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Whatever Sticks (2011)

The title says it all really. I just recorded music and whatever I liked, it stuck. It started with some blues, but there's some experimental stuff on there too.

Song Shapes and Groove Things (2012)

For RPM 2012, I wanted to go all electric and get some percussion on the tracks; unlike 2011, which was all stand-alone acoustic. To that end, I think I succeeded. Each track was developed from a riff / sound (song shape) that I liked. Hence the title, "Song Shapes and Groove Things".

Creatures & Lagoons (2015)

An attempt at 1960's style surf music. I sort of achieved that goal. Anyway, I like what I recorded and I hope you do too.

Other RPM Partcipants

Johnny Decent

John Stephens

Gay Guevara

The Taxidermy Project

Dustin Pearce

A Conference Of Mayors

Cum Muzzle Crack Whore

SeaStar

Crooks/Walsh

Colby Miller

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Tao Of Toast

BIOGRAPHY

I originally recorded music under the band name "Tao Of Toast". After 4 albums of blues/rock/experimental sound shapes, I went in a new direction...surf music-ish. I changed the band name to "Suede & The Kicks" to indicate the new direction for RPM 2015.

BAND MEMBERS
Me, and possibly the Eldest Cat, the Middle Cat, and the Youngest Cat. Of the four, I'm definitely the worst singer.

YEARS COMPLETED
2011,2012,2015

GENRES
,Rock


Completed Albums

Whatever Sticks(2011)

The title says it all really. I just recorded music and whatever I liked, it stuck. It started with some blues, but there's some experimental stuff on there too.


Sliding Around   Download
Layers   Download
Skiffles   Download
No More Options   Download
Take One   Download
Lament for a Mermaid   Download
Prologue   Download
Everything Changes   (preferred)   Download

Song Shapes and Groove Things(2012)

For RPM 2012, I wanted to go all electric and get some percussion on the tracks; unlike 2011, which was all stand-alone acoustic. To that end, I think I succeeded. Each track was developed from a riff / sound (song shape) that I liked. Hence the title, "Song Shapes and Groove Things".


Catnip (Sammys Tumblin)   (preferred)   Download
Funky Groove   Download
Chillin with Theo   Download
Charlies Blues   Download
Dirty Blues   Download
Jimi   Download
Skalking Around   Download
Transmissions   Download
Nth Planet (or Thanks for Listening)   Download
Preview of Things to Come   Download

Creatures & Lagoons(2015)

An attempt at 1960's style surf music. I sort of achieved that goal. Anyway, I like what I recorded and I hope you do too.


Prologue   Download
East Meets West   Download
Ghost House   (preferred)   Download
Low Tide   Download
Chasing Waves   Download
Predator Lovesick Blues   Download
Morning Ride   Download
Kick It, Suede!   Download
There's Always a Way   Download
Epilogue   Download