credit: Stephanie Severance/Ian Cunningham
Acid Tongue is the fuzz-pop brainchild of Seattle's Guy Keltner (formerly of stoner-rock outfit Fox and the Law) & Ian Cunningham - perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques. Blending elements of AM-radio soul, vintage psychedelia, folk and slacker rock, the band has developed an avid cult following throughout the US and the UK.
After years of extensive traveling throughout the United States, as well as some experimental therapy in a Mexican yurt, the boys have united to produce their take on the music of their parents' generation. Incorporating imagery of the afterlife, dream-states and drifter-culture, Acid Tongue seeks to enlighten listeners to their swingin', contemplative lifestyle.
In addition to Keltner's lyrical ode to all those suffering from the American condition, Cunningham incorporates a brand of dripping visuals that pay homage to Southern California skate culture, left-wing political activism and 90s Nickelodeon television. Together, the stark imagery and aesthetic has helped the band maintain a lasting impression both online and at their raucous, blown-out live shows.
Enlisting an ever-rotating cast of musicians, Acid Tongue released two well received EPs, I Died Dreaming and Beautiful Disaster, in 2016 and recorded a full-length, Babies, to be released in 2017.