The second LP from New Jersey-based experimental rock outfit SO IS THE TONGUE, entitled A Child of Divorce, will be released via their own indie imprint Nefarious Industries this Tuesday, January 17th. Today BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the entire album, as the band’s East Coast tour kicks off in Philadelphia this evening in support of the release.
Stream A Child of Divorce in its entirety now at this location.
SO IS THE TONGUE January Tour:
1/13/2012 The Bikery – Philadelphia, PA w/ A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Gun Muffs
1/14/2012 Sound Station – Westfield, NJ [matinee show] w/ El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX
1/14/2012 The Loft – New Brunswick, NJ [night show] w/ A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, more TBA
1/15/2012 house show – Warwick, NY w/ Dead Channels, Tiger Flowers, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Pigeon
1/16/2012 – Lit Lounge – New York, NY w/ Lazyblood (Iceland), So Hideous… My Love
Bearing seven tracks containing over forty-three minutes of material, A Child Of Divorce was executed utilizing the talents of some of SO IS THE TONGUE‘s close friends and associates; the instrumental tracks recorded at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the vocals recorded by Chris Alfano (East of the Wall) and the artwork completed by Nick Shellenberger (Cleric). The album is available on 180-gram LP format — limited to 300 copies — and deluxe digital download on January 17th, 2012, via Nefarious Industries, a tight-knit indie label recently formed by several friends who perform in SO IS THE TONGUE, East Of The Wall, El Drugstore and more.
SO IS THE TONGUE‘s emotional rock transcends from its convoluted jazz, folk, progressive metal, post-rock and other diversified origins into surreal and ultimately unique movements. Melodic vocals build into enraged outbursts, clean and distorted guitar riffs and rolling bass scales toil with blistering drumrolls, all converging into diverse and beautiful infectious flows, drawing the listener in like an engulfing sinkhole disguised as a tranquil footpath.