Welcome

Blazing sun, strings and skins, from the Downtown Las Vegas Strip to the burning rock of the Mojave Desert. Welcome to the world of Tin Toy Cars.

Our debut album "Falling, Rust & Bones" was released on January 22nd, 2016. Some curious little tales are spun in these 9 songs, packed with new sounds and unexpected compositional twists. They will challenge your perception of what a mandolin is, while steering you back and forth between traditional Roots-Americana flavors, and the grit of Alternative rock and roll. Indie-Americana on New Relic Records. New sounds for a new generation of listeners.

We're extremely grateful for the great media support that "Falling, Rust & Bones" received after it's release. We broke some records for new releases on the AMA radio charts, with an unprecedented first week position at #168, and have enjoyed sharing our thoughts with the press through a variety of media outlets. Check out some of the features in the blog below.

We are currently gearing up for the release some new music in the spring of 2019, which we're very excited about. We'll be doing some regional touring in the spring and summer, so keep your eyes on the performance schedule, to see when TTC will be playing near you.
 

New album on the way!! 

We're hard at work, mixing our new record, which we expect to release in March 2019! We're very excited to share this new collection of songs with you, which feels like an important evolution for us, yet a distinct continuation of what came before. Keep your ears and eyes open!

Greetings from Australia 

It's been quite a year. Shortly after the release of the video for "Do Everything You Can Before You're Dead" back in April, TTC singer and mandolin player Peter Fand was invited to join the Cirque du Soleil show "Kooza" for a tour in South America and Australia. This 9-month engagement offered lots of opportunities for some fine music-making with the great "Kooza" band, and countless adventures in the wilds of those stunning continents. He will be wrapping up that tour in March, and all eyes will turn to TTC's Las Vegas home base, as the band prepares to start recording their next release! New music is on the way this year, and we can't wait to share it.

Meanwhile, last week in Melbourne, Fand took a moment to make this live-studio video with fellow Kooza cast member Kevin Johnson. We've always loved this song by Norah Jones, and it seems more relevant now then ever. Enjoy. 

My Dear Country - featuring Peter Fand and Kevin Johnson, live from Melbourne

Video Launch 

We're very proud to announce the launch of our new video for the song "Do Everything You Can Before You're Dead." This was a mighty ambitious project, that took us to five location around Vegas. At one point I was buried in the ground, in a coffin, in Woodlawn Cemetery. It was a bit of a Kill Bill moment. We had Cirque du Soleil Acrobats surrounding us, skydivers falling around us in the desert, and more. Quite a scene. Check it out by clicking the link below:
Tin Toy Cars Video "Do Everything You Can Before You're Dead"

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