Acid Tongue Premiere New Video, Tour with Naked Giants, The Mammoths

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Acid Tongue have unveiled a new music video for recently released, “Humpty Dumpty,” directed byStephanie Severance, whose past collaborators include the likes of LA WitchThe Grizzled Mighty,Duke Evers and more. She tells us, “The concept behind the music video for ‘Humpty Dumpty’ was to integrate the love of sex and food together into one visual orgasm. There is no storyline per se, but rather an intense dose of visuals to let the audience use their imagination to create their own fantasy.”Severance, rambunctious bandleader Guy Keltner, and a small team of contributors completed the project in only two days.

MXDWN premiered the delightfully disturbing visual, saying “Band members Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham oscillate between simple, twangy guitar chord stabs and jangly 60s-influenced chorus melodies, making “Humpty Dumpty” one of those songs you just can’t get out of your head.”

Guy Keltner said of “Humpty Dumpty”‘s resonant themes: “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 debuted Babies earlier this year on Freakout Records and have just concluded a tour alongside Naked Giants. The rising indie rockers will pay their hometown Seattle a productive visit this month, performing at KEXP just before Freakout Festival, and begin a run with The Mammothsimmediately following. Full list of dates is below.


“DIY punk ethos many artists shy away from these days .. nostalgic and modern at the same time” –NYLON

“catchy, laidback ode to devotion that reminds us to hang on to the ones who’ll stand by us no matter what.” – Paste

“…the band demonstrate both instrumental prowess and respect for their musical heritage as the sons of psychedelic forebears.” – All Things Go

“…find the sweet spot between psych-rock and garage, and ride that wave as far as they can take it”


“Sweltering and hazy-as-hell, Acid Tongue’s scorched indie-pop sounds plucked straight from a desert’s watering hole.” – DIY Mag

“Woozy but never falling down, ‘Beautiful Disaster’ sounds like an escape but is eager to stick around. Luckily the hypnotic hooks (which would make The Cribs proud) aren’t going to be leaving your head anytime soon.” – DORK

“a soulful, stoney, honest approach to modern psychedelia” – Impose


  1. Intro (Completely Useless)
  2. Humpty Dumpty
  3. If I Really Loved Her
  4. Dive
  5. Accidental Drug Use
  6. Something In The Water
  7. Friend Like You
  8. Talking In Your Sleep
  9. Whatever Happened
  10. Maybe Tomorrow
  11. Why Can’t You Just Lie To Me

Acid Tongue on Tour:

11/09 – Valencia, CA // CalArts (KCIA)

11/10 – Lancaster, CA // The Britisher

11/12 – San Francisco, CA // The Elbo Room

11/16 – Portland, OR // The Know

11/18 – Seattle, WA // Freakout Festival

11/25 – Seattle, WA // KEXP In-Studio

12/02 – Dallas, TX // The Armoury ^ 

12/03 – Houston, TX // Continental Club ^

12/05 – San Antonio, TX // Ventura ^

12/07 – Atlanta, GA // Smiths Old Bar ^

12/08 – Tuscaloosa, AL // Green Bar ^

12/11 – Orlando, FL // Sandwich Bar ^

12/12 – Miami, FL // Kill Your Idol ^

12/13 – Tampa, FL // Microgroove ^

12/14 – Pensacola, FL // Chizuko ^

^ with The Mammoths



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