It’s a fresh start for [NATIVE/TONGUE]. The Salt Lake City-based rockers rose from the ashes of I Capture Castle, an electronic hardcore band that saw success from 2009-2015, opening for Black Veil Brides, collaborating with Tyler Carter of the award-winning metal act Issues, and playing Coachella and Warped Tour. Riding a wave of success, they released their full-length album Daydreamer in 2015. But things changed dramatically after the departure of founding member Marcus Gressman.
Embracing a more mainstream sound, vocalist Cody Taylor, guitarist Keaton Stewart, bassist Travis McKell, and drummer Donny West began work on their self-titled debut. “We see this album as our foundation,” says Taylor. Old and new fans alike will be surprised by the album’s variety. The funky, synth-filled “Eyes Will Sink” will appeal to fans of The 1975, while tracks like “Our Hands” will ring true for fans of Breaking Benjamin.
Given the amount of reflection required to rebrand and start fresh, the tracks on their debut are all about perspective. Every song on the album is written through the eyes of someone else[NATIVE/TONGUE] is already making waves ahead of the album’s release. Their single “Conscript” won them Best Alternative Artist at the 2016 Utah Music Awards, and their rock covers of pop hits are building them a growing fan base on YouTube.
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Label: Sonic Valley Records
Release Date: February 24, 2016
01: Feast In Famine
02: Our Hands
04: Eyes Will Sink
05: Rest Assured
06: Hypochondriac (Minding My)
08: Branching In
09: Grief & Ties (ft. Garret Garfield)
Press:[Native/Tongue] is a radio friendly alternative band reminiscent of 30 Seconds to Mars, Breaking Benjamin, and the rock side of Linkin Park.”
Utah’s [Native/Tongue] cranks out powerful radio friendly music with just the right amount of hard rock thrown into a blender and turned on high.
– Top Hat Productions
Sonic Valley Records