TALK IN TONGUES: “STILL DON’T SEEM TO CARE” 7″
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TALK IN TONGUES
“Still Don’t Seem to Care” 7”
This sunny Los Angeles four-piece has apparently caused quite a stir on the interwebs with its debut single, “Still Don’t Seem To Care.” With dreamy, swirling guitars, soaring falsetto vocals, a glittery mid-song breakdown, and a deliberately abrupt conclusion that shuts the song off like a slammed door, it’s no wonder Talk in Tongues have been hyped by Vice (“your new favorite psych-rock band”) and that their agent hopes to one day hear their songs blast from the Coachella main stage speakers at midnight. The song is a capable enough melding of slick indie rock sensibilities and glossy psych-rock flair – the kind of marriage of styles that may indeed win them legions of adoring fans worldwide, especially after their debut album releases early next year. For those who take psych-rock seriously, the word ‘wimpy’ will most likely spring to mind after listening to the song three or four times. Talk in Tongues count the Thirteenth Floor Elevators and 60s Pink Floyd among their influences, but you’d be hard-pressed to hear any of Roky Erickson’s wild grit or Syd Barrett’s experimental lunacy in this track. It shimmers and sparkles like a Disneyland river, but it sounds more like Tears for Fears than anything resembling rock ‘n’ roll.
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