Salad Boys Announce Debut LP

Salad Boys announce debut album 'Metalmania', via Trouble in Mind. Share "Dream Date."

New Zealand trio Salad Boys formed as many do, with members Joe Sampson (12-string guitar/vocals), Ben Odering (bass) & Jim Nothing (drums) mucking around in their spare, fleshing out spare song ideas that Sampson had in his back pocket. The band’s name comes from a misheard line in the second verse of The Feelies song “Fa Cé La” – a joke name that they had assumed they’d change eventually, but never did.

The band hasn’t looked back since those days, playing shows at Camp a Low Hum and Chronophonium festivals, dates with Sebadoh, The Bats, & Parquet Courts as well as a performing as backing band for David Kilgour of legendary New Zealand group The Clean. The band prefers things on a smaller scale, however – finding joy & inspiration playing DIY spaces & house parties. That spirit combined with the band’s dizzying live intensity bring an underlying urgency to both the rocking & mellow tunes on Metalmania, which will see release on September 18th via Trouble In Mind. Today, they share the lead track off the record, “Dream Date”. catch them on their first every US tour later this Fall.


1. Here’s No Use
2. Dream Date
3. Daytime Television
4. Better Pick Ups
5. My Decay
6. No Taste Bomber
7. Bow to your Sensation
8. I’m a Mountain
9. Hit Her and Run
10. First Eight

9.23.15 – Chicago, IL – The Owl
9.24.15 – Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin
9.26.15 – Memphis, TN – Goner Fest
9.27.15 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
9.28.15 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
9.29.15 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
10.1.15 – Brooklyn, NY – Palisades
10.4.15 – Philadelphia, PA – Lava Space
10.6.15 – Asheville, NC – Tiger Mountain
10.8.15 – Jacksonville, FL – Rain Dogs
10.10.15 – Austin, TX – Beerland – W/ Neil Michael Hagerty
10.12.15 – Tempe, AZ – Time Out Lounge
10.13.15 – Los Angeles, CA – All Star Lanes
10.17.15 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10.19.15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records
10.20.15 – Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis
10.22.15 – Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon
10.23.15 – Milwaukee, WI – Lucky Cat

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