Bag of Toys: Smile So Wide
Starting out with a few appearances at a local open-mic showcase, Bag of Toys has quickly risen up the San Francisco venue circuit by entertaining the masses at venues such as The Independent and Slim’s while sharing the stage with popular acts such as Pato Banton, Sean Kingston, John Cruz, Fishbone, The Expendables, and the B Foundation.
Bag of Toys just released their second full-length album July 1st. Entitled “Afternooner,” the album was produced by Andy Zenczak at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz, mastered by John Cuniberti (Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith), and features 13 contagious tracks which not only have the signature sound that made their debut album popular, but also incorporate some new elements such as funk, country, and Latin rhythms.
Undeniably, Bag of Toys has invented a sound all their own. Featuring two acoustic guitars, the music offers a relaxed vibe supported by a catchy groove and rock-oriented rhythm section. So sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy the imaginary sand in between your toes because Bag of Toys will take you away to a better place with what the band jokingly refers to as “acoustic surf-rock that doesn’t suck.”
If you like tunes along the lines of Slackstring, The Expendables, the Mother Hips, or that one dude who sings fairytales about brushfires, make sure you pick up BoT’s album at iTunes, e-music, Amazon, or CDBaby.