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Tubuloids getting weird on the road with new album

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Vancouver based skate punk/ surf punk band the Tubuloids are excited to be “getting weird” on the road this summer.The Tubuloids come to Lethbridge, July 29. Photo By Richard Amery
“We all get along really well, so it’s nothing but hilarity in the van. There’s lots of laughing and Simpsons quotes. So it is a lot of fun,”  said Tubuloids guitarist / vocalist Kevin Baxter, noting his favourite Simpsons’ season is  the 1996 season when Conan O’Brien was still writing for the show.
“Touring is like a vacation for us. We’d like to make it a paid vacation, then a job,” he said.
 They visit the Moose Hall, July 29.

They were supposed to be hitting the road in support of their new eight track EP, “It’s Getting Get Weird,” on the Beer City record label, but instead are just touring.
Though the new record isn’t officially out yet, it is already getting great response.

“ We mailed out copies to university and college radio stations and it debuted at number one the Earshot charts,” he said.
“It was supposed to be out on June 21 then  in September, now it won’t be out  until Oct. 14 because of a backup at the vinyl pressing plant,” said Baxter.
Lead guitarist Rob West, bassist Dave Dolan, and drummer Teddy Rennie complete the Tubuloids.

“But we made some CD copies of it for the tour,” he continued.
They are just excited to take a break from their day jobs and hit the road and play.
“It’s a 12 day tour with nine gigs. We‘re going all the way out to Thunder Bay. It will be our first visit to Ontario,” he said.

“We were only going to go to Winnipeg, but somehow they heard of us and someone organized a gig for us in Thunder Bay,” he said, noting their new video for the title track of their new EP “ It’s Getting Weird,” may have helped spread the word.


“It’s our first video. We just released it two weeks ago and it already has a thousand views. We asked our friend Sheldon ( Barr) to make it. It took five months to make, but we got some of our pro skateboard friends to be in it,” he said.

They are excited to play a Friday night in Lethbridge.
“We’ve met a lot of really nice people there, so it will be nice to see them again
“Let‘s party Lethbridge,” he encouraged.
 The Tubuloids play the Moose Hall, July 29. There is a $10 cover  for the show. Doors open at 8 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:08 )  
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