TOTIMOSHI: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

California trio, TOTIMOSHI, are pleased to announce their long-awaited U.S. tour. Set to commence on August 4, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the trek will weave its way through nearly 30 cities, before winding down on September 3, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The band will be touring in support of their soon-to-be-unleashed Avenger full-length, scheduled to hit streets on August 16, 2011 via At A Loss Recordings. Avenger was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Tool), mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Mike Watt, OM) and includes appearances by Dale Crover (Altamont, The Melvins, Shrinebuilder), Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder).

Commented guitarist/vocalist Antonio Aguilar of the upcoming run of dates: “Totimoshi is looking forward to rocking the fuck out in your town!”

TOTIMOSHI U.S. Tour 2011 (more dates to be announced shortly):
8/04/2011 Chaser’s – Scottsdale, AZ w/ Greenhaven
8/05/2011 The Due Return – Santa Fe, NM
8/06/2011 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO w/ Ume, Self Service
8/07/2011 Duffy’s – Lincoln, NE
8/08/2011 Off Minor – Dubuque, IA
8/09/2011 Garibalid’s – Milwaukee, WI w/ Sleestak, Like Like The Death Deaths
8/10/2011 The Frequency – Madison, WI
8/11/2011 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/12/2011 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
8/13/2011 Stone Tavern – Kent, OH w/ Rebreather, The Unclean
8/14/2011 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
8/15/2011 TBA – Montreal, QC
8/16/2011 Daniel St. – Milford, CT
8/17/2011 O’Brien’s – Cambridge, MA
8/19/2011 TBA – Providence, RI
8/20/2011 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
8/21/2011 Golden West – Baltimore, MD
8/22/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
8/26/2011 Milestone – Charlotte, NC w / Music Hates You
8/27/2011 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Zoroaster
8/28/2011 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
8/29/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
8/30/2011 The Mink – Houston, TX
8/31/2011 Scoot Inn – Austin, TX w/ Vaz, Pygmie Shrews
9/01/2011 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/03/2011 Vaudeville – Tucson, AZ

For the past 14 years, TOTIMOSHI — core members, guitarist/vocalist Antonio Aguilar and bassist/vocalist Meg Castellanos — have been pounding out its own brand of acid induced rhythmic Hendrix-meets-Dick Dale rock. Born in the high desert of Southern California just 30 minutes from the hometown of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart Aguilar, the band’s principle songwriter, definitely shares said composers love for adventure in music. Joined by drummer Chris Fugitt in 2008, the trio have carved out a sound all their own.

Countless reviewers have tried unsuccessfully to pigeonhole the band as it’s easier to say “they sound like” or “it’s reminiscent of” than it is to listen, comprehend and articulate. “Genres aren’t for us,” said Aguilar, “because we sound like no one else, never wanted too. I made up my own tuning. I basically had to re-learn how to play guitar. It sets us apart though, all that effort. No one plays like me.”

Founded in Oakland, CA in 1997 by Aguilar and Meg Castellanos (bass, vocals), TOTIMOSHI went through a slew of drummers before joining visions with Kansas City’s Chris Fugitt. Fugitt, a ferocious drummer who’s part John Bonham, part Keith Moon, part Elvin Jones, further ignited this volcanic trio into what it is today. Their albums are a journey into the soul. Their live sets are pure energy slowly smoldering into combustion. Past releases Mysterioso?, Monolí, Ladrón, and Milagrosa have received countless rave reviews and new album, Avenger, will no doubt satisfy fans and critics alike once again.

“It reaches the luminous place that Charlie Sexton’s Under the Wishing Tree occupied, the union of ‘roots’ and ‘rock.'” — Pitchfork