Post-punk, prozac-inspired, bread-punned rockers — Chris Toast & The Jerks are perhaps the newest band in Austin’s music scene.
The OV crew jumped at the chance to feature these progressive punk Austinites.
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It came as a surprise when we found out it was only Chris Toast & The Jerks’ third set as a band — to say they held their own would be an understatement at the least.
The four-piece (drums, guitar, bass, and keys) was founded by Chris Spagnola in early October. They describe themselves as “a satirical yet serious alternative to alternative”.
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The Modern English-esque synth and raspy, soulful vocals combined with a groovin’ bass line and the charismatic presence of the frontman, Chris Spagnola, makes for a Texas twist on the classic post-punk sound.
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Chris Spagnola initially started out with an older band and additionally put out a few solo projects before forming Chris Toast & The Jerks.
While speaking to Spagnola about Christ Toast & The Jerks he said, “We’re real serious to get some promo stuff done soon with a press kit and merch.” At the end of our conversation, he hinted at the group doing studio recordings in the near future.
On Saturday, October 28th, Chris Toast & The Jerks are hosting a house party and costume contest affectionately named, “Sad Sack Demon Festival”. There will of course be no shortage of live music with three other acts performing.
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Being in their toddlerhood won’t stop Chris Toast & The Jerks from making a big splash in the local music scene. Stay tuned in and spread the word about this new, “toast modernistic” group.
Photo credit: Chris Toast & The Jerks Facebook