Track Premiere: No Tongues for Quiet People — ‘Arthritis’

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Photo: Ina Foster-Goodrich

No Tongues for Quiet People, formerly known as Vines, are a four-piece post-hardcore band from Kalamazoo. The band is gearing up to release their debut album Joint Fortune on January 5, having previously shared “Corridor“, the albums screeching lead single, via our friends over at Post-Trash. Joint Fortune is one hell of a debut, a dizzying record where jittery post-hardcore unfurls into noisy, anthemic post-punk at a near knee-jerk pace.

Today we’re premiering “Arthritis”, the albums second single, positioning the young band as purveyors of cacophonous, off-kilter indie rock with a little extra heft to it. The song begins with one of the quietest moments on the entire album, a steady acoustic guitar riff, but slowly builds into hazy slacker-pop until finally exploding with dissonant guitars and the white-heat intensity of Kal Marks or Pile at their loudest. “Arthritis” is the perfect example of what makes their music so arresting, they like to stuff their songs with brief moments so blaring and chaotic that it sounds like they’re purposefully trying to rip apart their own music from the inside out, which makes it that much more impressive when they’re able to piece it back together.

Stream it below:


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