Hardcore Outfit ‘Church Tongue’ Releases ‘Acid Jesus’ Music Video


Indianapolis-based hardcore outfit Church Tongue recently released their debut album, “Heart Failure,” via Blood & Ink Records. The band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new music video, ‘Acid Jesus.’ The video can also be seen below.

Vocalist Michael Sugars said, “At one point in time, I had tried to kill myself, and soon after I wrote this song. I had lost faith in a lot of things, and thought maybe all I had was myself. I’ve had time to heal, and wrestle with myself since then. This song is what remains of that time of my life.”

Church Tongue, featuring Michael Sugars on vocals; Nicko Calderon on guitar; Chris Sawicki on guitar; Ty Bernhardt on drums; and Tony Blondin on bass, dole out a gnarly, noisy slab of emotional post-hardcore on “Heart Failure”. Sugars describes the album as “painfully honest, and aggressive. There were a lot of things I didn’t know if I actually wanted to say, because of the dark content. I came to find it as the great release I was looking for.”

Church Tongue have been making a racket since 2012. They formed under a different name, with all of the members cutting their teeth by playing in a variety of local bands since their teenage years. They’ve all had some wild rides on the road, like ending up in the middle of Mardi Gras or being trapped in Pennsylvania for two weeks. Those are experiences which shaped the band, the people, and the players they are today — you’ll have to ask them about those escapades!

Also, the band admits being influenced by My Chemical Romance and the band’s breakup somehow sparked Calderon’s writing style moving forward. No, Church Tongue don’t sound anything like MCR, but their music is born of the same sort of passion and vigor. It’s also the type of impactful, emotional music that resonates so fervently with the kids.

“Heart Failure” features guest vocals from Vanna frontman Davey Muise on ‘Medicine Breath,’ while Matt Vacar of Exiting the Fall is featured on ‘Dark Days.’ Additionally, Keyoung appears on ‘7:20.’

Ultimately, “Heart Failure” is a truly cathartic artistic triumph on all levels.

Upcoming Shows:
4/14: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom w/ Like Pacific
4/15: Tulsa, OK @ Savage Space
4/17: Denton, TX @ Killer Tacos
4/18: Baton Rouge, LA @ 524 Studios
4/19: Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch
4/20: Brandon [Tampa], FL @ The Noise Box
4/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
4/22: Florence, SC @ Livewire
4/23: Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
4/25: Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli
4/26: Nashville, TN @ Rocketown w/ ForeverAtLast
4/27: Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Downtown

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Video below: ‘Acid Jesus’

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