Oakland band Toner, which began as a solo recording of project of Samuelito Cruz, has had a brief, yet prolific existence, with an EP and LP already under their belt in a little over a year, despite Cruz’s involvement in both Never Young and Happy Diving. Today, we’re super stoked to give you the first listen of a track from yet another EP, Passing Glance, set for a March 15 release on cassette via Vacant Stare, and followed by a 7″ release this summer via Digital Regress.
On “Peasant Dreams”, Cruz and his now full band make it clear they know how to make a damn beautiful yet conflicting bummer, wistfully asking someone to join him “all the way down the drain slow”. It’s sweet, dreamy, and a little sad all at the same time. Enjoy the aptly titled “Peasant Dreams” below.