Trash Talk (band)

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Trash Talk
Trash Talk live in Brooklyn, New York in May 2010
Trash Talk live in Brooklyn, New York in May 2010
Background information
OriginSacramento, California, United States
Years active2005–present
Associated acts
MembersSpencer Pollard
Lee Spielman
Garrett Stevenson
David Gagliardi
Thomas Pridgen
Past membersTim Butcher
Sam Bosson
Nick Fit
John Fleuti
Scott Barrett
Devan Bentley

Trash Talk is an American hardcore punk band from Sacramento, California, formed in 2005. They have toured all around the world including Japan and Europe, as well as performed in many festivals in support of their releases which helped give the band recognition from publications including Rolling Stone.[3][4][5][6][7]


Formed in 2005, Trash Talk soon released a demo on Sell Our Souls Records, as well as a split with Bay Area band Steel Trap in 2006 for Spiderghost Pressgang.[8] Later that year, they signed on to Rumble Records to record their debut album Walking Disease. Trash Talk would later sign to Malfunction Records (imprint of Deathwish Inc.) in 2007 for the release of their EP Plagues; which would later form a compilation with Walking Disease.[citation needed] After extensive touring with bands such as Cruel Hand, they would eventually leave Deathwish Inc. to manage their own label, Trash Talk Collective.[9]

In 2008, Trash Talk traveled to Chicago with Steve Albini to work on their full-length album.[10] 2009 saw the release of their single "East of Eden", featuring vocals from Keith Morris of Off!/Black Flag/Circle Jerks.[11] After the release of "East of Eden," Trash Talk kept a regular tour schedule and would go overseas.[5][12]

During their touring, Trash Talk participated in a live session for British radio station BBC Radio 1 showcasing songs from their latest album Eyes & Nines, released physically in Europe and digitally throughout on May 17, 2010.[13] The album came out on CD in the United States on June 8, 2010 with the vinyl releasing on June 21, 2010.[14][15][16] In October 2010, Trash Talk first appeared on the cover of The Fader, in its 70th issue.[17] Trash Talk performed at the 2011 Soundwave Festival in February/March 2011.[18] Trash Talk were added to the 2011 lineups of Download in June and Hevy Music Festival in August, although they pulled out of Hevy at the eleventh hour.

A 5-song EP entitled Awake was released October 11, 2011 on True Panther Sounds.

On May 30, 2012, it was announced that Trash Talk had signed to Odd Future Records, making them the first act not part of the Odd Future hip-hop collective and the first non hip-hop artist to sign to the label. The band has been known to perform Tyler, The Creator's song, "Radicals", with Tyler as a closer at a few Odd Future shows.[19] They released their album 119 on Odd Future Records on October 9, 2012, in partnership with their Trash Talk Collective imprint and Sony BMG Music Group's RED Distribution.[20] 119 was released on October 9.

Trash Talk's fourth studio album, No Peace, was released on May 27, 2014.

On October 18, 2019, the band announced that they were putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album.[21]

On May 22, 2020, Trash Talk announced via social media their new EP, "Squalor," is coming out June 5. Thomas Pridgen also announced he has rejoined the band to record the new EP.[22][23]




Studio albums[edit]


  • Trash Talk 7" (Sell Our Souls, 2005)
  • Split (with Steel Trap) (Spiderhost Pressgang, 2006)
  • Plagues (Malfunction Records, 2008)
  • East of Eden / Son of a Bitch (Trash Talk Collective, 2009)
  • Split (with Wavves) (2011)
  • Awake 7" (True Panther Sounds, 2011)
  • Tangle (Trash Talk Collective, 2016)
  • Squalor (Trash Talk Collective, 2020)


  • 2005 Demo (Sell Our Souls, 2005)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at United Blood (Six Feet Under Records, 2008)


  • Plagues... Walking Disease (Deathwish Inc./Malfunction, 2008)
  • Shame (Hassle Records, UK, 2009)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Explode" (2010)
  • "Awake" (2011)
  • "Burn Alive" (2011)
  • "Slander" (2012)
  • "F.E.B.N." (2012)
  • "The Hole" (2014)
  • "The Great Escape" (2014)


  1. ^ Bray, Ryan (May 27, 2014). "Trash Talk – No Peace". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Distefano, Alex (February 23, 2015). "The 10 Best Crossover Thrash Bands". LA Weekly. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. ^ Stover, Jack (2009-03-26). "Trash Talk Announce New EP * US Tour w/ The Bro Chili". Altsounds. Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
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  6. ^ Pr, Solid (28 October 2008). "SOLID PR: Trash Talk on!". Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Listen: Top 5 Metal Bands You Should Know". Spin. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  8. ^ "Trash Talk's Biography – Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures at". 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  9. ^ Shultz, Brian (2008-06-01). "Trash Talk posts new song". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  10. ^ Shultz, Brian (2008-05-21). "Trash Talk unveil new album info". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  11. ^ Clark, Alistair (2010-11-22). "Trash Talk". Crasier Frane. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  12. ^ "Trash Talk, The Mongoloids tour (Europe) | News". Lambgoat. 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  13. ^ Davies, Mike (2010-05-11). "BBC Radio 1 Programmes - Punk Show with Mike Davies, 11/05/2010". BBC Radio. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  14. ^ "Hassle Records". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  15. ^ "Trash Talk New LP Details | Bands | News | Scene Point Blank | Music webzine | Reviews, features & news". Scene Point Blank. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  16. ^ Sailer, Ben (2008-08-13). "Trash Talk stream new record on Spinner". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  17. ^ "Premiere: The FADER Issue 70 with Yelawolf and Trash Talk". 2010-09-30. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  18. ^ [1] Archived July 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "TRASH TALK / ODD FUTURE - RADICALS - LIVE @ THE ROXY DECEMBER 22 2011". YouTube. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  20. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-05-30). "Trash Talk Signs To Odd Future Records | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
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  22. ^ [3][dead link]
  23. ^ [4][dead link]

External links[edit]

Official Twitter Account