Tone Rodent

Tone Rodent


"A leader of the ever-marginalized local space-junkie genre and perhaps one of St. Louis' most underexposed bands...evokes the MC5 after an overdose of mysterious gold-speckled pills... Too melodic and rhythmic to be called noise and too comfortably abstract to be called...well...normal"


Tone Rodent (TR) is a sonic, psychedelic, heavy shoegaze/space rock band compared to the likes of Spacemen 3, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine and The Velvet Underground.

Tone Rodent sprung to life in the fall of 1999 with an initial concept rooted in creating layers of sound washes through manipulation and experimentation. Since then TR has moved from a soundtrack-type ambient drone to a sonic rock band.

TR has shared the stage with: The Black Angels,The Fall, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, Low Flying Owls, Lab Partners, Crimson Sweet, Valiant Thorr, The Forms, Bahrain and Primordial Undermind to mention a few.


– New album recording and tracking underway- new lineup new songs
– Self-Titled Album – TONE RODENT – October 2004 – order on Itunes and CD Baby
– Christmastime single – Bert Dax Cavalcade of Stars, Christmas Album – November 2003
– ...And Shine Until We Fall Down Mini-Album – December 2002 (self-released)
– Stand In Space (Is All The Space I Can Stand) LP – September 2002 (self-released)
– Are Your Dreams 3 Sizes Too Big? – July 2002 (self-released)
– Demo(n) EP – June 2002 (self-released)
– Double LP: Fall Down/Play Dead – February 2002 (self-released)
– A Visit To Leisureworld LP – August 2001 (self-released)
– Empathy Hours LP – April 2001 (self-released)
– Space Available LP – January 2001 (self-released)
– We Learned To Ski – September 2000 (self-released)

Set List

Set List as of 01/05/07:
Dream Machine
Checkpoint Charlie
See You Through
I Love You
Ante Meridiem
These Blues

One set per show and sets usually range from 35 to 45 minutes, depending on time alotted.