GARAGE/PSYCH OUTFIT ACID TONGUE SHARES NEW SINGLE
“GET FREE” VIA PUNK NEWS, OUT TODAY FROM FREAKOUT RECORDS
RIYL: Meatbodies, Fidlar, Wand, The Babies, Together Pangea, L.A. Witch,
Strange Boys, Jesus and Mary Chain, Black Angels, The Orwells
Acid Tongue has previously been featured at Clrvynt, DIY, Dork, The Stranger, Punktastic and more.
Acid Tongue’s Guy Keltner. Photo by Stephanie Severance, illustration by Ham Bam.
“Like King Gizzard on a whole bunch of Ritalin. There’s a wooziness to Acid Tongue’s psych oddity that quells the madness.” – DIY
“Acid Tongue find the sweet spot between psych rock and garage, and ride that wave as far as they can take it.” – Clrvynt
“Amazing fuzz rock certain to catch the ear of any fan of Ty Segall or John Dwyer’s lo-fi garage projects.” – Do206
“Joyous, sun-drenched … hypnotic hooks that would make The Cribs proud.” – Dork
“Gently twisted psych rock.” – The Stranger
June 2, 2017 – Garage/psych band Acid Tongue have shared their new song “Get Free” at PunkNews, who wrote of the song, “LSD-drenched … walks the line between Roky Erickson and Pink Floyd.” The band’s new single “Get Free” b/w “Careless” is out today, June 2, via Freakout Records. The band was also covered recently at Clrvynt, Punktastic, DIY & more.
Acid Tongue is the fuzz-pop brainchild of Seattle’s Guy Keltner (formerly of stoner-rock outfit Fox and the Law) & Ian Cunningham—perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques. Blending elements of AM-radio soul, vintage psychedelia, folk and slacker rock, the band has developed an avid cult following throughout the U.S. and U.K.
After years of extensive traveling in the United States, as well as some experimental therapy in a Mexican yurt, the band has united to produce their own 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.
In addition to Keltner’s lyrical ode to all those suffering from the American condition, the band incorporates a brand of dripping visuals (drawn by street artist friend HAM BAM) that pay homage to Southern California skate culture, Left Wing political activism and ’90s Nickelodeon television. Together, the stark imagery and aesthetic has helped the band maintain a lasting impression both online and at their raucous, blown-out live shows.
Enlisting an ever-rotating cast of musicians, Acid Tongue released two well received EPs, I Died Dreaming and Beautiful Disaster, in 2016. Their latest release, the single “Get Free” b/w “Careless” is a commentary on the merits of remaining optimistic in this dark political climate. Recorded as a one-off during sessions for the band’s forthcoming LP Babies, Get Free, it’s an attempt to make sense of the mania, hatred, and utter confusion that permeates every aspect of the modern American condition.