ACID TONGUE PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “IF I REALLY LOVED HER” AT ALL THINGS GO
ANNOUNCE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH BABIES TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 13 ON FREAKOUT RECORDS
Acid Tongue have released the first single from their forthcoming full-length,Babies. All Things Go premiered “If I Really Loved Her,” saying “Blending watery strings and vocals that listen like readings from a journal, the band demonstrate both instrumental prowess and respect for their musical heritage as the sons of psychedelic forebears. Catchy to the core, ‘If I Really Loved Her’ is the perfect cut from the dreamlike, almost sci-fi masterpiece and is marked in bold for us this week.”
The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Seattle project blends fuzzing garage with buzzing psychedelia to create irresistible indie rock. Lyrically, Acid Tongue confront the overwhelming senselessness, resulting confusion and more recently realized doom associated with an “American condition.” Acid Tongue will release their debut album Babies on October 13 via Freakout Records.
Guy Keltner, songwriter and frontman for Acid Tongue, said of the song, ““I wrote ‘If I Really Loved Her’ in one sitting, on a patio in the woods outside of Spokane, WA. I was in the process of uprooting my life in Seattle and moving to Brooklyn. I lost my job, I lost a lot of my friends, and I was flat broke. I’m still flat broke. But I was with someone who believed in what I was doing and stuck it out with me during a really difficult period of my life. This song is a love note to that kind of loyalty. We don’t choose who we love, but we do choose who we stick with when things get rough.”
Acid Tongue have released two EPs up to this point, the second of which charted on CMJ’s Top 100 and earned critical enthusiasm. The band will kick off tour with a string of East Coast dates, before heading to Europe. They’ll return to the US in November, to play festivals such as Off Beat in Reno and Freakout in Seattle. Dates are listed below. More to be announced.
“find the sweet spot between psych-rock and garage, and ride that wave as far as they can take it … a smooth journey that sometimes dips into heaviness, indicating that Acid Tongue could pull off being a doom band if they wanted to take it there.” – CLRVYNT
“Sweltering and hazy-as-hell, Acid Tongue’s scorched indie-pop sounds plucked straight from a desert’s watering hole.” – DIY Mag
“Woozy but never falling down, ‘Beautiful Disaster’ sounds like an escape but is eager to stick around. Luckily the hypnotic hooks (which would make The Cribs proud) aren’t going to be leaving your head anytime soon.” – DORK
8/28 – Boston, MA – Zuzu Bar
9/1 – New York, NY – Berlin
9/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
9/19 – Brooklyn, NY – The Gateway (Euro Tour Kickoff)
9/27 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
9/28 – Hull, UK – ADELPHI
9/29 – London, UK – The Shackwell Arms
9/30 – Portsmouth, UK – The Birdcage
10/1 – Cambridge, UK – Blue Moon
10/2 – Bruxelles, BE – Le Chaff
10/3 – Mannheim, DE – Kurzbar
10/7 – Biarritz, FR – Savsage Festival
10/10 – San Sebastian, ES – DabaDaba
10/12 – Lisbon, PT – Damas
10/13 – Porto, PT – Mas Habitos (Babies LP Release Party)
10/14 – Sevilla, ES – Sala X
10/16 – Toulouse, FR – La Cave a Rock
10/17 – Imperia, IT – Arci Camalli
10/18 – Firenze, IT – Annibale Night @ NOF
10/19 – Roma, IT – Fanfulla 5/A
10/20 – Perugia, IT – T-Trane
11/3 – Reno, NV – Off Beat Festival
11/4 – Reno, NV – Off Beat Festival (2nd Chance)
11/17 – Seattle, WA – Freakout Festival
11/18 – Seattle, WA – Freakout Festival
- Intro (Completely Useless)
- Humpty Dumpty
- If I Really Loved Her
- Accidental Drug Use
- Something In The Water
- Friend Like You
- Talking In Your Sleep
- Whatever Happened
- Maybe Tomorrow
- Why Can’t You Just Lie To Me
Acid Tongue is an American-bred garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk and psychedelic rock. The band is composed of Guy Keltner & Ian Cunningham – perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques.
After years of extensive traveling throughout the United States, as well as some experimental therapy in a Mexican yurt, the boys have united to produce their take on the music of their parents’ generation. Incorporating imagery of the afterlife, dream-states and drifter-culture, Acid Tongue seeks to enlighten listeners to their swingin’, contemplative lifestyle.
Recorded in Seattle and Portland during the tumultuous 2016 election, Acid Tongue’s debut LP, aptly named Babies, is a soulful, stoney, heartfelt approach to modern psychedelia. Engineered and produced by Battleme’s Matt Drenik (Charlie Hilton, Battleme), the album provides a glimpse of blue-collar American soul warped by a crumbling American democracy and a rose-colored look back at 90s pop culture.
Deeply influenced by Southern R&B, Motown, folk and doo-wop, frontman Guy Keltner’s current incarnation as Acid Tongue is an ode to a life spent on the road and a head stuck in the clouds. Equal parts Lou Reed, The Growlers, Brian Wilson and Mac DeMarco, the sound is a dark reflection on childhood romance, confusion, Satanism and suicidal thoughts familiar to anyone suffering from the American condition.