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Genres: Indie / Experimental / Emo

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Stats: 478 fans / 43,084 plays / 115 plays today





6 tracks

Members: marcus, stephen, scooter, jimmy & andy

By their first, short nine months together, El Toro! had already achieved the impressive feat of launching the beginning of a promisingly innovative career. Within a year of their conception they had independently released the Dot Dot Dot Ex E.P., the El Rancho Del Oro E.P., and the La Rosa E.P., toured most of the East Coast and Mid-West, and signed to the rising indie record company, Undecided Records , which Revolver Magazine covered in its October 2004 issue.

Shortly their record deal was signed, El Toro! began recording their first full-length album at Marigolds and Monsters studio with Matt Malpass (previously of Farewell to Fashion) and in part at Glow In The Dark Studios with Producer Matt Goldman (Copeland, Underoath, The Unicorns). The groundbreaking record, entitled May and Marielle was released on Undecided Records in March 2005, and is being distributed by Victory Records through Sony Music. May and Marielle is widely available online and across North America at Best Buy, F.Y.E., Amazon.com, Tower Records, and many other local and national record stores.

With their unique talent and drive El Toro! has created a new genre of music: dramatic rock and roll, or Dram Rock as it's been affectionately titled. By combining elements of indie rock, experimental sounds, sampled loops, and trippy effects they create a live show that's so intense the audience is left dripping with sweat just from watching. No matter how large or small the crowd, El Toro! goes the distance to give a tremendously energetic performance that makes it easy to understand why fans love them. They have shared stages with such diverse and popular bands as Hanson, Brand New, Head Automatica, Bear vs. Shark, mewithoutYou, Brazil, Lovedrug, Owen, Showbread, and Paulson.

May and Marielle album reviews:

"The chemistry between the band members is excellent, as they go about carving out their own delicious indie rock or college rock cuisine." AMG

"El Toro has a lot of sonic colors to choose from; its palette is more colorful and eclectic than most of todays indie-pop bands. It also contains some textures, which makes the bands debut full-length, May And Marielle, a pleasure to listen to." - Pulse

"They offer shimmering, indie-rock tunes shot through with fraught and frail emotions unheard in so many higher-profile acts. El Toro are worthy of investigation now, before your too-cool-for-school, emo friends get in on their perfectly accomplished act." Drowned In Sound

"Melancholic and languid, emotive and introspective, El Toro's "May and Marielle" is a strong show of songwriting, reaching deep into the heart of the artist to reach the heart of the listener." - Fishcom

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    :) Jan 28
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  • Kirsten Lindseyyyy said:
    May 08
  • Janneza King said:
    beautiful. just beautiful. Jun 27
  • Bam Bam said:
    we need new music EL TORO! Apr 27
  • HaayyMariel(: said:
    Marielle? o: *sees your album* Hay that's my name!...Kinda. lol. That's the feminine way of spelling it. My actualy name is Mariel but it's the masculine form. xD Dec 25
  • Shy. said:
    nice sound =) Dec 10
  • CrossYOURheart said:
    I like you guys. Very chill stuff. I feel high or something. May 06
  • huhuh420 said:
    would you guys be interested in playing a show at relay for life on may 16th in wilmington DE? Feb 05
  • the.failed.attempt said:
    i love Far Away! truly beautiful! i love the lryics too XD Nov 11
  • howyoudkissm3 said:
    omgosh. seriously. awesome music. Nov 08
  • BananaJam said:
    the vocals are absolutely beautiful,keep up the good work. Jan 15
  • allovuhsudden said:
    Lovely stuff Nov 26
  • iNSERTCLEVERNAME>here< said:
    I just found your page on a random profile jump and I\'m already in love with the music. You. Are. Amazing. :] Nov 01

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