Swamp Mom // Lost Dad

by Tongues

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Tongues - Swamp Mom // Lost Dad

Emocat is happy to present the debut EP of Toronto's 'Tongues'. Megan and Nicole share multi instrument, vocal and programming duties to weave a playfully demented tapestry of sound. This is music for the technologically privileged children of a post-singularity future. The opening credits to Saved By The Bell if it took place on the Mars of Total Recall. The first song is a reimagining of a traditional folk song into a dirge with a sombre atmosphere and pitch shifted vocals. The second song is much more playful with no-wave tinged synths and talk singing. The third song (our personal favourite) opens with guitar lines that sound straight out of the 90s Kentucky post-hardcore scene. Playful is the best word to describe the groove the band locks into when they hit their stride. Lo-fi synths and samples weave their way around a shuffling bassline until the end.

We are very excited to be releasing this and look forward to hearing more from them.


released April 13, 2017

Tongues are:
Megan B
Nicole C

When I Was A Young Girl is a traditional folk song. All other lyrics by Nicole. All music by Tongues. All tracks recorded by Tongues. Adore You mixed by Jesse Manou. All other tracks mixed by Tongues. The album was originally released March 2017.



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Track Name: When I Was A Young Girl
When I was a young girl, I used to seek pleasure
When I was a young girl, I used to drink ale
Right out of the ale house
And into the jail house
Right out of a barroom
And into my grave
Come mama, come papa
Come sit you down by me
Come sit you down by me
To pity my case
My poor head is aching
My sad heart is breaking
My body’s salivating
And hell is my doom
One morning, one morning
One morning in May
I saw this young lady
All wrapped in white linen
All wrapped in white linen,
And cold as the clay
Track Name: Adore You
You don’t know how I adore you
You don’t know how I abhor you
Eat me out but it don’t feel good
Beat me up but you know you should
Not hit girls
Kick me out when I annoy you
All my friends will think I’m so cool
Pack my backpack up with dumb shit
Leave the house before you try to
Crack my ribs
You don’t know bout my new boyfriend
Thinks he’s got it but I hate him
Use your big boy voice to hurt me
With your shit vocabulary
Call me bitch
Track Name: Gelatinous
The milk of it
A perfect fit
My brother’s tumour
A gelatinous mess
Good eye, good eye
Piggy bank
I made a mistake
Would you forgive me
If you knew how much I didn’t take
Good eye, good eye
You needn’t worry bout the afterlife
‘Cause our mother says it’ll be alright
Heaven knows
The good he’s done
Those baby blues
With my grandfather’s gun