Biography

“The epic orchestrations of this progressive three piece from central New Jersey range from swirling psychedelia to fits of heavy doom laden cacophony.” – Water Street Lounge

So is the Tongue is a progressive/experimental 3 piece from central New Jersey formed in the fall of 2005 by Ron Varod (guitar/vocals) and Justin Thouret (drums) and now includes Greg Meisenberg (bass).

Since winter of 2006 So is the Tongue have been playing clubs, bars, basements and other DIY spaces in tri-state area with such bands as Kayo Dot (with whom guitarist/vocalist Ron Varod is a part time member), Cleric, Behold…The Arctopus, Unearthly Trance, East of the Wall, Dysrhythmia, Bloody Panda, A Fucking Elephant, and the Jerry Only fronted “Misfits” to name a few.

So is the Tongue recorded their debut album Torpid & Blight over the course of a year on the top floor of a jersey shore mansion with good friend, and honorary 4th member, (Asian) Steve Ryan. The album was released in 2007 digitally and as a small CD-R pressing before it’s official release on Sound Devastation Records in 2009.

In January 2011 So is the Tongue ventured into the studio with Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) to record their follow up, a Child of Divorce. This record pushes the band in new exciting directions, and will be released in January 2012 digitally and in limited edition of 12″ vinyl.

Media

News

So is the Tongue – a Child of Divorce 12″ LP Now On Sale!

For a limited time, purchase So is the Tongue‘s epic surreal schizophrenic piece a Child of Divorce on 180-gram 12″ black vinyl for the low low price of $5.00!

a Child of Divorce

a Child of Divorce LP - 180g 12" black vinyl

LP + MP3 Download

Limited pressing of 300 on 180-gram 12″ black vinyl.
Instant Download + LP – ships immediately
*Free U.S. shipping.

2012: Looks like we’re all still here… some words from Kevin Conway

2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Nefarious Industries. Two and a half years into this moronic experiment, we’re getting the opportunity to work with a wide array of artists that are all creating incredible and diverse music. We’re proud to be able to continue to bring you guys such a variety of music that you might not have been exposed to otherwise.

Before I delve too deeply into our future plans, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the great bands that we’ve worked with in 2012. So Is The Tongue, Mount Gomery, Tovarish and arbogast all made great records, and we’re proud to have worked along side of them. If you haven’t checked their records out yet, please do so. Also, don’t forget to avail yourself to our free digital sampler here.

Constants and AxiomsNow, onto the new stuff. We’re going to kick off our year with our first ever international release! Seven Nines and Tens from Vancouver will be releasing a digital single through our label on January 1st titled Constants and Axioms/Kemptville. Seven Nines and Tens plays a particularly muscular and brainy brand of post rock that I think you will all enjoy thoroughly. You can get a taste of the single on our digital sampler. We’re happy to be spreading our auditory virus north of the border!

Seven Inches of A Fucking ElephantJanuary 22nd will mark the return of one of our flagship artists, A Fucking Elephant. We’ll be releasing their amazing new 7″, Seven Inches of A Fucking Elephant. Most of you who follow our collective exploits are familiar with this band’s mindfuckery, and I can assure you that this release is a wonderful extension of that. The EP 7″ will be available in limited quantities of yellow and black vinyl, accompanied by stunning artwork from the warped mind of Eric Nyffeler (doe-eyed.com). Pre-Order now to be entered into the raffle for a chance to win a test pressing of this slick 45. The band will be hitting the road hard in January. Check out their tour dates here.

We’ll be spending most of the spring on 2 awesome vinyl releases. The first will be Farmer’s Almanac by East of the Wall. This one holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first record I ever played on, and I have been waiting to have this on vinyl for quite a few years. We don’t have an exact release date for this one yet, but it will be out in time for the band’s spring tour.

Next up will be Goes To Purgatory by Jar’d Loose. If you’re not already familiar, this awesome Chicago band plays a grimy, Am-Rep sort of nastiness that will get your head banging. We’re happy to be releasing Goes To Purgatory on vinyl. Make sure to check them out on tour next month. Dates can be found here.

