Toilet Rats


SFR048 - Steadfast Records

Toilet Rats


March 3, 2023

Toilet Rats IV is the new release from Minneapolis, MN synth-punk act Toilet Rats. As the name suggests, it’s a little grimey, energetic, tenacious, and oddly entertaining. Tommy Ratz (aka Thomas Rehbein) combines a variety of musical influences ranging from Jawbreaker, DEVO, Nine Inch Nails, Jawbox, Depeche Mode, Ennio Morricone, Lard, Run DMC, Ramones, Powerplant, and other random stuff with lyrics primarily inspired by vintage horror and sci-fi movies to create a succinct rock album that, though well produced, never takes itself too seriously. It’s as if Ratz (aka Rehbein) took a time machine and made a mixtape from 1987 combining his favorite sounds and VHS rentals from that era. “Carol Kane” references fright flick When A Stranger Calls, “Walk The Earth” recalls zombies, shopping malls, and helicopters, “Larva” is a nod to Al Jourgenson’s dancey thrash side projects, and “Oskar and Eli” recalls a coming of age vampire story.

  1. Haunted Haus
  2. Carol Kane
  3. Clap Back
  4. Drug Bird
  5. Black Box Recorder
  6. Nessie
  7. Larva
  8. Sensory Overload
  9. Oskar &amp, Eli (Feat. Pumpkin Guts)
  10. Walk the Earth

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        Format & Pressing Details
        Format Variant Notes Edition Edition of Year
        Cassette Pink First 50 2023
        Cassette Yellow


        50 2023
        Cassette Green Third 100 2023

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