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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.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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.[7] 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. After extensive touring with bands such as Cruel Hand, they would eventually leave Deathwish Inc. to manage their own label, Trash Talk Collective.[8]

In 2008, Trash Talk traveled to Chicago with Steve Albini to work on their full-length album.[9] 2009 saw the release of their single "East of Eden", featuring vocals from Keith Morris of Off!/Black Flag/Circle Jerks.[10] After the release of "East of Eden," Trash Talk kept a regular tour schedule and would go overseas.[4][11]

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.[12] The album came out on CD in the United States on June 8, 2010 with the vinyl releasing on June 21, 2010.[13][14][15] In October 2010, Trash Talk first appeared on the cover of The FADER, in its 70th issue.[16] Trash Talk performed at the 2011 Soundwave Festival in February/March 2011.[17] 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.[18] 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.[19] 119 was released on October 9.

In November 2013, Devan Bentley, (former drummer for Such Gold) joined Trash Talk for their fall tour with Suicidal Tendencies and has been touring with them as a permanent member since.

Trash Talk's fourth full-length studio album, titled No Peace, was released on the 27th of May 2014.


  • Lee Spielman - Vocals
  • Garrett Stevenson - Guitar
  • Spencer Pollard - Bass, Vocals
  • Devan Bentley - Drums
  • Sam Bosson - Drums
  • Thomas Pridgen - Drums


Studio albums[]

  • Walking Disease (Rumble Records/Six Feet Under Records, 2007)
  • Trash Talk (Trash Talk Collective, 2008)
  • Eyes & Nines (Trash Talk Collective, 2010)
  • 119 (Trash Talk Collective/Odd Future Records, 2012)
  • No Peace (Trash Talk Collective/Odd Future Records, 2014)


  • 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)


  • 2005 Demo (Sell Our Souls, 2005)

Live albums[]

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


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

Music Videos[]

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


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  5. Weingarten, Christopher (2008-10-28), "CMJ's Hottest Bands: 10 Buzz-Worthy Breakouts", Rolling Stone, archived from the original on 2008-08-28,, retrieved 20 June 2010
  6. Listen: Top 5 Metal Bands You Should Know. Spin (2009-04-22). Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  7. Trash Talk’s Biography – Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures at. (2013-01-15). Retrieved on July 24, 2013.
  8. Shultz, Brian (2008-06-01). Trash Talk posts new song. Alternative Press. Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  9. Shultz, Brian (2008-05-21). Trash Talk unveil new album info. Alternative Press. Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  10. Clark, Alistair (2010-11-22). Trash Talk. Crasier Frane. Retrieved on November 22, 2010.
  11. Trash Talk, The Mongoloids tour (Europe) | News. Lambgoat (2008-05-04). Retrieved on July 24, 2013.
  12. Davies, Mike (2010-05-11). BBC Radio 1 Programmes - Punk Show with Mike Davies, 11/05/2010. BBC Radio. Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  13. Hassle Records. Retrieved on July 24, 2013.
  14. Trash Talk New LP Details | Bands | News | Scene Point Blank | Music webzine | Reviews, features & news. Scene Point Blank. Retrieved on July 24, 2013.
  15. Sailer, Ben (2008-08-13). Trash Talk stream new record on Spinner. Alternative Press. Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  16. FADER, The (2010-09-30). "Premiere: The FADER Issue 70 with Yelawolf and Trash Talk". The FADER. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
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  18. TRASH TALK / ODD FUTURE - RADICALS - LIVE @ THE ROXY DECEMBER 22 2011. YouTube (2011-12-23). Retrieved on July 24, 2013.
  19. 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 on July 24, 2013.

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