Acid Tongue have released the second single from their forthcoming full-length, Babies, due October 13 on Freakout Records. NYLON premiered “Humpty Dumpty” saying “The song vibrates with a DIY punk ethos many artists shy away from these days, making Acid Tongue’s sound all the more thrilling. It’s nostalgic and modern at the same time—something we all strive for in any romantic relationship, that push and pull with dreams and reality.”
Guy Keltner told NYLON of the song’s inspiration: “Sometimes love is a rock, and sometimes love is an egg. I think most couples have this vision of growing old side-by-side and being all things to one another… The truth is, we’re all Tinder-loving, wine-gurgling, lonesome, depressed animals chasing what flees. We buy the first car that fits us, run the thing into the ground, and sell it off to the nearest teenager with a learner’s permit. Oh, to be young and in love!”
Acid Tongue has been gearing up for record release with a slew of shows in New York City, infatuating crowds with delightfully fuzzed up indie rock, quivering onstage energy and gritty quirk. Following aBrooklyn show on September 19 at The Gateway, the band will take off to tour Europe. They’ll return in November for festival plays including Off Beat in Reno and the 5th Annual Freakout! Festival in Seattle. Tour dates are listed below, more to be announced.