It's nearly a year later, and since Toad the Wet Sprocket released a greatest hits compilation last April - All You Want - they've been touring as well as still writing new material for a promising new record.
Glen Phillips (vocals/guitar), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals), Dean Dinning (bass/vocals), and Randy Guss (drums) formed Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986, having met while attending San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. Glen Phillips was only sixteen years old.
The band recorded five albums throughout the 1990s; Fear (1991) and Dulcinea (1994) both went platinum. They also secured four highly successful singles: "Walk on the Ocean," "Fall Down," "All I Want," and "Something's Always Wrong."
Since their official break up, Glen Phillips has released three EP's and four studio albums, one with his friends, Nickel Creek. He is currently working on a follow-up to Mr. Lemons. Meanwhile, Lapdog recorded two studio albums, but disbanded in 2002 when Todd Nichols and Dean Dinning started writing songs for country acts in Nashville.
In 2010, Toad the Wet Sprocket officially announced their reunion. We're looking forward to new studio album later this year.
(Riffraf recently spoke to Glen Phillips. Check back next week (6/7 & 6/8) for our two-part interview. You don't want to miss it.)