2013 was a watershed year for the Hickoids. The band released their long promised long-player "Hairy Chafin' Ape Suit", toured Europe for the first time in the band's history, hosted the fourth annual edition of their four night floating club mini-fest The Austin Corn Lover's Fiesta to packed houses with guests that included the Old 97's and David Yow and generally continued to build on  their rep as an important and interesting part of the Texas music scene with a sound that incorporates punk, garage, country and Tex Mex.

As the band enters 2014 with the 30th anniversary of their first publiciized show looming they are  keeping this upward trajectory on track with a pending induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and another longer European tour slated for June.