“Los Angeles foursome Talk In Tongues didn’t come out of nowhere, although it sounded that way when their debut single “Still Don’t Seem To Care” suddenly appeared online. And it felt that way for them at the beginning, too, when each member was a refugee from another band that just wasn’t working right. Back then, they were barely acquaintances-guitarist and singer McCoy Kirgo remembers seeing his future bandmates at shows in their other bands, and then at parties after the shows. And if you looked into the music they’d already made, it didn’t quite make sense for them to put a band together. (Future bassist Waylon Rector wrote constantly, but all his songs were laptop-made synth-pop.)”
Talk in Tongues is an L.A. based psychedelic dream pop band who just released their killer debut album, “Alone With a Friend” last week. You can catch them on tour this Summer supporting Blonde Redhead and Veruca Salt. I want to thank McCoy Kirgo (Lead Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
Ludacris “Word of Mouf”. I convinced my dad to buy me this record at borders books and music. I must have been 10 years old.
Your last album bought?
Joni Mitchell “Wild Things Run Fast”. My girlfriend is a huge Joni fan, so I picked this up for her when I was in Seattle recently.
Favorite album of all time?
I can’t pick one, but Father John Misty’s “I Love you, Honeybear” is an all-time favorite. My girlfriend and I listened to this record nonstop the first weekend I spent at her house. I love that weekend and that record.
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Anything Fidlar puts out.
First concert attended?
Violent Femmes at the House of Blues in Hollywood. 7th grade.
David Crosby at the Troubadour.
Favorite concert ever?
Beach Goth Fest 2014. Most fun I’ve ever had a concert/festival.
Least favorite concert?
I went to see Earl at FYF with high hopes, I really like Earl. But it ended up being a huge disappointment. The quietest concert I’ve ever been to. And the fans were talking the whole time.
Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
I’ve never been to Pittsburgh, but I really want to visit the Cathedral of Learning one day.
Thanks, McCoy. Believe me, the Cathedral of Learning is as bad ass (if not more) as it appears.