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Acid Tongue Premiere “If I Really Loved Her”

Acid Tongue have released the first single from their forthcoming full-length,Babies.

The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Seattle project blends fuzzing garage with buzzing psychedelia to create irresistible indie rock. Lyrically, Acid Tongue confront the overwhelming senselessness, resulting confusion and more recently realized doom associated with an “American condition.” Acid Tongue will release their debut album Babies on October 13 via Freakout Records.


Guy Keltner, songwriter and frontman for Acid Tongue, said of the song, “”I wrote ‘If I Really Loved Her’ in one sitting, on a patio in the woods outside of Spokane, WA. I was in the process of uprooting my life in Seattle and moving to Brooklyn. I lost my job, I lost a lot of my friends, and I was flat broke. I’m still flat broke. But I was with someone who believed in what I was doing and stuck it out with me during a really difficult period of my life. This song is a love note to that kind of loyalty. We don’t choose who we love, but we do choose who we stick with when things get rough.”

Acid Tongue have released two EPs up to this point, the second of which charted on CMJ’s Top 100 and earned critical enthusiasm. The band will kick off tour with a string of East Coast dates, before heading to Europe. They’ll return to the US in November, to play festivals such as Off Beat in Reno and Freakout in Seattle. Dates are listed below. More to be announced.

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8/28 – Boston, MA – Zuzu Bar

9/1 – New York, NY – Berlin

9/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville

9/19 – Brooklyn, NY – The Gateway (Euro Tour Kickoff)

9/27 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

9/28 – Hull, UK – ADELPHI

9/29 – London, UK – The Shackwell Arms

9/30 – Portsmouth, UK – The Birdcage

10/1 – Cambridge, UK – Blue Moon

10/2 – Bruxelles, BE – Le Chaff

10/3 – Mannheim, DE – Kurzbar

10/7 – Biarritz, FR – Savsage Festival

10/10 – San Sebastian, ES – DabaDaba

10/12 – Lisbon, PT – Damas

10/13 – Porto, PT – Mas Habitos (Babies LP Release Party)

10/14 – Sevilla, ES – Sala X

10/16 – Toulouse, FR – La Cave a Rock

10/17 – Imperia, IT – Arci Camalli

10/18 – Firenze, IT – Annibale Night @ NOF

10/19 – Roma, IT – Fanfulla 5/A

10/20 – Perugia, IT – T-Trane

11/3 – Reno, NV – Off Beat Festival

11/4 – Reno, NV – Off Beat Festival (2nd Chance)

11/17 – Seattle, WA – Freakout Festival

11/18 – Seattle, WA – Freakout Festival

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