Toadies Announce 4th Dia Fest, Vid


Texas rockers confirm
dates and artists for Dia De Los Toadies 2011, debut video for LCD Soundsystem

By Blurt Staff


Since resurfacing in 2006 after a label-hassle induced
absence, the Toadies have been full-speed ahead. Along with 2008’s comeback No Deliverance and the 2010 resurrection
of their lost album Feeler, the
Texas-based alt-rockers have toured relentlessly and conceived/curated their
own festival, Dia De Los Toadies. Now it’s already time for the fourth such fest – Dia De Los Toadies
Cuatro, which will occur August 26 and 27 at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New
Braunfels, TX.


“The Dia festival keeps getting better every year,” says
guitarist Clark Vogeler. “It always feels like a big family reunion with a
great soundtrack.” Whitewater, he says, seems like it was designed specifically
with the Dia festival in mind, with multiple stages, “lots of shade and the
ever-flowing Guadalupe River
there to cool us all down whenever we want.”


The music menu – featuring all Texas-based acts – has
included The Secret Machines, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, The Heartless
Bastards, Ben Kweller, Two Tons of Steel, Bowling for Soup, Centro-matic, and
Sleepercar. First among the acts confirmed for Dia Cuatro are The Sword and UME,
with more to be announced soon.


After the festival, the Toadies will play a handful of dates
before hunkering down to crank out another platter for release later this year.
An acoustic record and Toadies tribute CD are also in the queue.


See below for a video from last years Dia De Los Toadies
performance in which the band performs an acoustic cover of LCD Soundsystem’s
“Someone Great.” The clip was produced and edited by Vogeler, who is an Emmy
Award-winning editor and recently worked on Bombay Beach, a documentary that premiered
at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival.



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