“The epic orchestrations of this progressive three piece from central New Jersey range from swirling psychedelia to fits of heavy doom laden cacophony.” – Water Street Lounge
So is the Tongue is a progressive/experimental 3 piece from central New Jersey formed in the fall of 2005 by Ron Varod (guitar/vocals), Justin Thouret (drums) and Matt Nolan (bass).
Since winter of 2006 So Is The Tongue have been playing clubs, bars, basements and other DIY spaces in tri-state area with such bands as Kayo Dot (with whom guitarist/vocalist Ron Varod is a live member), Cleric, Behold…The Arctopus, Unearthly Trance, East of the Wall, Dysrhythmia, Bloody Panda, A Fucking Elephant, and the Jerry Only fronted “Misfits” to name a few.
So is the Tongue recorded their debut album “Torpid & Blight” over the course of a year on the top floor of a jersey shore mansion with good friend, and honorary 4th member, (Asian) Steve Ryan. The album was released in 2007 digitally and as a small CD-R pressing before it’s official release on Sound Devastation Records in 2009.
In January 2011, shortly after Nolan's departure, So is the Tongue (and new bassist Alex Levey) ventured into the studio with Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) to record their follow up, "A Child of Divorce". This record pushes the band in new exciting directions, and saw its release in January 2012 in a limited edition of 12″ vinyl.
After parting ways with Levey, Greg Meisenberg was added to the lineup. Following the departure of long-time drummer Justin Thouret, So is the Tongue recruited Dan Romans of the DRX to fill in on tour. Consistently maintaining a power trio lineup, the current incarnation of the band finds Greg Meisenberg moving over to the drum throne, giving up bass duties to Jon Rosen.
Official website: http://soisthetongue.net
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