My band, El Drugstore, will FINALLY release our debut full-length, Plague Ship, this spring. Needless to say, I’m very proud of the songs on this record and I can’t wait for you all to hear them. More release details are forthcoming. In the meantime, check out a demo of the track “Fascinating Underpants” here.

All of the nuttiness that I outlined above is just the beginning of our year. We’ll be releasing a new record from Pigeon (facebook.com/pigeonny) at some point early in 2013. We’ll be making some forays into improvised acoustic world music, as well as free jazz. One of my goals for this label from day one has been to expose whatever followers we have to a ton of music of all styles that they likely wouldn’t have heard otherwise. 2013 is a big step towards achieving that goal.

A big thank you is in order to everyone who has bought a record from one of our bands, or even just came to a show or helped spread the word. Onwards and upwards.

-Kevin

, , , , , , ,

arbogast: Unhinged Chicago Trio’s Debut To See Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

arbogast

Chicago’s metallic progmangling trio arbogast will release their debut album, the simply titled but intricately envisioned and executed I, on December 4th. I will be set loose by arbogast’s cohorts at New Jersey-based Nefarious Industries, founded by and home to El Drugstore (members of East of the Wall), A Fucking Elephant, and So is the Tongue (members of Kayo Dot).

arbogast’s boisterous debut tackles a theme on the minds of many: the declining morals of a country where the middle class is being overthrown by the greed of the privileged. The eleven songs harnessed on I were recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Studios in Pilsen and mastered by Matt DeWine (Where the Moon Came From) at Ukrainian Village’s Pieholden Suite Sound, founded by the late Jay Bennett (Wilco).

arbogast have posted two tracks from I, streaming now at their Bandcamp page.

Since their first appearance in February 2009, arbogast has shared the stage with scores of acclaimed ensembles including Bison BC, Gates of Slumber, Across Tundras, Goes Cube, and Tidal Arms. As evidenced in previous releases — a self-titled EP from 2009, a split 7” with New Jersey’s A Fucking Elephant from 2010, and a demo from 2011 — arbogast’s influences encompass everything that is heavy, blending metal, thrash, hardcore, sludge and even old-school punk into an aggressively progressive haze that never veers too far into the pretentious.

Matching arbogast’s trademark heavy sound with a heavy theme, dead birds litter a desolate landscape on the cover of I, designed by Aaron Block (Shifting Totem), whose work has also been commissioned by legendary bands Suicidal Tendencies and DRI. Vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheid lays the foundation with the first notes of the album — an eerie Hammond organ that crescendos seamlessly toward the first track, ‘final throes.’ Vocalist/bassist Aaron Roemig further establishes the tone with the first verse: “War’s been waged, a barrage of greed, ensures divisions strengthening.” Similarly disillusioned lyrics are the mainstay of this recording. The undercurrent of arbogast’s sound, drummer Mike Rataj’s patented blend of ambidextrous chops, jazzy finesse and thunderous hardcore fury drive the album start to finish.

With live shows constantly being booked through their native Chicago and beyond, the band will take to the road early in 2013 and throughout the rest of next year in support of I. Stay tuned for constantly-developing details as more live attacks are plotted and announced.

arbogast live:
11/29/2012 Quencher’s Saloon – Chicago, IL w/ Rollo Tomasi, Cokegoat

I

arbogastmusic.com
arbogast.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/arbogastchicago

Music, Tours / Shows / Events , , ,

A FUCKING INTERVIEW: Greg Meisenberg of A Fucking Elephant Talks Diddly-Diddly-Doos and Shrimp

Lane Oliver interviews Greg Meisenberg for Godless Noise:

Math rock is one of those genres that totally changed my views on musical structure and songwriting. Bands like Hella, Don Caballero and Battles take conventional songwriting and beat, torture and rearrange it into something completely different than your standard trite metal band. Complex and atypical rhythmic patterns, odd time signatures and angular riffs and melodies are a few characteristics that make math rock and its counterparts such an intriguing listen. One rarely known band in mind that fits the category of math rock is the insane duo of A Fucking Elephant. They have been known to take the characteristics mentioned above and completely bastardize them into something whacked out and exciting. I recently caught up with drummer and vocalist Greg Meisenberg to talk about his involvement in A Fucking Elephant, their eccentric writing process and shrimp.

