by Bill Pearis
Toys That Kill's Todd Congelliere is releasing a solo album, Wrong Side, which will be out via Lauren Records/Recess sometime in the near future. Unlike TTK's salty-sweet punk, this definitely sounds like a solo joint, ranging from VU-style workouts to piano-fueled rave-ups and a little "When the Levee Breaks" sampling in there too. Preorder the album here and you stream the whole thing (via Noisey) below.
Todd has a couple NYC shows coming up. He's on the bill for the Screaming Females / Tuff Tits show at Silent Barn on March 7 (which is Shellshag's birthday party), and then again with Tuff Tits at Death by Audio on March 9. The DbA show has Todd playing with Shellshag, and they'll help each other out on each's respective songs, and Magnets, Dirty Circle, and Lilith Velkor are also on the bill.
Todd also has some European dates this spring and all are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Screaming Females - "Lights Out" Live at the Hideout
TODD CONGELLIERE - 2014 TOUR DATES
Mar 7 Silent Barn Brooklyn, NY with Screaming Females
Mar 9 Death by Audio Brooklyn, NY
Apr 24 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Apr 25 AZ Aachen, Germany
Apr 26 Queensday Festival Venlo, Netherlands
Apr 28 Vienna Arena Vienna, Austria
Apr 30 Kafe Kult Munich, Germany
May 01 Irreal Bar Aulendorf, Germany
May 02 Schokoladen Berlin, Germany
May 03 The Lexington London, UK
May 04 The Lughole Sheffield, UK
May 05 La Mécanique Ondulatoire Paris, France
May 09 Rotterdam Riot Rotterdam, Netherlands