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ACID TONGUE
with Coco Verde

Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 8:30 PM

Free ($7 Suggested Donation)
Free RSVP

Songbyrd Presents 

Friday September 13, 2019

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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 & Portland during the tumultuous 2016 election, Acid Tongue’s debut album, aptly named BABIES, is a soulful, stoney, heartfelt approach to modern psychedelia. Engineered and produced by Battleme’s MATT DRENIK (Charlie Hilton, Danny Dodge), 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, the current incarnation of 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 & MAC DEMARCO, the sound is a dark reflection on childhood romance, confusion, Satanism and suicidal thoughts familiar to anyone suffering from the American condition.

 

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Coco Verde is the Brooklyn based indie rock band fronted and formed by New York via Detroit musician, Julian Anderson. Along with keyboardist and vocalist Koko Williams, and guitarists Jonathan Sacca and Ryan Laetari, Anderson is behind the musical composition and lyrics found on the band's nostalgic love songwriting. Their debut EP, "Marathon" was recorded/engineered by Daniel Schlett and Garret De Block at Strange Weather Studio, mixed by Kevin McMahon at Marcata Recordings and is out September 14th via Never Better.