Another bittersweet moment in SJ musical history will come to pass this Saturday (July 5th) at The San Jose Rock Shop, (30 N 3rd St. San Jose, CA 95112) as the native psych-rock trio, The English Language, will be performing it’s last show in its hometown. Earlier this week, TEL announced plans to relocate to the greater Portland area - they’ll continue their efforts therein.
Tristan Perotti, Mark Danley and Kyle Langlois started playing as a party cover band. But as mutual tastes and chemistry were realized, the act created more and more original material. Eventually the trio rifled through their couch cushions to put a home studio together. The recorded in the kitchen, in the bathroom and anywhere else they were feeling the rock. Eventually, TEL debuted in 2013, with a self-titled release that beckoned influences like The Kinks, The Doors and various blues-based rock. Their experience did little more than take the band out of the red, but the addictive musical bug had bitten down hard, and the damage was done.
The band continued on to release “This is Science/Rock & Roll," early in 2014, touting a new, more frantic energy to the act, while remaining true to their pop-sensibilities. But the album's first single, "Strange Moves" was anything but frantic, demonstrating the troupes eerie, paranoid undercurrent embodied their range and musicality.
They’ll be joined at the final evening soiree by local, quirky blues rockers Grimace and the Fakers, New England pop/punk duo, When Particles Collide, and gypsy blues act, Los Los from Chico, CA.