for the last 33 years. Jakarta, Bogota, Irkutsk, Istanbul, Shanghai – you name it, they’ve been there and done it. Since breaking out in 1981 on the rough and tumble East Side of NYC, the band’s name has become synonymous with DIY touring and a fierce indie ethic. Here we are in 2013 and the calendar is already packed with two North American tours, South America, Europe, South East Asia, Russia and points east. . The milestone of 5000 live shows is long out of sight in the rear view mirror.
Coming off a trip to Australia, Indonesia and China, and in order to celebrate the new year the Toasters are releasing THE HOUSE OF SOUL vinyl 45rpm on their own Megalith records label. A series of singles with exclusive B-sides will presage the LIFE IS A PARTY album. There will also be releases on London’s Cherry Red Records of a special 30th anniversary compilation as well as a re-edit of the classic 1987 POOL SHARK album. 2013 will also see a vinyl release of their breakthrough 1991 NEW YORK FEVER (produced by the great Joe Jackson) in collaboration with Jump Up Records out of Chicago.
The Toasters have been hailed as “Ska Pioneers” (Billboard magazine), the “sound of NYC” (New York Times) and as a top 10 core artist at CBGB’S.com Widely acclaimed as being the progenitors of Third Wave Ska they are the true American 2-Tone band.
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