There are new things in store for COMO’s own New Tongues. Featuring the Collective’s own Shane Johnson, New Tongues is a relatively new band of veteran rockers scorching the Middle-Missouri landscape with… Well, let me quote their promotional materials for an accurate account:
New Tongues are from Columbia Missouri, United States of America. Their debut record is called We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For. They have been a band for a little over a year.
We Are… consists of 8 songs, clocking in at 40 minutes and was recorded after playing only 4 live shows. It was recorded with Daniel Ruder (Jack Buck, etc.) at Webster University in St. Louis and was mastered at Saff Mastering. The album will be available in both vinyl and digital formats and is scheduled for a release date of March 23, 2013.
Drenched in reverb, propulsive rhythms, and a 90′s midwestern aesthetic, New Tongues pays homage to their noise and post-hardcore ancestors.
New Tongues are Justin Nardy (Bass, Vocals, etc.), Mike Quinn (Drums), and Shane Johnson (Guitar, Vocals, etc.)
I bring up New Tongues album release because news has leaked that the band received a shipment of rather fetching vinyl in paper packaging, ready for that March 23rd release. Of course, if you (like me) were one of the lucky pre-order-ers, your copies will be delivered once Shane scores some gas money.
For those who can wait, March 23rd is the date for the record’s official release. Join New Tongues, Coward, and Dark Blue Dark Green at Mojo’s for what should be a loud, raucous occasion. I’ll be there, spinning records between bands, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Either way, you should find a way to support this and other local bands. Hairhole has recently announced its closing, making it harder for bands like New Tongues to practice or even store their equipment. If you haven’t yet supported local music in COMO, start now by buying We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For and coming out in March for their record release shindig.