· By John Frazier
Welcome Traindodge to the Spartan Family! New Album "The Alley Parade" Out September 22nd
After two decades of timeless records, Oklahoma City’s Traindodge continues their post-hardcore dynasty with the release of their eighth LP, The Alley Parade. Yet, while the band’s collection of canonized albums have become required listening for every budding heavy band since the 90s, and their legacy of hundreds of shows (sharing stages with the likes of Mudhoney, Cursive, Avail, and Botch, to name a few) has impacted thousands, perhaps the biggest mystery surrounding Traindodge is how under-the-radar this band has flown throughout its prolific career. Inspired by the rock soundtrack of the band's youth -- Rush, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, Sabbath, ZZ Top -- The Alley Parade packs just as much grit and punch as any of its recorded predecessors but stands alone as the most immediate and accessible record the band has ever made.