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Originally formed as a solo-bedroom project by Samuelito Cruz in 2014. With interest of a few labels Cruz was convinced to record a full length record that later came out in Spring of 2015 titled LP recorded in the backyard shed of his mom’s house. As a moving transition from West End (lower east bay) to Oakland, & the falling apart of his former band Happy Diving. Cruz decided to start playing live shows with a full band consisting of hometown friends Maxwell Carver, Sean Glass & Kennan Sommer. The band has maintained the same line-up since 2015 putting out two EP’s Passing Glance & Killing Pace. Silk Road is the bands latest effort, their first studio album & sophomore full length consisting of 10 songs in just over 20 minutes. Produced & Engineered by David Kelling of Culture Abuse & Mixed/Mastered by Jasper Leach of Tony Molina. Silk Road is the defining release of the new sound of Toner as a transition from solo-bedroom pop to a blown out full band effort.

Current Release

TONER
Silk Road
(Smoking Room)
[Click here to pre-order]
Street Date: April 17, 2020

Track List:

1. ’95 Slow
2. Smoov
3. Heaven’s Blade
4. Dark Ecstasy
5. B.C. Hope
6. Old Heads
7. Still Warm
8. Cherry Plaza
9. Always on Time
10. Heavy Glow

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