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A brief chat with Talk in Tongues


Psych-rockers Talk in Tongues plays the Bluebird in May, so we spoke with McCoy Kirgo about what we can expect.P

Yellow Scene: When did the band form, and what was the mission?

McCoy Kirgo: The band formed in December of 2013, and we had all been in other bands that we weren’t exactly happy with, myself especially. I wanted to be working with people that were really looking to make music a career and really push the band. When I reached out to these guys to start a solid band, we all went into it with a strong idea about the kind of music that we wanted to make, and I think that’s really important.

YS: Describe the sound…

MK: Recently, I’ve been calling it psych-pop, but it would fall under the psych-rock of today.

YS: Do you like playing Colorado?

MK: This is my first time playing Colorado. I’ve got some friends there so that will be really fun, and I hear it’s beautiful so I’m really looking forward to it.

YS: What can we expect from the set?

MK: You can expect us to play six songs off the record, and it’s gonna be loud and it’s gonna be a good time I hope.

YS: When the tour’s over, what’s next?

MK: I think we’re all looking forward to doing a little bit more writing, because we’ve all got a lot of ideas right now for the second album and all that. I’m probably jumping the gun a little bit there. What’s really next for us is pushing out first album, because that comes out May 19, right after the tour ends. It’s probably going to be a lot of pushing of that, more tours and summer festivals.

Talk in Tongues plays with the Bright Light Social Hour and Eldren at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at the Bluebird Theater; 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver; 303-377-1666; $12-$15.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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