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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE / Press

“Ive written before about the crucial steps of a band’s second release. About the necessary evolution that’s required from album #2. San Jose’s, The English Language, barges to the plate, splaying out the world before them, and declaring their eradicable presence on the act’s sophomore release, “This is Science/Rock & Roll.” The results fall somewhere between breathtaking and sinister, in an awesome display of range, power and attitude. From the start, “This is Science/Rock & Roll” pitches a brick through rear-view of TEL’s, previous, self-titled debut. The new style is robust, chaotic and frantic. “Zig Zag Drag” has an aggression not yet seen from the 3-piece; a dark-eyed fist, pounding the steering wheel of the TEL machine. It’s a psychosis that reappears again on the album’s title track, which oscillates between a paranoid strangeness and a hidden swankness. Later on the release, TEL almost touches the psychobilly on tracks like “What’s Wrong With My B”

“The most fantastic thing about Rock & Roll is that it can encompass nearly any style of music while retaining its basis: American blues . . . Rock & Roll is the Western world's (and probably the entire world's) most popular genre of music while English is the Western world's most popular language. Both evolving from American cultural influences. . . from a pop-culture perspective, Rock & Roll is to music what English is to language. Rock & Roll is a mash-up of various other musical styles while English is a mash-up of various other languages . . . This album, a collection of the first 13 songs we've ever recorded together, is an almost entirely DIY project mostly recorded on a laptop in the living room, bedroom or kitchen of either a 1898 Victorian house, a dental facility-turned apartment, or a cabin in the woods.”

“We are The English Language: a three-piece Rock & Roll Super-Band inspired by our love of the greatest 20th century pop culture and music. Kyle Langlois plays guitar and sings, Tristan Perotti plays bass and sings and Mark Danley hits the drums.”