Last month, alt-rock founding fathers Pixies (minus original member Kim Deal) released Indie Cindy, their fifth long-player, and their first in 23 years. The reviews were mostly negative, with just about everyone agreeing that, sonically, Pixies aren’t what they were on classic college-rock albums like Surfer Rosa and Doolittle. Well, in case it’s been some time since you checked in on Texas post-grungesters Toadies, they’re still up to what they were up to with their 1994 breakthrough Rubberneck — that is, sounding a bit like Pixies. Toadies’ latest, 2012’s Play.Rock.Music., is full of frontman Vaden Todd Lewis’ creepy-by-design lyrics about sex and sin and being weird, plus loads of fat, grungy guitar tones. It’s not revolutionary, but it sounds as much or maybe even more like Pixies than Pixies currently do. Also, if you turn up to Exit/In tonight, you’ll get to hear a live version of “Possum Kingdom,” and come on — everybody has a soft spot for that song, right? So help me Jesus.
Tonight's show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $22 at the door. Supersuckers and Battleme will open. Watch a new Toadies video above, and see a classic one after the jump.