New Jersey progressive rock/metal trio SO IS THE TONGUE embark on their latest self-booked bout of live performances today, kicking it off in Maryland and riffing their way south through Georgia over the next few days.
SO IS THE TONGUE are touring in support of their friend Dan Sroka, who is currently battling cancer; the band have started a fund and are donating money from their shows on this tour to the fund, to help their brother wage war on massive medical bills. Please attend one of these shows if you’re in the vicinity, or help the cause by donating a few bucks RIGHT HERE.
SO IS THE TONGUE Confirmed Tour Dates:
8/03/2012 Chapala Blue Beetle Rock Bar – Burtonsville, MD w/ Billows, Questioner, Fat Chick Meat Haul
8/04/2012 The Birdhouse – Knoxville, TN w/ Tabula Rasa, Yak Strangler
8/05/2012 The Speedshop – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Kitty Town, The Most Amazing Century of Science
8/06/2012 The Squeaky Lizard – Ocean Springs, MS
8/07/2012 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
8/08/2012 The Wormhole – Savannah, GA w/ Magic Places
SO IS THE TONGUE‘s music transcends from its convoluted jazz, folk, progressive metal, post-rock and other diversified origins into surreal and ultimately unique movements. They released their sophomore LP A Child of Divorce in January of this year via Nefarious Industries, an indie label formed by members of the band as well as several cohorts in East Of The Wall, El Drugstore, and more. The instrumental tracks for the album were recorded at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) and the vocals recorded by Chris Alfano (East of the Wall, Argonauts). In March 2012 SO IS THE TONGUE parted ways with long-time drummer Justin Thouret and went on the road with Dan Romans of the DRX. In June, Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant) put down the bass guitar to take over drum duties, and the band has since been working with bassist Jon Rosen. Helmed by guitarist/vocalist and founding member Ron Varod (Kayo Dot), the trio will continue to write and tour through the remainder of the year.
“So is the Tongue have a musical personality all their own, which makes for a great auditory experience. 9/10” – American Aftermath
“…So Is The Tongue never succumb to the trappings of overt-technicality at the expense of good songwriting.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“…the entirety of A Child of Divorce is a fantastic conceptual piece that highlights the inherent talent this 3-piece has in terms of chemistry, individual instrumental prowess and for penning interesting hooks, grooves and pieces of songs that burst out at you suddenly and ferociously. 4/5” – Music Emissions
“…if you are open to the true prog rock – the progressive kind – and you have a little patience then it will be a valuable discovery for you.” – Lords of Metal