California trio, TOTIMOSHI, kicked off their tour. The band will spread its unique brand of heavy desert death rock across nearly 30 cities, before winding down on September 3, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.
The band will be touring in support of their soon-to-be-unleashed Avenger full-length, set to drop on August 16, 2011 via At A Loss Recordings. Avenger was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Tool), mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Mike Watt, OM) and includes appearances by Dale Crover (Altamont, The Melvins, Shrinebuilder), Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder). For preorder info, point your browser HERE.
Additionally, TOTIMOSHI will be selling copies of their new, very limited split 7″ with the Melvins (released through Volcom) throughout the tour. Commented guitarist/vocalist Antonio Aguilar: “TOTIMOSHI is honored to be sharing a 7″ with one of our favorite bands in the world, the Melvins. There will only be 1000 pressed and 200 available through us, so you better get out to the venues!”
TOTIMOSHI U.S. Tour 2011:
8/19/2011 TBA – Providence, RI
8/20/2011 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
8/21/2011 Golden West – Baltimore, MD
8/22/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
8/23/2011 The Casbah – Durham, NC
8/26/2011 Milestone – Charlotte, NC w / Music Hates You
8/27/2011 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Zoroaster
8/28/2011 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
8/29/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
8/30/2011 The Mink – Houston, TX
8/31/2011 Scoot Inn – Austin, TX w/ Vaz, Pygmie Shrews
9/01/2011 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/03/2011 Vaudeville – Tucson, AZ
In related news,TOTIMOSHI recently unleashed their brand new video for “Avenger.” The video was written and directed by Aguilar and produced by Toshi Kasai and Page Hamilton at King Soul Studios.