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ReTox Heading Back to Europe

ReTox will spend November touring England and Europe.

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Their last trip overseas resulted in strong reviews from pubs like Midland Rocks, who described the band as "a punch in our stagnant, mediocre, celebrity-obsessed culture’s face. Their sound is like a brick wall crashing into a dump truck. In less than thirty minutes, Retox delivered an intense performance that left the crowd in shock and awe.”

TOUR DATES

Thursday 10 November – Milan, Magnolia (Italy)

Friday 11 November – Rome, Traffic (Italy)

Saturday 12 November – Bologna, Kindergarten (Italy)

Sunday 13 November – Dornbirn, Kulturcafe (Austria)

Monday 14 November – Munich, Sunny Red (Germany)

Tuesday 15 November – Prague, Klub 007 (Czech Republic)

Wednesday 16 November – Nurnberg, M4 (Germany)

Friday 18 November – Berlin, Lovelite (Germany)

Sunday 20 November – Colonge, Sonic Ballroom (Germany)

Thursday 24 November – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Friday 25 November – London, Camp Basement

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ReTox was founded in 2010 by Justin Pearson (the Locust, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, Some Girls, Swing Kids) and Gabe Serbian (the Locust, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, Rats Eyes), along with Michael Crain (Festival of Dead Deer), and Thor Dickey. Their self-titled debut EP from ThreeOneG Records was released on vinyl in late 2010.

The band made its Casbah debut on Friday, January 7, 2011. A few months later, they signed on with Ipecac Recordings, co-founded by Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), to release their debut full-length Ugly Animals.

“The Ipecac team is over the moon about working with ReTox,” said label co-owner Greg Werckman in a press release. “We think they are a perfect fit with our eclectic roster, fitting comfortably with other original artists like the Melvins and ISIS.”

Having released material on Ipecac with the the Locust in the past, ReTox now shares the roster with Orthrealm, Mouse on Mars, several of Zach Hill’s (Hella) projects, and most of Ipecac co-owner Mike Patton’s band projects (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, etc.). They subsequently embarked on a short European tour.

June 24, 2011, Pearson appeared on the first episode of Young, Broke, and Beautiful, an “off the beaten path” travel show, aired on the Independent Film Channel. When it aired, he was touring Europe with other surviving members of the reunited Swing Kids (now known as Blue Note), who split after the death of co-founding guitarist Eric Allen.

Their August 2011 album Ugly Animals sports a cover designed by Brandon McMinn, who also did the cover of Justin Pearson’s book From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry. The all-analog release was recorded in March with Manny Nieto and Retox co-producing.

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ReTox will spend November touring England and Europe.

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Their last trip overseas resulted in strong reviews from pubs like Midland Rocks, who described the band as "a punch in our stagnant, mediocre, celebrity-obsessed culture’s face. Their sound is like a brick wall crashing into a dump truck. In less than thirty minutes, Retox delivered an intense performance that left the crowd in shock and awe.”

TOUR DATES

Thursday 10 November – Milan, Magnolia (Italy)

Friday 11 November – Rome, Traffic (Italy)

Saturday 12 November – Bologna, Kindergarten (Italy)

Sunday 13 November – Dornbirn, Kulturcafe (Austria)

Monday 14 November – Munich, Sunny Red (Germany)

Tuesday 15 November – Prague, Klub 007 (Czech Republic)

Wednesday 16 November – Nurnberg, M4 (Germany)

Friday 18 November – Berlin, Lovelite (Germany)

Sunday 20 November – Colonge, Sonic Ballroom (Germany)

Thursday 24 November – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Friday 25 November – London, Camp Basement

Image

ReTox was founded in 2010 by Justin Pearson (the Locust, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, Some Girls, Swing Kids) and Gabe Serbian (the Locust, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, Rats Eyes), along with Michael Crain (Festival of Dead Deer), and Thor Dickey. Their self-titled debut EP from ThreeOneG Records was released on vinyl in late 2010.

The band made its Casbah debut on Friday, January 7, 2011. A few months later, they signed on with Ipecac Recordings, co-founded by Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), to release their debut full-length Ugly Animals.

“The Ipecac team is over the moon about working with ReTox,” said label co-owner Greg Werckman in a press release. “We think they are a perfect fit with our eclectic roster, fitting comfortably with other original artists like the Melvins and ISIS.”

Having released material on Ipecac with the the Locust in the past, ReTox now shares the roster with Orthrealm, Mouse on Mars, several of Zach Hill’s (Hella) projects, and most of Ipecac co-owner Mike Patton’s band projects (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, etc.). They subsequently embarked on a short European tour.

June 24, 2011, Pearson appeared on the first episode of Young, Broke, and Beautiful, an “off the beaten path” travel show, aired on the Independent Film Channel. When it aired, he was touring Europe with other surviving members of the reunited Swing Kids (now known as Blue Note), who split after the death of co-founding guitarist Eric Allen.

Their August 2011 album Ugly Animals sports a cover designed by Brandon McMinn, who also did the cover of Justin Pearson’s book From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry. The all-analog release was recorded in March with Manny Nieto and Retox co-producing.

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