PREMIERE: Foreign Tongues’ “Little Doors” music video is haunting, propulsive indie rock

Foreign Tongues
photo: Nick DiNatale

It’s been a long road to get to Foreign Tongues‘ first full-length, Fragile, As Said Before. The atmospheric indie rock band hailing from New Hampshire and Massachusetts was formed in 2011 and has experienced their fair share of lineup changes while trying to figure out their sound through a series of singles, splits and EPs [some of which were released on Substream editor in chief Scott Heisel’s label Youth Conspiracy Records —full-disclosure ed.], but fans’ patience has paid off, as Fragile, As Said Before is a brilliant debut for the quintet. They’ve been compared to everyone from Balance And Composure to the Cure, and their sound lies somewhere in the middle—Foreign Tongues is unafraid to use the power of the distorted electric guitar when need be but have an advanced mastery of creating atmosphere unlike most other young bands. Today, we’re debuting the haunting new music video for their track “Little Doors.” The band explains why they chose this song to receive the video treatment:

“We decided to go with ‘Little Doors’ because it’s an eclectic favorite of all of ours off the album. Our friend Winston McDonald shot the video and the fabulous Erik Rojas edited and created the concept. We wanted to keep the aesthetic of song to come across in the images as well.”

Foreign Tongues’ Fragile, As Said Before is available now via No Sleep Records.

Foreign Tongues’ next gig is December 5 at the Cobra Club in Brooklyn, New York (details).