Exclusive Song Premiere: Toy Soldiers — "Forget How It Used To Be"
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Forget How It Used To Be," a new song by Philadelphia-based Toy Soldiers.
The track is from the band's new album, The Maybe Boys, which will be released September 10. The album, which was produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), will be distributed by The Orchard.
Consisting of Ron Gallo (lead vocals/guitar/harmonica), Bill McCloskey (bass/vocals), Luke Leidy (keys/vocals), Matt Kelly (guitar) and Dominic Billett (drums/vocals), Toy Soldiers have been earning a reputation for their raw live shows. Gallo doesn’t let getting whacked in the head and bleeding profusely stop their performance.
“For me, getting on a stage is really surrendering to whatever plans the wild beast of the show and the people in the room have in store," he says. "It's like throwing yourself in a raging sea of variables or hopping on a moving train.
"Even if you get whacked in the face with a guitar and are bleeding all over or your amplifier explodes or your having a bad day, it's your responsibility to the audience and the show that overrides anything that may try to stop it and so it must go on.”
The Maybe Boys Track Listing
01. Tell the Teller
02. Been Here All My Days
03. Heart in a Mousetrap
04. Forget How it Used to Be
05. This Old Town
06. Red Dress
07. I’m Your Woman
08. Away We Go
10. Weeping Willow
11. Laughing Pain
12. Tomorrow to Today
Toy Soldiers Tour Dates:
Sep 09 Lancaster, PA @ The Fridge
Sep 11 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall - NYC Album Release Party
Sep 12 Somerville, MA @ The Precinct - Boston Album Release Party
Sep 13 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's - Philly Album Release Party
Sep 14 Pawtucket, RI @ DUDESMASH 2 (presented by Deer Tick & WBRU)
Sep 19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Sep 20 Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff's
Sep 21 Chicago, IL @ Oaktoberfest (2:30)
Sep 21 Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room (8:00)
Sep 24 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House (w/Truth & Salvage Co.)
Sep 26 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 28 Pottstown, PA @ Sly Fox Can Jam
Oct 03 Carrboro, NC @ The Station
Oct 04 Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite (w/Sons of Bill)
Oct 08 Athens, GA @ Green Room
Oct 09 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
Oct 10 Blacksburg, VA @ Sycamore Deli
Oct 12 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Oct 17 New York, NY @ CMJ (venue TBA)
Oct 23 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground w/ Joe Fletcher
Oct 24 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine w/ Joe Fletcher
Oct 25 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
Oct 26 York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Theatre
Nov 03 Fairfax, VA @ Only About The Music - Artists for Autism
Nov 08 Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
Nov 09 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
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