Members: Austun, Blake, Blake, Kyle
Herky-jerky rhythms, whimsical lyrics and infectious melodies can only begin to describe The Tastydactyls. Their unique and quirky sound is a testimony to their wide range of influences as well as their sophisticated song writing abilities. These loveable, catchy tunes draw you into a trance and make you dance. The flying guitars, flaming drum kits, and flamboyant dance moves bring an explosive energy felt by all. It is purely nerd rock at its finest.
blake- guitar/vocals/accordian. austun- drums/vocals/train whistle. kyle - keys/synth/samples/glockenspiel/harmonica/vocals. big blake- bass.
The Masses" by M.C. Bell hosted by. http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/?p=3321 The Tastydactyls Album: One & Nine (We Had A Hell Of A Run) Does this band sound familiar to you? Well, assuming you've eased up a bit on your paint-huffing dalliances, you may recall that I featured the Tastydactyls in my "Pimp Your Band" portion of this here column. To refresh your mammary, the Tasties (as I like to call them for no particular reason) hail from deep in the heart o' Tex-Ass and have been on one hell of a roll, as of late. For starters, they are coming off a glorious victory at their local battle of the bands competition where they treated the competition like the "small guy in prison." They are also readying themselves for their first ever "World Tour" (okay, actually the are going to go play some gigs in Ireland) and recently released a kick-ass EP, One & Nine (We Had A Hell Of A Run). The music on this disc is down-right infectious. With it's herky-jerky rhythms and quirky/clever instrumentation (accordions, train whistles and glockenspiels), One & Nine comes off as a wonderfully weird mix of Cursive ("Clockwork") and Jimmy Eat World ("Like A Bear"). If you are looking for some truly imaginative alternative, look no further. Check them out over at www.myspace.com/thetastydactyls.
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