Head over to Godless Noise Zine to read the entire interview.

Interviews ,

SO IS THE TONGUE’s August Tour Underway Today – Earsplit Compound

So is the Tongue @ AcheronNew Jersey progressive rock/metal trio SO IS THE TONGUE embark on their latest self-booked bout of live performances today, kicking it off in Maryland and riffing their way south through Georgia over the next few days.

SO IS THE TONGUE are touring in support of their friend Dan Sroka, who is currently battling cancer; the band have started a fund and are donating money from their shows on this tour to the fund, to help their brother wage war on massive medical bills. Please attend one of these shows if you’re in the vicinity, or help the cause by donating a few bucks RIGHT HERE.

SO IS THE TONGUE Confirmed Tour Dates:
8/03/2012 Chapala Blue Beetle Rock Bar – Burtonsville, MD w/ Billows, Questioner, Fat Chick Meat Haul
8/04/2012 The Birdhouse – Knoxville, TN w/ Tabula Rasa, Yak Strangler
8/05/2012 The Speedshop – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Kitty Town, The Most Amazing Century of Science
8/06/2012 The Squeaky Lizard – Ocean Springs, MS
8/07/2012 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
8/08/2012 The Wormhole – Savannah, GA w/ Magic Places

SO IS THE TONGUE’s music transcends from its convoluted jazz, folk, progressive metal, post-rock and other diversified origins into surreal and ultimately unique movements. They released their sophomore LP a Child of Divorce in January of this year via Nefarious Industries, an indie label formed by members of the band as well as several cohorts in East Of The Wall, El Drugstore, and more. The instrumental tracks for the album were recorded at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) and the vocals recorded by Chris Alfano (East of the Wall, Argonauts). In March 2012 SO IS THE TONGUE parted ways with long-time drummer Justin Thouret and went on the road with Dan Romans of the DRX. In June, Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant) put down the bass guitar to take over drum duties, and the band has since been working with bassist Jon Rosen. Helmed by guitarist/vocalist and founding member Ron Varod (Kayo Dot), the trio will continue to write and tour through the remainder of the year.

To cover any of the pending shows or for any other SO IS THE TONGUE press inquiries, worldwide contact Earsplit PR.

So is the Tongue have a musical personality all their own, which makes for a great auditory experience. 9/10″ – American Aftermath

“…So Is The Tongue never succumb to the trappings of overt-technicality at the expense of good songwriting.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“…the entirety of a Child of Divorce is a fantastic conceptual piece that highlights the inherent talent this 3-piece has in terms of chemistry, individual instrumental prowess and for penning interesting hooks, grooves and pieces of songs that burst out at you suddenly and ferociously. 4/5″ – Music Emissions

“…if you are open to the true prog rock – the progressive kind – and you have a little patience then it will be a valuable discovery for you.” – Lords of Metal

a Child of Divorce

a Child of Divorce

Tours / Shows / Events , ,

SO IS THE TONGUE: New Jersey Prog Unit Confirms August Tour – Earsplit Compound

So is the Tongue @ AcheronFollowing several spurts of regional touring earlier in the year, New Jersey-based prog trio SO IS THE TONGUE have announced their next wave of D.I.Y. touring. While the band are still hammering down several more shows on the second half of the routing, they have confirmed the first week of performances as they prepare to take on the southern U.S. The confirmed itinerary at press time is listed below and will be updated in the coming days.

Besides simply a tour for the band to perform their music for humans, the trek has a deeper purpose: Dan Sroka, a close friend of the band, is currently fighting off the vile thing called cancer, and SO IS THE TONGUE have started a fund to help defer some of his hefty medical bills, where a portion of their tour proceeds will be sent. So if you reside anywhere in the vicinity of any of these shows, please come out and support the cause. And even if you’re nowhere nearby, donations to the fund can be made RIGHT HERE.

SO IS THE TONGUE’s music transcends from its convoluted jazz, folk, progressive metal, post-rock and other diversified origins into surreal and ultimately unique movements. They released their sophomore LP a Child of Divorce in January of this year via Nefarious Industries, an indie label formed by members of the band as well as several cohorts in East Of The Wall, El Drugstore, and more. The instrumental tracks for the album were recorded at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) and the vocals recorded by Chris Alfano (East of the Wall, Argonauts).

