Toadies Share New Animated Video For “Broke Down Stupid”

Toadies have unveiled the new animated video for the track “Broke Down Stupid” off their latest release The Lower Side Of Uptown (out Sept. 8th via Kirtland Records.) Guitarist Clark Vogeler on the song: “The story at the heart of Broke Down Stupid, the song, was born from the imagination (or was it memory?) of our singer, Vaden.  As the story goes, our narrator goes out and gets seriously fucked up, and subsequently creates quite a mess of things.  It’s a twisted story that deserves a twisted video.”  He adds: “It sounded to me as if the song was essentially about guilt and penance.  I imagined a scenario where our narrator has to face up for his transgressions before a court of law and a jury of his peers.  Listening to the song, the narrative pieces fell into place. There’s a woozy guitar riff that breaks up the parts of the song, and these spots lent themselves handily to scenes of our guy, wasted and on a destructive bender.”

 

The Lower Side Of Uptown is a ‘return to form’ as explained by frontman 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.

 

Tour Dates:  More TBA
October:
Oct.  4 – Grand Junction, CO   Mesa Theatre
Oct.  5 – Denver, CO                Gothic
Oct.  6 – Omaha, NE                Waiting Room
Oct.  7 – Des Moines, IA          Wooly’s
Oct.  8 – Minneapolis, MN        1st Ave.
Oct.  10 – Chicago, IL               Metro
Oct.  11 – Louisville, KY           Mercury
Oct.  12 – Indianapolis, IN        The Vogue
Oct.  13 – Detroit, MI                St. Andrews
Oct.  14 – Cleveland, OH         Grog Shop
Oct.  15 – Pittsburgh, PA          Rex
Oct.  17 – Washington DC        Black Cat
Oct.  18 – New York NY            Gramercy Theater
Oct.  19 – Philadelphia, PA       TLA
Oct.  20 – Boston, MA               Brighton SOLD OUT -Second late show added
Oct.  21 – Asbury Park, NJ       Stone Pony
Oct.  22 – Norfolk, VA               Norva
Oct.  24 – Durham, NC             Motorco
Oct.  25 – Charleston, SC        Music Farm
Oct.  26 – Atlanta, GA               Masquerade Hell
Oct.  27 – Orlando, FL              Plaza Live
Oct.  28 – Ft. Lauderdale          Culture Room
Oct.  29 – Tampa/St. Pete         Ritz
Oct.  31 – New Orleans, LA      Tipitinas
November:
Nov.  4 – Carrolton, TX              Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
Nov. 10 – Austin, TX                  Stubbs BBQ
Nov. 11 – Corpus Christi, TX     Brewster St. Icehouse
Dec. 26 – Shreveport, LA   Red River District Stage
Dec. 28 – San Antonio, TX   Aztec Theater
Dec. 29 – Houston, TX      House Of Blues
Dec. 30 – Ft. Worth, TX   Billy Bob’s
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