The Virgin Tongues

TVT
Km6ukj9rdz5gmdxi7c3c
Duncan McKnight
Music
Berlin
Germany
1 Team Member

SO, WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?

On May 1st of 2009, the band traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to record their debut album and play live, but the effort was cut short. The night before the show, after recording their song "Who Cares Right Now", vocalist and guitarist, Duncan McKnight, fell from a window approx. 10m (32 ft) and was admitted to the ICU. He sustained numerous injuries including a skull fracture, hemorrhage of the cerebellum (brain injury), broken ribs, collapsed lung, and damage to other internal organs. Miraculously though, he survived. Regarding his vocal quality, it was restricted in such a way that it was monotone and low in pitch. Doctors said it was unsure if he would ever be able to perform and sing as he had used to, or even walk again.

During his 6 month hospital stay in Iceland he relearned to walk, talk, and perform everyday activities that one normally takes for granted. It was a long and difficult road to recovery, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Almost 5 years later, after much physical and speech/vocal therapy, he is all recovered, playing live again, and ready to record with the band. Now the real work begins...

This campaign will help cover the costs of getting the band back together to finish the album as well as record new material. The music is there, the songs are there, and new material has been written since. The money raised goes to flights, studio rental, engineer, and mixing/mastering of the debut album that couldn't be finished after the Iceland incident. Please share and spread the word!


BACKGROUND

The trio began in the test-tube that is Berlin in 2006. Three guys from different parts of the world shared the same musical vision, and ended up playing their first show after just one rehearsal. Many shows throughout Germany came after that, and The Virgin Tongues were born. As for what genre of music that they should be classified as, Rock and Roll works just fine.

"Aside from The Kills not many other bands have given off that raw sound that the Velvet Underground had. They bring something euphoric and raw. When I first heard The Virgin Tongues I thought I was listening to something from the 60s/70s. I didn't realize I was listening to a band so current. Their music instantly proves they are a band that should not be ignored. If you dig shoegaze, psychedelic rock, and just good old fashioned rock and roll, then The Virgin Tongues are for you. If you are someone who finds comfort in a band that cries out in despair, then The Virgin Tongues are for you. If you are going to believe in something, then it should be this."






Notes:

'perks' such as handwritten lyrics, buttons, skype concerts, drawings/artwork, and unreleased demos will be delivered BEFORE estimated release of the album

Also, don't be afraid of the euro. If you are contributing in dollars, or any other currency, it is automatically translated


A special thanks to:

Robert Piña from Bad Sam Studios

for creating the video and helping make this possible.

California, USA


in the end...

Who Cares Right Now?

A special thanks to:

Gonzalo Mahou from Manta Ray Music

Berlin, Germany

Baldvin Pálsson Dungal

Reykjavik, Iceland

Jón Sæmundur from Dead

Reykjavik, Iceland

Rasmus Seidler Krebs from Magick and Kronborggade 3.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Michel Bergner from Trip in Time

Berlin, Germany

Also:

The medical staff at Landspitali hospital.




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  • €5EUR
    Show support

    Just want to help out? Throw us a donation!

    3 claimed
  • €10EUR
    Digital download

    High quality download of the full-length album.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • €25EUR
    Lyrics + Music

    - Handwritten lyrics of The Virgin Tongues song of your choice and an explanation of how the song came about. - TVT button for your leather jacket - Digital download of full-length album in high quality format plus unreleased demo

    12 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • €50EUR
    Skype concert + downloads

    - I will skype with you for half an hour and play your favorite VT material and also unreleased songs. - Digital download of the full-length album in high quality format plus unreleased demo.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • €100EUR
    VT shirt, skype, download +

    - A limited Virgin Tongues t-shirt on black cotton, available only to people who contribute. - I will call you on skype for half an hour and play your favorite VT songs plus unreleased material - TVT button for your leather jacket - Digital download of the full-length album in high quality format plus unreleased demo.

    0 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • €500EUR
    Shirt, Skype, Artwork +

    - Virgin Tongues t-shirt on black cotton - VT button for your leather jacket - Digital download of the album, plus unreleased demo - Drawing/artwork by Duncan McKnight - Your name appears on the album credits.

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • €1,000EUR
    Free concerts + More

    - Free lifetime entry to gigs - Virgin Tongues t-shirt on black cotton - VT button for your leather jacket - Digital download of the full-length album + unreleased demo - Your name on the credits of the album.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • €2,000EUR
    Private VT concert

    - The Virgin Tongues will perform at your desired event. Travel costs must be covered as well, but these vary depending on location. Also included: - Free lifetime entry to gigs - Virgin Tongues t-shirt on black cotton - Digital download of the album plus unreleased demo - Your name on the album credits.

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