In March 2012 SO IS THE TONGUE parted ways with long-time drummer Justin Thouret and went on the road with Dan Romans of the DRX. In June, Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant) put down the bass guitar to take over drum duties, and the band has since been working with bassist Jon Rosen. Helmed by guitarist/vocalist and founding member Ron Varod (Kayo Dot), the trio will continue to write and tour through the remainder of the year.

SO IS THE TONGUE Confirmed Tour Dates:
8/03/2012 Chapala Blue Beetle Rock Bar – Burtonsville, MD w/ Billows, Questioner, Fat Chick Meat Haul
8/04/2012 The Birdhouse – Knoxville, TN w/ Tabula Rasa, more TBA
8/05/2012 TBA – AL
8/06/2012 The Squeaky Lizard – Ocean Springs, MS
8/07/2012 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
8/08/2012 The Wormhole – Savannah, GA w/ Magic Places

Stay tuned for the final/complete tour routing to be announced in the days ahead. To cover any of the pending shows or for any other SO IS THE TONGUE press inquiries, worldwide contact Earsplit PR.

So is the Tongue have a musical personality all their own, which makes for a great auditory experience. 9/10″ – American Aftermath

“…So Is The Tongue never succumb to the trappings of overt-technicality at the expense of good songwriting.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“…the entirety of a Child of Divorce is a fantastic conceptual piece that highlights the inherent talent this 3-piece has in terms of chemistry, individual instrumental prowess and for penning interesting hooks, grooves and pieces of songs that burst out at you suddenly and ferociously. 4/5″ – Music Emissions

“…if you are open to the true prog rock – the progressive kind – and you have a little patience then it will be a valuable discovery for you.” – Lords of Metal

a Child of Divorce

a Child of Divorce

Tours / Shows / Events , ,

Sea of Tranquility reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

“The melodies presented are fantastic but when the band steps outside the box they go all out to impress, offering starkness that is beguiling and slightly discordant, with more twists and turns than a rattle snake.” – Sea of Tranquility

Reviews

A Fucking Elephant feat. Ron Varod @ Paradise Lost, New Bruns

Footage from A Fucking Elephant‘s June 15th appearance at Paradise Lost in New Brunswick, NJ, featuring Ron Varod (So is the Tongue) on vocals/hardcore speeches. Check out the whole set below, including the first performance of A Bunch of Good Looking Roundeyes. A Fucking Elephant will be in the studio this summer with Colin Marston (Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Krallice) to record an EP that is schedule be released in January 2013 and will include the two new songs from the below performance.

Filmed by Roman Meisenberg – silenceproductions.net

Emulsion Rash Effect

Furious E.

A Bunch of Good Looking Roundeyes

Football With Ukrainians

I’m Addicted to Drugs and Sex and I Want You To Choke Me

Just the Tip

,

So is the Tongue performing with a new lineup this Friday

Live at Seven Days Friday June 29th 2012 - Sydbarret, So is the Tongue, Dystrophy, Ex-Breathers, Quiet Clouds, NJ Fun Squad

8:00pm – 910 Union Ave, Union Beach, New Jersey 07735

Tours / Shows / Events

Collective Zine reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

“It’s smart, dexterous and seems deadly earnest in its over-emoting, a Child Of Divorce ultimately comes across like some weird musical hodgepodge that references Faraquet, Toiling Midgets, Converge, Sense Field and a decidedly less crushing Bloodiest.” – Collective Zine

Reviews

A Fucking Elephant, So is the Tongue announce June shows

A Fucking Elephant has announced two local shows, their last before a 6 month hiatus during which time the duo will be writing and recording new material, and preparing a short winter tour. The band will be road-testing some new tunes at the below NY/NJ performances, so don’t miss out!

Friday June 15 @ 7:30pm
House show, New Brunswick, NJ (email info@nefariousindustries.com for address)
w/ Captive, Female Demand (TX) (info)

Thursday June 21 @ 8:00pm
Don Pedro’s, Brooklyn, NY
w/ Bangladeafy!, MNWA, Gung (info)

So is the Tongue just announced another member shuffle, with Greg Meisenberg moving over to the drums and relinquishing bass duties to Jon Rosen. Check out this new lineup at the below dates.

