“The album will be released on 4/20…duh.”
This was the introduction SIMGE received from toilet. front-man Biff Swenson (also known as Brick+Mortar hype man the Jersey Jerkoff) as he described what lies ahead for the Red Bank-based Indie-Rock project and its forthcoming EP Music To Sit On The Couch To. However, upon actually spinning the record’s lead single, “Mashed”, the ethos of this enigmatic South Jersey artist became much clearer.
Does “Mashed” come riddled with imagery of smoked out abodes and plentiful stashes…of course. But toilet. and its introductory cut are far from a Phish-head fantasy or a jam for the Bradley Nowell fan, nor is it wishful thinking for the blissful burnout.
Instead, “Mashed” suggests an artist trying to cope with the lonesome reality surrounding him, filling the void left by friends and their commitments with good weed, the simple gifts of life, and listening parties with Pinkerton on heavy rotation.
As mentioned, toilet. will officially unveil the physical form of Music To Sit On The Couch To on April 20, but has hinted at releasing a stream of the album in advance. In the meantime, spin “Mashed” in all its fuzz-smothered glory and melodic allure below:
NOTE: Swenson is also a member of the local outfit Spa Day…check out their single “Hazing Ritual” here.