Thursday, February 7, 2013

CD Review: The Tossers Take The Road To "The Emerald City"

From Chicago comes the six-piece Celtic punk band, The Tossers with their new album “The Emerald City.” Their songs have become known as Irish drinking anthems and their sound is like Social Distortion from Ireland. It has been almost five years since their last release and fans have been patiently waiting, especially with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner.
The album begins with “The Rover” as the band gets things going quickly with the first of many fast-paced drinking songs. The whole band gets involved with the all too short pub-rocker “Here’s To A Drink With You.” They show that they can write more than just drinking songs as they pay tribute to Chicago, their “Emerald City” and the slower-paced, but no less energetic “Wherever You Go.” Their quick-paced drinking songs (“The Break of Dawn”) are more fun to listen to than their slower, but more meaningful songs (“St. Patrick’s Day”). The fourteen-song album closes with the sing-along chorus of “Slainte” as another round of music is in order.
The Tossers will begin their tour on March 1 in Chicago before heading to the east coast. For more information on The Tossers new album, “The Emerald City” and for a complete list of tour dates, please visit

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