Saturday June 23 @ 8:00pm
The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY
w/ Water Temples, The Proselyte, Flyingsnakes, So Hideous (info)

Friday June 29 @ 8:00pm
Seven Days Bar, Union Beach, NJ
w/ Sydbarret, Ex-Breathers, Quiet Clouds (info)

Tours / Shows / Events ,

Sound Station Compilation Vol. 1

Contribute to a good cause and check out this awesome compilation from Sound Station, featuring Nefarious Industries artists including El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, and So is the Tongue. More info here.

, , ,

So is the Tongue announce northeast tour dates

So is the Tongue have announced a handful of northeast dates, including two epic shows with Dyshrythmia, Cleric, and Torrential Downpour. Dan Romans of the DRX will be taking over drum duties for this outing. The band will be playing selections from their latest release a Child of Divorce, as well as a couple of gems from the debut album Torpid & Blight – if you’re unfamiliar, take a listen at soisthetongue.net. The tour kicks off this Thursday at The Space in Hamden, CT. Full details below:

Thu Mar 15 @ The Space, Hamden, CT
w/ Victor Villareal, Ferocious Fucking Teeth, Sea of Bones
6pm $10 All Ages

Fri Mar 16 @ Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, NY
7pm All Ages

Sat Mar 17 @ AS220, Providence, RI
w/ Tovarish, Thrillhouse, Villanier
9pm $6 All Ages

Sun Mar 18 @ The Space at GreenStar, Ithaca, NY
Presented by Ithaca Underground w/ Bangladeafy, BRIAN!
8pm $5 All Ages

Mon Mar 19 @ Monkey House, Winooski, VT
w/ Boatman’s Lament, Boil the Whore
9pm $5 18+

Tue Mar 20 @ O’Brien’s Pub, Allston, MA
w/ Ehnahre, Organ Trio
8pm $7 21+

Thu Mar 22 @ Matthew’s, Portland, ME
w/ Huak, Vanishing Act
9pm $3

Fri Mar 23 @ The Loft, New Brunswick, NJ (120 Sandford St.)
w/ Dysrhythmia, Cleric, Torrential Downpour
6pm $8 All Ages

Sat Mar 24 @ The Level Room, Philadelphia, PA
w/ Dysrhythmia, Cleric, Torrential Downpour
8pm $8 21+

Tours / Shows / Events ,

Lords of Metal interviews So is the Tongue

Jasper of the Netherlands based e-zine Lords of Metal interviews Ron Varod:

So is the Tongue brought the true prog rock last month with their A Child Of Divorce album. The band conjures the spirit of King Crimson and Porcupine Tree while at the same time maintaining a strong characteristic sound of their own. The album was released by the co-owned Nefarious Records label, so obviously keeping things under control is high on this band’s priority’s list. Guitarist and vocalist Ron Varod gives us the tour.

Visit Lords of Metal to read the entire interview.

Interviews

The DRX hits the road this weekend

The DRX will be playing 3 shows this weekend, in New Brunswick, Warwick, and Brooklyn. This time around the lineup will feature Ron Varod of So is the Tongue and Kayo Dot on guitar, as well as Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant, So is the Tongue) on bass, and Marie Kim (Bad News Bears) on cello and keys. Details below.

Fri 2/24 @ The Zoo, New Brunswick, NJ [link]
Planned Parenthood benefit show w/ In Musth, Old Wounds, Ugly Parts

Sat 2/25 @ Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, NY [link]
w/ Pigeon, Waldo, headcAke

Sun 2/26 @ The Charleston, Brooklyn, NY [link]
w/ Pigeon, Radiation Blackbody, My Mountain

Tours / Shows / Events , ,

Sweet Bread Productions reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

“As would be expected from a band that cites both Khanate and Jeff Buckley as influences, making direct comparisons to the sound So is the Tongue arrives at is not an easy task.” – Sweet Bread Productions

Reviews

Lords of Metal reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

So Is The Tongue is stubborn and they don’t give a flying fart about the written laws of prog rock. […] The ultimate compliment for a band like this is that their sound does not exist. Yet.” – Lords of Metal

Reviews

Music Emissions reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

A Child of Divorce is a fantastic conceptual piece that highlights the inherent talent this 3-piece has in terms of chemistry, individual instrumental prowess and for penning interesting hooks, grooves and pieces of songs that burst out at you suddenly and ferociously.” – Music Emissions

Reviews

So is the Tongue – Live at Lit Lounge 01/16/12

So is the Tongue performs songs off their new album, a Child of Divorce, released this week and available in our store on 180g 12″ black vinyl. Live footage courtesy of Roman Meisenberg.

