Recording in A Place to Bury Strangers’ Death By Audio Studios, it’s almost too easy to draw comparisons between the Coin Under Tongue and APTBS. Hell, both bands share a love of love tooth-cracking discharges of guitar via extreme effects pedals. Yet, to leave the introduction with no more than notes of their similarities, is to ignore the fact that Coin Under Tongue are drawing from a far wider pallet than the feedback loving British acts of the late ’80s and early ’90s. On both “Reception” and “High Until We Die,” Coin Under Tongue pair their love of piercing feedback with guitar riffs which are practically doom-like at times. And while I can’t say I ever wanted to hear a band channel both Sabbath and Joy Division in the same song, now that I have, I’m wondering why no one thought of this combination sooner.
MP3: Coin Under Tongue – Reception
MP3: Coin Under Tongue – High Until We Die
Death by Audio Records recently released an EP of Coin Under Tongue’s recent output entitled, The So Far EP, for free download. Check it out here.