Acid Tongue have released the first single from their forthcoming full-length, Babies. All Things Go premiered "If I Really Loved Her," saying, "Catchy to the core, 'If I Really Loved Her' is the perfect cut from the dreamlike, almost sci-fi masterpiece."
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.
"[Acid Tongue] 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