Either Way


People Don’t Forget


You’re Nobody

Alternative Matter reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

“Discarding all compositional boundaries, this experimental/progressive three piece band from New Jersey has undeniably emerged out of the woodwork with something different.” – Alternative Matter

Reviews

‘a Child of Divorce’ – Out Now!

So is the Tongue‘s new record a Child of Divorce is now available on 180g 12″ black vinyl and ships immediately.

a Child of Divorce

a Child of Divorce LP - 180g 12" black vinyl

LP + MP3 Download

Limited pressing of 300 on 180-gram 12″ black vinyl.
Instant Download + LP – ships immediately
*price includes shipping costs

 

MP3 Download

Instant Download

$4.99 or more

$
Music

SO IS THE TONGUE: Sophomore LP Streaming At BrooklynVegan

So Is The Tongue never succumb to the trappings of overt-technicality at the expense of good songwriting.”

Stream a Child of Divorce in its entirety now at BrooklynVegan.

Music, Reviews

New So is the Tongue album + upcoming shows

Next week sees the release of So is the Tongue‘s new album, a Child of Divorce, limited to a pressing of 300 records on 180-gram 12″ black vinyl. Pre-orders ship immediately, include an instant download + rare bonus track, and are available at our store.

Curious what Nefarious Industries is all about? Don’t miss the string of epic shows coming up this weekend, showcasing all the noise we have to offer in all it’s nefarious glory:

Fri 1/13/2012 @ The Bikery – Philadelphia, PA
So is the Tongue, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Gun Muffs, +HIRS+
»more info

Sat 1/14/2012 @ Sound Station – Westfield, NJ [matinee show]
Nefarious Industries showcase featuring So is the Tongue, El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX
»more info

Sat 1/14/2012 @ The Loft – New Brunswick, NJ [night show]
So is the Tongue, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Lady in the Radiator
»more info

Sun 1/15/2012 house show – Warwick, NY
Dead Channels, Tiger Flowers, So is the Tongue, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Pigeon

Mon 1/16/2012 @ Lit Lounge – New York, NY
Lazyblood (Iceland), So is the Tongue, So Hideous… My Love
»more info

Tours / Shows / Events , , ,

Exclusive interview with So is the Tongue’s Ron Varod

Lane Oliver of American Aftermath interviews Ron Varod:

Their upcoming LP, a Child of Divorce (out January 17th) really blew me away. So is the Tongue’s unique musical formula provides for an equally unique listening experience. I recently caught up with vocalist and guitarist, Ron Varod, to ask him a few questions regarding the new album, his involvement in Kayo Dot, and weird haircuts.

Visit American Aftermath to read the entire interview.

Interviews

American Aftermath reviews ‘a Child of Divorce’

“All in all, this is probably the first great record of 2012. If you’re looking for a unique sounding record then look no further. It’s mostly a melodic record but when they decide to bust out the heaviness, they go all out.” – American Aftermath

Reviews

SO IS THE TONGUE: New Track And Album Details Available – Earsplit Compound

So is the Tongue

Bearing seven tracks containing over forty-three minutes of material, a Child Of Divorce was executed utilizing the talents of some of SO IS THE TONGUE’s close friends and associates; the instrumental tracks recorded at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the vocals recorded by Chris Alfano (East of the Wall) and the artwork completed by Nick Shellenberger (Cleric). a Child Of Divorce will be released on 180-gram LP format — limited to 300 copies — and deluxe digital download on January 17th, 2012. Tune in to stream “Either Way” and order the record in digital or limited LP formats right here. ORDER NOW and receive a rare bonus track, available only during the pre-order period leading up to the release date.

