Toxic Moxie - Episode V
You probably already knew this, but Toxic Moxie released a new album at the end of May. We are just now getting around to listening to it, oops! This electronic music is trippy, danceable, and catchy. “Blurry” starts the album off with an extended drum roll (Danny Crawford). Pretty soon the futuristic space synth begins and vocalist Sera Stavroula's “oohs” create a really cool ambiance. Once the beat drops, the EDM is rockin and polyrhythmic. This band has been labeled “dirty disco punk” and it's hard to beat that epithet.
Check out “All Man Made,” an especially blip-sounding electronic song. Stavroula’s vocals are so effing even and commanding, it’s hard not to submit to the rock, and the couple of layers of her vocals really seals the deal.
The band just left yesterday for a brief tour (but will be back in RVA TOMORROW, 7/12 @ Strange Matter with our boys Imaginary Sons, as well as Galvanize and Headless Mantis. Here are tour dates:
Friday July 11- Washington DC at The Velvet Lounge w/ Derek Evry and His Band of Misanthropes, Galvanize and Harpo
Saturday July 12- Richmond at Strange Matter w/ Imaginary Sons, Galvanize and Headless Mantis
Sunday July 13th- Charlottesville at Crozet Pizza at the Buddhist Biker Bar w/ Galvanize
photo by Joey Wharton