Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Out now: HOLY TONGUES

Holy Tongues' debut LP, Weak People, is out today on Melotov Records. 

New Noise Magazine is now streaming the full album.

Weak People was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Magrudergrind) and mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Earth). 

Order the album from Melotov Records.

From Baltimore, Maryland, Holy Tongues is comprised of three former members of Ruiner, the '00s hardcore band that made a name via two LPs on Bridge 9 Records, the latter produced by Jawbox's J. Robbins. On Weak People, the trio moves forward with a sound that is equally atmospheric, melancholy, driving, and pissed. The vibe belongs fully to Holy Tongues, evoking hints of The Jesus Lizard's pounding rhythms, Quicksand's radiant guitars, and Self Defense Family's introspection.

Holy Tongues, live:
August 9 - Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space (record release show)
August 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Flat

"The members of Baltimore trio Holy Tongues are no strangers to turmoil. All three previously served time in Ruiner, one of the most vicious hardcore acts of the '00s. But Weak People, Holy Tongues' upcoming debut album, simmers more than it slams... The group contains and internalizes an eruption of rage and regret, compressing it into a knot of blackened punk and then swallowing it whole."
–The A.V. Club

"Past Ruiner's melodic hardcore into slower realms of post-hardcore with aggressive Albini-indebted sludge bass... A dose of sludge punk that wouldn't feel out of place on Sub Pop's late '80s roster..."
–BrooklynVegan

"The post-core structure gets electrocuted with a stinging, loose riff, shifty but sure drums, and gang vocals that shout through the song like lost, angry souls looking for a way out of a crumbling maze."
–CMJ

"This band is phenomenal."
–American Aftermath