Wild Sacramento, California hardcore revivalists Trash Talk had been playing together for two years before their debut recording, Plagues: Walking Disease, was released by Rumble Records in 2007.
Taking influence from American hardcore and speed metal, the group included vocalist Lee Spielman, guitarist Garrett Stevenson, bassist Spencer Pollard, and drummer Sam Bosson. Steady touring and frantic shows won the guys a well-deserved buzz as friendships with the right people gave them another leg up on the competition. Prior to their next two albums (a self-titled 2008 outing and 2010’s Eyes & Nines on their own Trash Talk Collective
label), they released a 7" that featured guest vocals from Keith Morris of Off!
and Black Flag
fame. A friendship with the fellow skaters and weed-heads in Cerebral Ballzy
and Odd Future
helped ensure the guys a home on Odd Future Records
for 2012’s 119, which expanded their fan base significantly and made them the first non-hip-hop act on the OF
label. In 2013, Sam Bosson left the group; Devan Bentley took over on drums for touring that year, and Thomas Pridgen held down the rhythms for the 2014 album No Peace. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi