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Saturday, 9 April 2016

TWO TONGUES

BandTWO TONGUES
GenresPunk / Rock / Alternative / Pop Punk / Emo
Related artistsSaves The Day, Max Bemis, Selfer, Max Bemis & The Painful Splits, Perma and Say Anything.
CountryUSA
Years Active2009
Song: "Crawl"
Album: "Two Tongues"
Year: 2009
For fans ofSaves The DaySay Anything, Anthony Green, Criteria, The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, Sinclair, Over It, The Stryder, The June Spirit and Circa Survive.
Label(s): Vagrant Records
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #6.
You can download: the March Mix#4 right here or get the new April 2016 Mix#5 here.

I won't lie, TWO TONGUES is just fun. Being a fan of early Saves The Day and 2006 era Say Anything I was stoked on this release. Both bands have released some pretty garbagey stuff in their time but this collaborative album is worth checking out. Apparently it was said they'd be releasing a second album (in the news in 2012) but as you can see in the discography below nothing has materialized.

The 2009 self titled LP 'Two Tongues' opens with "Crawl" which builds its atmosphere instantly only to tear it apart with a fantastic soft/heavy dynamic that weaves in and out until 47 seconds in and then Chris joins Max in the vocal department and Saves The Day meets Say Anything is very apparent. "If I Could Make You Do Things" is an excellent back and forth vocal song that has the two vocalists exchanging a few syllables back and forth quite quickly and seamlessly. It's playful and fun and gets very pop-punk at the one-minute mark and the chorus that hits at 1:41 and 2:24 is catchy as hell. "Dead Lizard" is the closest thing to Saves The Day as the guitar riff and drums at the beginning could have been lifted from their first record 'Can't Slow Down' as the heaviness factor has been upped and the song is still catchy, but in a dark and eerie way. I don't find the following 8 songs all that interesting, but the closer "Back Against the Wall" is a punk/disco combination that should suck but is one of my favourites on the record. The danciness of this song is undeniable, as cheesy as it may be at times, and brings influences such as Michael Jackson and newer pop to the table.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2006 - Paupers, Peasants, Princes & Kings: The Songs of Bob Dylan compilation (contributed "The Man in Me)

2009 - Two Tongues cd/12"LP (download here)

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(2009) TWO TONGUES - "If I Could Make You Do Things" (from 'Two Tongues')

(2009) TWO TONGUES - "Back Against the Wall" (from 'Two Tongues')

(2009) TWO TONGUES - "Dead Lizard" (from 'Two Tongues')

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TWO TONGUES mp3 download

(download here)

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