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"Sad Contest" - T̶O̶N̶G̶U̶E̶

T̶O̶N̶G̶U̶E̶ (pronounced “No Tongue” - at least it’s not !!!) was one of my favorite skramz finds of 2012, even if the podcast that would’ve immortalized that statement never came to fruition (tangential note, we’re finally making that happen later this month).

The band mentioned three releases planned for spring and summer of 2013, and it seems one of these will be a summer 7” full length (how can anyone pick up the lingo when the lingo is so loosely applied?) to be released by South Cal emo/hardcore/punk/skramz zine and distro KYEO Speaks. 

The Band(camp)’s words on the release:

This track will also appear on BECAUSE Vol. 1, a compilation tape to benefit the San Francisco Asian Women’s Shelter along side other bay area artists Wild Moth, Grass Widow, No Babies, and more.

KYEO Speaks’ words: 

a sample of the No Tongue 7” record coming this summer… this is the worst song on the release, it’s that good.

My words:

It’s a good song, can’t wait to hear the rest.

My eloquence was beaten out of me by exam week. / / / was a good, promising four-song release, but I’m definitely looking for a step up with the new material, or at least something different. I’m hoping for something that will keep me sneaking back into that skeevy hotel room for more, leaving those other good-intentioned but less wildly fulfilling 2013 emo/skramz albums at home with the buzzy horror movie we were supposed to watch together.

Prognostications and preferences aside, I enjoy this song. I like what they’re doing with the guitars: a little laid back, but it’s quite pleasing to my ears with how it goes down smoothly. 

- Tyler Hanan

The Russian Man - Tongue

[Edited] It took me far too long to brush the digital dust off this one and give it a listen. /  /  / (just go with it) from Tongue (pronounced “No Tongue”) has been waiting on my computer for a while, and I’m kicking myself for not listening to this sooner. Picking a song was hard - ultimately, the shortest one was settled upon, with it’s delicately evocative guitar intro that inevitably gets a bit more frantic. Go to the bandcamp and download this 4-song release, for your own sake [link].

- Tyler Hanan