'This is a polished Portland band with influences from around the world. Topics ranging from Oedipus to reality television are examined through eclectic songs with unusual time signatures.' -- The Oregonian 'Intelligent pop with a world music influence.' -- The Oregonian 'An odd mix of instruments results in a pleasing sound from this band.' -- The Oregonian Bug Toast plays from an original repertoire that defies specific categorization. The five-member band features Irish bouzouki, accordion, guitar, bass, percussion, violin, and vocals. The band is comprised of musicians from two families: two brothers, a father, a daughter and her husband. The age range provides a depth and variation of musical tastes and experiences. Bug Toast's influences include music from here and from other lands, such as Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Celtic cultures. Pop influences include King Crimson, Veda Hille, Frank Zappa, and The Beatles. 'Specimens' is the full-length debut CD.