PREMIERE: Seattle’s Acid Tongue stream new album ‘Arboretum’ ahead of release

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Though its core members are based in Seattle – that’s Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham – Acid Tongue are no strangers to international collaboration or putting in work when it comes to their band. Last year, they released their second album Bullies right before the world shut down due to the unfolding pandemic. Yes, it was unfortunate timing, but what have they been doing since? Why, writing another record, of course. As Keltner puts it: “I became incredibly depressed and started spending a lot of time at the Arboretum in Seattle [for which the new album is named]. I had just moved home and was spending all day absorbing this diversity of plants and sounds at the park. I poured myself into writing some deeply personal songs… [and] was incredibly fortunate to work with musicians that I actually listened to and enjoyed. They individually elevated each song to be something beautiful and unique.”

The collaborative nature of the record was hinted at in July when the pair released the Blossom EP, whose four songs are included on the full-length and saw them teaming up with the likes of Death Valley Girls and Calvin Love – also featuring their current single ‘Suffering For You’ (with an assist from Shaina Shepherd), the 9-track album is out tomorrow (Bandcamp Friday!) and we’re premiering the whole thing. Get into it below:

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