by Languis



Plug Research recording stars LANGUIS are all set to have their own summer of love. Hailing from the fra from sunny climes of Los Angeles, California, LANGUIS produce an invigorating, electric, acidic pop rush that startles the senses and broadens the mind.

FRACTURED is their sixth LP, a spicy amalgam of 3 LANGUIS singles in fifteen songs

Inspirations range from Star Trek, the waft of sag aloo, a dash of pretension, sex, eight years of righteous rule and the odd nod to twenty years ago.

In their ten years of existence, LANGUIS have released a whole bag of brill records, studied levitation, sampled humous kebab in almost every U.S. city, done some radio sessions, had a van and all their equipment ripped off, while recording extra tracks for all sorts of groovy compilations and flexis.

Their music has def beats, raw power, mysterious melodies, eastern scales, vocal harmonies, the occasional mental reverb, not to mention ripping guitar. LANGUIS are the happening sound of skinhead acid rock.

LANGUIS are a band that immediately bring back the happenings of 20 years past as well as what is going on today. The foursome formed in the aurora borealic regions of Los Angeles, California in 1997. They initially signed with Simballrec for the release of their first EP, “Homesick”

The past 18 months have seen a dramatic rise in the international profile of LANGUIS. They successfully toured the U.S., all while releasing a new single every four months and appearing on a stream of sampler records.

Now North American infiltration is at hand with FRACTURED, 15 mescal flavored tracks including the first three singles, some b sides and extra tracks all demonstrating the LANGUIS sound, a carefully measured brew, cultivated in the mushroom and poppy fields outside Los Angeles.

File under mescal flavoured.

LANGUIS: Alejandro Cohen, John Girgus, Stephen Swesey and Marcos Chloca

Simball Sounds
Last Frequency Presets
The Four Walls

Selling Points
1. LANGUIS have already attracted a lot of attention on both U.S. radio and retail charts.
2. FRACTURED has top ten indie status in the U.K. charts.
3. Yes, more brill cover art
4. Release on Plug Research, a potent new force on the U.S. indie scene
5. Will definitely appeal to that mass of people out there into early Floyd, Soft Boys, Bam Caruse et. al. A wide open buyers market.
6. The first skinhead psyche band.


released May 3, 2008

(c) & (p) 2008 Languis
(c) 2008 Simballrec Music (BMI), Looking Better Music (ASCAP), The Tremolo Arm Users Club (BMI)

When I’m with You, This Is Not a Test, Para Marta written by Alejandro Cohen (BMI) - In Search of Summer, 19 Nights, I Just Wanna See Some Rain, Page 17, Everything We Set Out to Be and Never Did, Path written by Alejandro Cohen (BMI), John Girgus (BMI), Stephen Swesey (ASCAP), and Marcos Chloca (BMI) - Traffic Lights written by John Girgus (BMI), Alejandro Cohen (BMI), and Daniel Power - New Wonder, If I Die written by John Girgus (BMI), and Alejandro Cohen (BMI) - What Do I Do, Resurrection Road written by Marcos Chloca (ASCAP) and Alejandro Cohen (BMI) - Mending Spear, Part 3 written by Stephen Swesey (ASCAP), John Girgus (BMI), Alejandro Cohen (BMI), Marcos Chloca (BMI), and Tracy Uba – Low Standard written by John Girgus (BMI)

All songs played, recorded, produced, and mixed by Languis, except Low Standard, additional production and mix by Ian Catt. I Just Wanna See Some Rain, 19 Nights, recorded by Rob Campanella at Figment Sounds

Backing vocals on Traffic Lights, Mending Spear, Part 3 by Tracy Uba. Additional bass on 19 Nights by Marco Paul.

Artwork by Farbod Kokabi



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