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Toy Cars Release ‘Erie’ Video From ‘Paint Brain’ Album

Toy cars PBNew Jersey’s Toy Cars have just released the music video for their new song, Erie, the song, which features vocals from Jenna Murphy of PRIM, is taken from the Toy Cars debut full length Paint Brain, that is set to be released on January 12th. Toy Cars will also begin their co-headlining tour with DRMCTHR on January 19th at House Of Independents in New Jersey.

Paint Brain can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here
 
You can check out the video for Erie, and Toy Cars US tour dates, below

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Toy Cars

Paint Brain

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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 
Following New Jersey’s Toy Cars moving away from being a side project for vocalist and guitarist Matt Debenedetti and the band developing a stable line up, consisting of Mike Linardi on drums, Matt Caponegro on guitar and Chris Beninato on bass, Toy Cars have been constantly moving forward. Last years Sleeping Patterns EP hinted at the promise they had, and now they are set to release their debut full length, Paint Brain, on the 12th January.
 
Paint Brain contains Toy Cars patented mix of Americana, emo and indie, but when compared to their debut EP, Sleeping Patterns, everything just sounds more confident and up front, the album’s title track that kicks things off carries all the swagger of Gaslight Anthem at their best, this is followed by the lead single, Cold, that carries an anthemic quality with a chorus that positively bursts into life. After just two tracks in you get the feeling that Toy Cars have made exactly the record they wanted to make, and it can’t be coincidence that that on this release they’ve gone down the DIY route and self released and self funded Paint Brain.
 
Every track on Paint Brain carries the earnestness and honesty of emo, but this is matched with the bravado and confidence of Americana, the creativity of the indie scene and even brief moments of punk fury creep into the mix. Toy Cars never allow the album to slip into any kind of comfortable rut, from the acoustic and laid back style of Leaving A/B, to the straight up brash indie of Iron Me Out and Track 7, through to the more atmospheric moments of Erie and Swim and finally the tortured closing track, Sarah 1908. The end result is that Paint Brain is twelve tracks of mixed textures and styles that have been skilfully woven together to create an impressive debut album.
 
Paint Brain can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here
 

Toy Cars – Iron Me Out

Toy cars PBToy Cars debut album, Paint Brain, is set to be released on January 12th 2018. The band has premiered a new song titled “Iron Me Out.”  Toy Cars have channelled the lyrical depth of Kevin Devine, the musical urgency of The Hotelier and the endearing charm of The Gaslight Anthem to produce a record equally affected by the Americana of their Asbury Park roots and the thoughtfulness of Emo’s best releases.
 
Listen to the song below.  Paint Brain can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here.

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Toy Cars Announce Co-Headlining US Tour With DRMCTHR

Toy Cars US Tour Jan 18New Jersey’s Toy Cars have announced that they will be undertaking a co-headlining tour with DRMCTHR that begins in January 2018. The band are also set to release their debut full length album Paint Brain on January 12th 2018. Paint Brain will be self released and funded by the band, the album is inspired by the ever present struggle of finding joy in the lulls of life, it’s an introspective, journal-like record that examines patience, personal growth, and finding happiness within your community. 

Paint Brain can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here

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Toy Cars To Release Debut Album ‘Paint Brain’ In January 2018

Toy cars PBToy Cars debut album, Paint Brain, is set to be released on January 12th 2018, the album is inspired by the ever present struggle of finding joy in the lulls of life. It’s an introspective, journal-like record that examines patience, personal growth, and finding happiness within your community. Toy Cars have channelled the lyrical depth of Kevin Devine, the musical urgency of The Hotelier and the endearing charm of The Gaslight Anthem to produce a record equally affected by the Americana of their Asbury Park roots and the thoughtfulness of Emo’s best releases.
 
Paint Brain can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here
 
You can also check out the That 70s Show inspired music video for the track Cold below

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Wiretap Records Release Latest Compilation In Aid Of ACLU

Attention Aug 17Wiretap Records have released their latest ATTENTION! charity compilation, once again all proceeds will be going to the ACLU. The compilation contains over thirty tracks and is a pay what you want release, although it is suggested that you consider a donation of at least $1. The compilation contains tracks from Young Hunger, Odd Robot, Slowkiss, Kamikaze Girls, Looming, Decent Criminal, Choke Up, Gender Roles, Attic Salt, Regarde, Club Night, Daydream, The Vansaders, Crooked Teeth, Aviator, Sleep In, Copneconic, The Apology Tour, Deer Leap, Pop Warner, Portkey, Junior Astronomers, West Means Home, Kevin Nichols, Watch for Horses, Reunions, Toy Cars, Showoff, Beachnut Brackish and more. The latest volume of ATTENTION! can be downloaded here

Video: Toy Cars – Bjork

Toy CarsNew Jersey indie rockers Toy Cars have premiered a new music video from their latest EP.  The video features the song “Bjork” from the album Sleeping Patterns, which dropped back in September via Counter Intuitive Records and Sniffling Indie Kids.

Watch the video below.

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Toy Cars

Sleeping Patterns

Counter Intuitive Records / Sniffling Indie Kids
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Toy Cars were formed back in the summer of 2014, they self recorded and released the Red Hands EP in 2014, since that time there have been a number of line up changes prior to Toy Cars settling into the current stable line up of Matt DeBenedetti, Chris Beninato, Matt Caponegro and Michael LinardiSleeping Patterns is the follow up to last years highly acclaimed self released EP, Letters.

The album opens with Bjork, this track is distinctly in the heartland rock territory that The Gaslight Anthem trod prior to their hibernation and the second track, Books, also treads the same ground, but in a slightly more strident manner. The riff on this number is heavily reminiscent of The Clash‘s classic Should I Stay Or Should I Go, in fact it’s so similar I’d even be tempted to call it a reworking of that fine song. Sleeping Patterns then heads in a different direction, the acoustic number Dull is a melancholy counterpoint in the EP before Stone breathes life back into Sleeping Patterns with it’s strident drum beat and anthemic chorus, which is very heavy on the woah’s. The final song Albatross starts with a melodic picked guitar riff before it builds up into a familiar anthemic refrain and before you know it Sleeping Patterns is over in what has been a rather enjoyable quarter of an hour.

There are obvious comparisons between Toy Cars and the likes of The Gaslight Anthem, Kevin Devine, Brand New and even a hint of Arcade Fire, having read that you should have a fairly good idea of where this EP is coming from, whilst the influences and style may be familiar Toy Cars very much have their own take on this style. Sleeping Patterns is a something of a gem of an EP, if you’re in anyway a fan of this genre then I’d recommend you get your hands on this EP, you can thank me later.

Sleeping Patterns is due for release on September 16th and can be ordered here

Toy Cars – Stone

Toy CarsNew Jersey indie rockers Toy Cars have premiered a new song from their next EP.  The song is titled “Stone” from the album Sleeping Patterns, which is due out September 16, 2016 via Counter Intuitive Records and Sniffling Indie Kids.

Listen to the song “Stone” here courtesy Consequence Of Sound.  Pre-orders are available on CD, vinyl and tape via Counter Intuitive Records and Sniffling Indie Kids

Toy Cars Announces New EP

Toy CarsNew Jersey indie rockers Toy Cars have announced details for their next EP.  The disc will be titled Sleeping Patterns and is due out September 16, 2016 via Counter Intuitive Records and Sniffling Indie Kids.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the single “Bjork,” which can be heard here.Pre-orders are available on CD, vinyl and tape via Counter Intuitive Records and Sniffling Indie Kids