Rattle and Tongue

Austin Music Minute

Rattle and Tongue

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015

For six years, the members of Young Tongue made music under the moniker The Baker Family, with husband and wife Stu & Liz Baker at the helm. Last year, they released a new EP (Cat Calls) with a new name and a fuller, tighter approach to their already rich, mesmerizing sound.

This year brings the release of their full-length debut, Death Rattle, which is far more alive and vibrant than the title might suggest – flowing across a broad spectrum of dream-pop and prog-rock, paired with percussion work that carries a raw, rudimentary feel. It’s a balance of intricate, complex melodies with rhythms that are right at home on the dance floor.

Young Tongue is having a big release party tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River, with a spectacular bill including Modern Medicine, Chipper Jones, Boyfrndz and Capyac. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. So recommended.

– Photography courtesy of the artist.