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Broken Tongues / Bio

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This innovative, alternative hip-hop collective from Denver, CO is giving novel insights into evolving trends within modern music. The Broken Tongues have a singular, live-instrumental sound that at times can be funky or thrash, and at others, soulful and refined. The result is a genre-bending alchemy, conjuring the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and Atmosphere. Indeed, the genre moniker, "hip-hop" is ill-equipped to fully describe exactly what BT creates, which is an aural amalgamation of hip-hop, progressive rock, jazz and livetronica.

When brothers, Greensleeves and Zach Warkentin, founded Broken Tongues in 2008, they sought to create something novel, yet somehow familiar within alternative music. Hip-hop, with its popular appeal and ability to conform to other musical genres, provided the perfect platform to do so. In 2009, they solidified BT's roster with talented, like-minded artists from varied backgrounds. The completion of BT's lineup pushed the band's sound into new explorations of harmony, timbre and live-performance. Now, after two years of hard work at CCM Studios, BT presents "Crooked Skyline," the group's first, full-length album, mixed and engineered by Greensleeves. The album is proof positive of BT's many influences and talents, and of the members' ability to harmonize all of them into one beautiful, artistic statement.

Loose Change: Vocals
Greensleeves: Vocals, Turntables, MPD
Christie "CC" Chambers: Vocals, Percussion
Zach Warkentin: Guitar
Erin Angel: Bass, Keys

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General Info

Band Members
Loose Change (MC), Greensleeves (MC/Turntables/MPD), CC (Vocals), Zach Warkentin (Guitar/Keys), Erin Angel (Bass/Keys)
Artist Name
Broken Tongues
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Active Since
Alternative / Hip-Hop / Jazz / Funk / Progressive

Contact Info

Denver, CO