Give it one listen. You won't be able to get this high-energy, indie dance rock out of your head. The Tastydactyls will make sure every one of you knows that you're never too cool to dance. Come to a live show to experience neon lights, spit flying in the air and the best 45 minute dance party ever.
In just three years, The Tastydactyls have become synonymous with the high energy, indie dance rock scene in Central Texas. Their infectious melodies, danceable beats and whimsical lyrics - a blend of alternative rock and 80’s synth pop, with a modern twist - are rapidly grasping the attention and hearts of music lovers everywhere.
The Tastydactyls began their journey three years ago, when they first performed at their high school’s battle of the bands. After placing second, they went on to showcase their maturing sound a year later in the 102.5 KBRQ-FM Battle of the Bands. By beating out more than thirty bands from Dallas to Austin, Tasty took the top prize and has since become one of the hottest acts in Central Texas.
After developing a strong fan base, The Tastydactyls took their act on the road and ended up in Ireland. Running a rigorous three-week tour, they earned an international following, and returned to the States with a wealth of knowledge and experience. They have recently released their debut album.
WAKING THE GIANTS, released March 2008, features nine original tracks that exhibit the band’s talent and diverse influences. Each song is catchy and distinctively independent, bouncing from one end of the musical spectrum to the other, yet forms a decidedly cohesive experience.
Each member of The Tastydactyls brings an individual creative element to the band. Blake Rawlings on guitar and lead vocals brings a strong presence to the stage every performance. Kyle Randolph added new texture to the band when he joined with his talent on the keys and meshed well with Blake to form a creative songwriting duo. Brandon Oswald recently joined the band and blends his eclectic bass-playing skills with Gedden’s innovative beats to create a steady, musical heartbeat. Gedden Gibson, the newest Tastydactyl, is a great addition to the band and brings an energy that can be felt, seen and heard in every cadence of the drum.
With the band’s passionate drive and determination, they are bound for success.
"One and Nine, We Had a Hell of a Run"
"Waking The Giants"
Ma Suds (not yet recorded)
Push It (WAKING THE GIANTS)
Spectacular (WAKING THE GIANTS)
Time Out (not yet recorded)
Four Of Us (WAKING THE GIANTS)
Like A Bear (ONE AND NINE, WE HAD A HELL OF A RUN)
Apples, Apples Everywhere (WAKING THE GIANTS)
Touche' (WAKING THE GIANTS)
Zombies (WAKING THE GIANTS)
I Know (WAKING THE GIANTS)
Clockwork (ONE AND NINE, WE HAD A HELL OF A RUN)