LIXX: A new beginning
On June 1, Tony Levine shocked the world by announcing his return to music, forming the new bark-rock supergroup LIXX.
It had been 3 years since Levine’s previous group, seminal psychedelic dog-rockers “The Dogs” collapsed amidst a sea of bitches, soiled carpets, snausage addictions, and creative differences, and the public seemed unsure of the motives behind this rock comeback.
Levine says started one day, when he awoke from a dog-biscuit induced haze and decided it was time to give back to a world that had been so good to him. On the advice of his controversial guru, the Dali LLapso, Levine joined The Good Dog Foundation, a paws-on program where Levine and other canine volunteers serve as therapy dogs.
He threw himself snout first into the program, and it was through his work as a therapy dog that the foundation of LIXX was laid.
“Therapy dogs are givers,” Levine said. “We are out there making the world a better place by visiting hospitals and comforting senior citizens. We have a passion for this kind of thing. I started to think, can’t I do more good for this world by rocking out? Isn’t it selfish for me to keep this kind of raw talent to myself when the world desperately needs the kind of honest, soul-churning, bone-rattling rock that only a precious few can deliver?”
The band is currently recording their first release, Lucid Treat, at The Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn, NY under the TORU label.
Levine granted us a unique and exclusive view of LIXX at work in the studio, allowing us unprecedented insight into the creation of Lucid Treat.