We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

by New Tongues

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    "A heavy album from Columbia, MO. New Tongues' latest release, 'We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For', brings on lots of reverb, rock, and lots of instrumental parts - making it to just shy of the 40-minute benchmark. The three-piece has been playing for over a year, composed of musicians; Justin Nardy, (bass and vocals,) Mike Quinn (drums,) and Shane Johnson (guitar, vocals.) New Tongues pulls at the minimalist approach to making their compositions with many dynamic musical strains. They're interests in heavier rock, the band lays a lot of weight on the downbeats and not afraid to let a clean, whole note ring. The group has knack for pulling off steady, tight jams while still largely maintaining a loud, louder, and a very, very louder sound. Come check out the forms of more progressive, louder, noisier sounds of what stoner rock has had to offer. It's New Tongues' 'We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For.'"
    -Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2013

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"Perhaps the finest trick New Tongues have in their repertoire is their weird ability to be instantly evocative of several rock bands without ever sounding much like anyone. Sure, they lift a couple of riffs from Black Sabbath here and there but which heavy band worth their salt doesn’t? There’s a tasteful amount of reverb but it’s not really stoner or psychedelia, though there are little hints of both around the edges. There’s certainly an appreciation for the work of John Reis and Rick Froberg’s collaborations in bands such as Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes, though it’s significantly less busy than anything the San Diegan legends have committed to tape. Some of the dynamics are a touch reminiscent of long forgotten fellow Missourians Shiner, plus a nod or three to Chicago miscreants The Jesus Lizard. It’s such a hodgepodge of influences that for the most part the group defies easy categorisation. Most of their songs sound as though they are primarily constructed out of steel girders but there’s also a sly wink thrown in for good measures"

-Pocket Jury

Recorded by Daniel Ruder, Mastered by Carl Saff
Photos by Tony Irons

credits

released 01 March 2013

J. Nardy- Vocals, Bass, Micro Korg
S. Johnson- Vocals, Guitar, Piano
M. Quinn- Drums

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Track Name: Bloomberg Plows
It'll take an army
to clear your streets
you've got in spades
million dollar sheets

Don't cramp the style
They'll head up the coast
Don't tax Don't smile
Sort the bodies, call in the hearse

Let's all hail the chief, let's all hail the thief, let's all hail the chief.

Diamond sashemi, Laced with sweat
Send the word call in the plows
Blame yourself

The Halls of Tammany
are paved in platinum
deliberate and dumb
Go tell it to a mountain

Let's all hail the chief, let's all hail the thief, let's all hail the chief.
Track Name: Old Mouths
Trapped in this chair
I knew that you'd say that
Trapped in this chair
I knew you'd come clean

Knew I had it coming
I lent you an ear
You've told me too much
Feels like next year

I heard it all before
Heard you loud and clear
the hands are in the gloves
another joke my dear

Old mouths
They never come clean