Retox Schedule Five California Dates For February

Retox, the SoCal punk quartet who released their debut album in late 2011 (Ugly Animals, Ipecac Recordings), return to the road this February with five California dates kicking off Feb. 16 in singer Justin Person’s San Diego hometown and venturing north to San Francisco with additional stops in Palm Springs, Long Beach and the band’s hometown of Los Angeles.


February 16     San Diego, CA       The Casbah
February 17     Long Beach, CA     Alex’s Bar
February 18     Los Angeles, CA    The Smell
February 19     San Francisco, CA  Thee Parkside
February 21     Palm Springs, CA    The Dillon Roadhouse


On Ugly Animals


“Retox owes its real allegiance to classic L.A. punk – imagine the Circle Jerks forced into San Diego’s noise-rock woodchipper.” – Revolver


“Animals crams 11 slamming defibrillations into a mere 13 minutes, bolting through its furious post-hardcore convulsions so quickly that your brain barely has time to register each song before the band moves on to its next speedy freakout.” – SF Weekly


“The cumulative effect of Ugly Animals feels like you’ve fallen off a skyscraper, stopping in intervals to smash through 37 sheets of plate glass.  But you’ll want to get back on the elevator to the top floor to take the trip again.”  – Alternative Press


“Retox evoke the dirty, chaotic and unruly feel reminiscent of bands like The Germs.” – Crustcake Blog


“8/10” – Vice


“It’s noisy and angry but has plenty of riff hooks, balancing speed and intricacy with easily digestible melodies…” – Alarm

“Retox is so well-crafted, concise, and loose, that instead of battering the listener, it seems to lend support to shaking bodies. This isn’t so much “noise rock” as it is rock that is really noisy…but it still rocks.” – Punk News

“Ugly Animals proceeds with the frenzied breathlessness of a bulletin from the world’s last moments, with 11 tracks of unrelenting hardcore scattering images of apocalypse into the wind” – Willamette Week