The band have also updated their upcoming live schedule with more January shows confirmed, including a four-date run comprised of all Nefarious Industries bands including A Fucking Elephant, El Drugstore and the DRX in addition to SO IS THE TONGUE. More dates are being confirmed for the coming weeks as well.

SO IS THE TONGUE January Tour Dates:
1/06/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Tungs, A Fucking Elephant
1/13/2012 The Bikery – Philadelphia, PA w/ A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Gun Muffs
1/14/2012 Sound Station – Westfield, NJ [matinee show] w/ El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX
1/14/2012 The Loft – New Brunswick, NJ [night show] w/ A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, more TBA
1/15/2012 house show – Warwick, NY w/ Dead Channels, Tiger Flowers, A Fucking Elephant, the DRX, Pigeon
1/16/2012 – Lit Lounge – New York, NY w/ Lazyblood (Iceland), So Hideous… My Love

Requests for digital promos of a Child Of Divorce, interviews with SO IS THE TONGUE, and coverage of the upcoming tour are all available now worldwide via Earsplit PR.

Music, Tours / Shows / Events , , ,

‘a Child of Divorce’ now available for Pre-Order with rare Bonus Track

‘Tis the season, so head on over to our store and load up on some nefarious stocking stuffers. So is the Tongue‘s new record a Child of Divorce is available on 180g 12″ black vinyl and ships immediately. Order now and receive a bonus track with your instant download. All orders received by Tuesday 12/20 will be in your jukebox for the whole family to enjoy by X-mas.

a Child of Divorce

a Child of Divorce LP - 180g 12" black vinyl

LP + MP3 Download

Limited pressing of 300 on 180-gram 12″ black vinyl.
Instant Download + LP – ships immediately
*price includes shipping costs

 

MP3 Download

Instant Download

$4.99 or more

$
Music

SO IS THE TONGUE: New LP Set For Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

SO IS THE TONGUE’s emotional rock transcends from its convoluted jazz, folk, progressive metal, post-rock and other diversified origins into surreal and ultimately unique movements. Melodic vocals build into enraged outbursts, clean and distorted guitar riffs and rolling bass scales toil with blistering drumrolls, all converging into diverse and beautiful infectious flows, drawing the listener in like an engulfing sinkhole disguised as a tranquil footpath.” – Earsplit PR

Reviews

So Is The Tongue summer shows

8/18 @ Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport, CT
w/ Jerkagram, Coldsnap, De Omega

8/19 @ AS220, Providence, RI
w/ Tovarish, Lobotomizer, GraveSideService

8/20 @ Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH
w/ Graph, Pile, David Kontak

8/21 @ Heirloom Arts Theatre, Danbury, CT
w/ Patent Pending, Gasoline Heart, Don’t Panic

8/22 @ Lit Lounge (Precious Metal Mondays), New York, NY
w/ Water Temples, Alkahest, The Ciem Show

http://soisthetongue.net for more information

Tours / Shows / Events

What the hell is Nefarious Industries?

Hey there! So you’re probably wondering what all this nonsense is about. Basically, the 5 of us (Greg, Matt, Ro, Squid and I) wanted a place where we could release all of the stupid music we have cooped up in our brains. Since most of our ideas aren’t terribly marketable, we thought the best course of action was to start our own label for it, rather than going the traditional route.

The El Drugstore / A Fucking Elephant split EP (on sale now!) is our first attempt at a release through Nefarious Industries. It’s available both on CD and as a digital download. Future releases will often be digital only, and most likely in a “pay whatever the hell you want, including nothing” type of model. We’re only going to go physical for really special releases that we’re personally involved and invested in.

All that being said, we already have a few more releases planned. Next up will be the new So Is The Tongue record. We will have more details on that release coming soon. El Drugstore is nearly finished writing its full-length debut, and that should be coming out at some point in 2012. We’ll certainly be putting some more music out between those 2 releases, so make sure you keep up with us right here and on Facebook to stay up to date.

We’ll also be using this site as a platform to tell you about other bands, records and labels that we think are awesome. And maybe even other things that we think are awesome too. Like shrimp.

So that’s what you need to know about Nefarious Industries for the moment. Tell your friends.

Hugs and kisses,
Conway

, ,