ToyGuitar is a brand new band that just surfaced but some of the members are not new to Fat Wreck Chords. The lead vocalist Jack Dalrymple played with swinging utters and dead to me And also played in the re-volts (featuring ToyGuitar-band-2014me first and the gimmie gimmies vocalist Spike Slawson) and also played in one man army. Miles Peck, the guitarist, also plays bass in the Swingin’ Utters and the Re-Volts as well. This album has a wicked mix of garage punk and garage surf with punky-surfy guitar riffs some and some surf-style pounding drums. This is a great summer album! So I’ve picked When it was over cause it’s one of the catchiest ones on the album. This record will make ya wanna pogo in the sun with a tall can of cheap beer in your hand. Or a tall can of Arizona iced tea, if booze ain’t your thing.- MATT

(That old saying rings true, “if it tickles your ears, then go with it.”  Well, we here at have it on good authority that Matt Racha is our man when it comes to Fat Wreck Chords.  He right friggin’ loves those bands, and his passion will come through this week as guest-curator for our special 25th Anniversary celebration of Fat Wreck Chords.  You can check out Matt’s band The Valveenus here, and go out and get their new album Catalyst when it is released later this month.  If you are in the Toronto area, you can see them live on Aug 22.  Check out the details here.)