Paper + Plastick Records is offering a free download of Foreign Tongues’ “Maps of the Sky” from the band’s self-titled EP. The EP will be released on cassette tape and 7” vinyl from the label this summer.
“Maps of the Sky” is a mid-tempo burner with gritty guitars that highlights the band’s dynamic tendencies. The song changes feels multiple times, ranging from Balance and Composure-esque indie rock to both lighter and heavier sides of the spectrum. A pounding drum beat and Cameron Moretti’s vocals keep the song steady throughout its many faces.
Recommended If You Like: Nirvana, Balance and Composure, Pavement, Sunny Day Real Estate
You can stream the rest of Foreign Tongues’ EP on their Bandcamp. Please fit the news about the free song download into your news stream today if you can. Email Thomas Nassiff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any press requests for the band or Paper + Plastick Records.
More about Foreign Tongues:
Writing a bio for Foreign Tongues is kind of like trying to describe an episode of Boy Meets World, but don’t run away yet just because I said that. An episode of Boy Meets World is a complex organism. For every funny or cute moment, there is a life lesson to be learned. And the life lesson can be learned both by the pre-teen middle-school viewer and his parent. In short, Boy Meets World never really becomes irrelevant.
A Foreign Tongues release is a similarly complex experience. You can hear traces of Dinosaur Jr. There is some Sunny Day Real Estate and Pavement here. There is a lot of Nirvana here. And the New Hampshire/Massachusetts natives’ five-track self-titled EP was produced by Jay Maas of Defeater, so there is a certain distinguishable hardcore sound present.
The convergence of these influences produces a five-song EP where no song sounds like another, a result of going into the studio without a specific “sound” in mind. There is a common undertone that connects the songs to each other, something that fans of Balance and Composure, Tigers Jaw and Nirvana will appreciate.
Foreign Tongues’ self-titled EP is online now and will be seeing vinyl and cassette releases in the near future by Paper + Plastick Records.
Foreign Tongues is:
Cameron Moretti - Vocals
James Scuderi - Guitars
Sean Harrington - Guitars
Nick Holman - Guitars
Andy Tamulonis - Bass
Joey Barthlette - Drums, Percussion