VINYL OF THE MONTH: Lark’s Tongue


VINYL OF THE MONTH
Lark’s Tongue
The Rope / Tucson, Arizona (Single)
Peoria, IL

(Bird Dialect)

“Midwest psyche-rock punctuated by low-end heaviness and guitar squawks.”

Founded in Peoria, IL (of all places), Bird Dialect Records is home to its founders and psyche-rock masterminds Lark’s Tongue. Their debut 7-inch makes effective use of their moniker’s King Crimson reference in both its tonality and overall badassery. Engulfed in a thick layer of fuzzy, grunge-heavy guitar drones, Side A melts your face off with “The Rope.”
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But make no mistake, there are clear melodies to be found here, with standard song structures buried underneath the rubble of glorious noise. And is that a hint of Morrissey in the vocals? Hmm… In any event, fans of late-’80s Sub Pop singles will fall in love with this.

Side B’s no slouch, either. “Tucson, Arizona” is a fine track in its own right, replete with shimmering guitars, ’90s alt-drum grooves and spaced-out, yearning vocal lines. It trudges along at a stoner-approved pace, making it the perfect soundtrack to those late-night Dominos deliveries. Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em…

  • Recorded by: Jeff Gregory at Tonelab in Peoria, IL
  • Mastered by: Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in Brooklyn
  • Format: 7-inch
  • Speed: 45 rpm
  • Color: Black Vinyl
  • Limited Edition: 500 Units Pressed

larkstongue.bandcamp.com

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