The Premiere Of Grumpy Beach + Meet The Band….TOONS


1st things 1st…This is made possible by our friends at the righteous label Very Gun Records. Let me just say this…TOONS are the 1st Band that I have ever listened to that reminds me of one of my favorite Bands..The Subsonics. Thay have that lo-fi cool ass Lou Reed vibe throughout these tunes. The first time I listened to Grumpy Beach, I hit repeat immediately, no hesitation, just love that fuzz reverb sound. So I would strongly recommended you listen to TOONS. These guys are going on my list of new kick ass bands for 2014. LOVE IT!!!. (don’t know if anyone has ever written a song about grocery shopping)


Hi our name is….

its actually TOONS

And our sound might be best described as….

Nasalpop. Cows eating ice cream, skittles and pizza.

We are….

Matthew/Matty… Drums, smart ass remarks, trading lead vocals with..

Davey Jones… Mangled guitar bursts and pun pointing..

Brian “The Mess” Wess… Bass guitar wails and trails, emanating innuendos of longing for..

Ryan Foster.. Guitarist and squirrel tamer.

We are originally from…..
The Dong Island NY

The first time we met was…..

Nascar 2004

We knew we were going to be a Band when……..

Someone said, “We’re going to be a band. Called TOOOOOOOOONS.”

Before starting the band we were employed as…….

Class A Morons

Our craziest gig ever was….

The one where matt gets pissed off at someone who works at the venue, which is basically every show. – Brian Wess

The first song we wrote was…….


It’s about……

What we are currently listening to….

Bueno – “Skinnypop” EP
Black Lips – “Under the Rainbow”

Juan Wauters – “N.A.P.”

The Lemons – “Hello, we’re the Lemons!”

The So So Glos – “Blowout”

Big Ups – “Eighteen Hours of Static”

“Insertion For Beginners” by Bobby McDougal

A few albums we could never part with….

Pink Floyd – “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”
Blur – “s/t”
Meat Puppets – “Mirage”

Oasis – “Definitely Maybe”

R.E.M. – “Green”

The Beatles – “Rubber Soul”

Neil Young – “Trans”

White Fence – “Family Perfume”

Iggy Pop – “Kill City”

Sloan – “One Chord to Another”

Beach Boys – “Endless Summer”

Apples In Stereo – “Fun Trick Noise Maker”

For fun we like to…..

Talk about world issues in a broad generalized non factual sort of way while steal socks from laundromat dryers.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……

Get drunk, get fucked up.. except, if you don’t drink or get fucked up, then.. do one armed push ups.


the new video “Sittin’ Back”

from us in 2014…. off the “Grumpy Beach” EP directed by Seamus McGuire out now on Very Gun Records.

TOONS, Twitter

get this album and visit

Very Gun Records

for this and a whole lot of other cool bands…..


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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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