Cookie Tongue is a musical project originally bore by visual and performance artist Omer Gal in 2011 in San Francisco. It exists in different formations, from solo and duo to full 5-piece band. Since the release of Cookie Tongue's debut album, Biotic Rituals, in 2014, the project has been freshly born-again on the East Coast in New York City with a new family of peculiar players:
- Omer Gal (Mother Tongue) lyrical picker and guitar and piano plucker.
- Chris Carlone (Rainbow Sprinkle) drizzles in the beats.
- Liza Pavlovna (Liza Wing) drones us in with her little lady harmonium.
- Brandon Perdomo (Silk Spinner) gives life with his seven-spirited flute.
- Jacquelyn Marie Shannon (a ghost who cries rainbows) keeps us in motion with dance, voice and multi-instrumental play (singing saw, glockenspiel, wind chimes, hand-maracas, buffalo drum).
Cookie Tongue transcends expectations for a music project with incantatory songs brought further to life in performance with theatre, puppetry, Butoh dance, poetry, costume and animation. We bring it all together in a pastel cauldron, sprinkle shiny sparks of color and shadow grains, bring it to a boil with a guitar, tickle piano toes with vocals, and simmer and shake in siren song. We intend to inject this same "beyond" quality of our performances in the sound experiance of our new record, ORPHAN ARMS!
As we've been hard at work over the last year playing shows, touring, and writing new songs, we feel profoundly grateful for all of you who have continually supported us by coming to shows, buying our music, sharing a bill, or spreading the word. We are lucky to have a community of friends, family, listeners, witnesses, and fellow art-and-magic-makers-and-defenders out there who encourage and inspire our work and our growth. We thank you in advance for your support now so that we can keep this good thing going in a world that needs music, art and magic now more than ever.
Omer, Jacquelyn, Liza, Chris & Brandon
UPDATE 2/18: WE REACHED OUR GOAL!!!
We can barely express in words how thankful we are to everyone here who donated and shared and supported our project!!
We’re gonna make "ORPHAN ARMS" come to life! - a new Cookie Tongue Record!!
And we are not stopping here there's still 3 days left and we are stretching our goal to get to $5000 or more so we can press the album on 12” Vinyl in addition to cd and make a music video!
Omer was so excited he made this animation in thanks for reaching our first goal! Check it out below
Live version of "Sorry Trunk"- one of the songs that will be on the new album "Orphan Arms".
Risks and challenges
There's always a tiny risk that the project could be delayed due to sickness, drama within the band and other apocalyptic causes unforeseen. But Omer managed to make the previous Cookie Tongue album come to life so second time is even easier!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (21 days)