The enigmatic doom sludge outfit Toadliquor (to not be confused with “toad licker” which is what you name somebody who will get excessive off of hallucinogenic frogs) has someway returned from the shadows to file one other album. Toadliquor was fashioned in 1989 in Arroyo Grande, California (to not be confused with Ariana Grande, California, which might be a horrible place to stay). They put out one album in 1993 known as Really feel My Hate – The Energy Is The Weight – R.I.P. Cain.
The album stayed fairly obscure as a result of, within the ‘90s, the dominant format for music shifted from vinyl information to CDs and Toadliquor stubbornly refused to launch a model of their album on any format however vinyl. They put out a couple of compilation tracks and one single after that—all on vinyl—earlier than vanishing. Contemplating that CDs are just about solely helpful as coasters as of late, it could appear that Toadliquor has been vindicated of their vinyl-only coverage. Nevertheless, Southern Lord lastly launched most of their materials on CD in 2003 in a group known as Horators Lament, though they then launched the identical recordings in 2018 on a vinyl assortment known as Stop & Decease.
Now Toadliquor is again with their first recorded materials in over 25 years and their first new full-length in 31 years. The brand new album goes to be known as Again within the Gap and can be launched by Southern Lord—on vinyl, naturally—on February 23. Alongside the announcement of the brand new file, the band launched their lead single off of the album known as “First Crush.” The only is a devastating sludge observe with crushing guitars and vocals that sound like a ghost trapped within the ether screaming to get out. It’s a superb time throughout.
The album is offered for pre-order proper now from Southern Lord.