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An album of freaky-folky magic and whimsy, puppet dreams, shadow grain, wooden spells and fairy ash on one phantasmagorical palette.
An album of freaky-folky magic and whimsy, puppet dreams, shadow grain, wooden spells and fairy ash on one phantasmagorical palette.
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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.

Love,

Omer, Jacquelyn, Liza, Chris & Brandon

Cookie Tongue


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!

Our new Stretch Goal $5000 mascot "the Alien"
Our new Stretch Goal $5000 mascot "the Alien"

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".

 

Live Show at Radio Bean in Burlington, VT on our last East Coast Tour in 2016
Live Show at Radio Bean in Burlington, VT on our last East Coast Tour in 2016

 

This is where we keep all your rewards!
This is where we keep all your rewards!

 

Live Show in NYC 2016
Live Show in NYC 2016

 

Live Show at Out To See Fest, NYC 2016
Live Show at Out To See Fest, NYC 2016

 

Puppets in Action - frame from our Kickstarter Video
Puppets in Action - frame from our Kickstarter Video

 

Rewards top left: Hand Painted T, top center: Screenprinted T, top right: hand made hand maracas, bottom left and center: ink and watercolor portraits on paper, bottom right: miniature heart drawing
Rewards top left: Hand Painted T, top center: Screenprinted T, top right: hand made hand maracas, bottom left and center: ink and watercolor portraits on paper, bottom right: miniature heart drawing

 

One of Omer's Screen printed shirt designs, He's working on a new Cookie Tongue shirt to send out to you Hit the picture to see more of his shirts, portraits and art on his website.
One of Omer's Screen printed shirt designs, He's working on a new Cookie Tongue shirt to send out to you Hit the picture to see more of his shirts, portraits and art on his website.

 

One of Omer's Custom Hand Painted Shirts which is one of the rewards you can get! The image and size of a shirt he makes for you will be made according to your build and his interpertation of your essence :) !
One of Omer's Custom Hand Painted Shirts which is one of the rewards you can get! The image and size of a shirt he makes for you will be made according to your build and his interpertation of your essence :) !

 

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!

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    A Crumb from our heart

    A single track from the album!

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    A Crumb and A Whisper

    A single track from the album and a ghostly secret whispered sweetly into your ear.

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    • We will call you and whisper a secret in your ear ;-)
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    "Orphan Arms" Album Download

    Get the full digital album when it comes out!

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    "Orphan Arms" Album on Vinyl or CD!!

    A copy of our music you can touch! Comes in CD format or if we reach our stretch goal, you'll get to choose either Vinyl or CD. Comes with a thank you note!

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    T-Shirt + Download

    Pre-order our new Cookie Tongue T-Shirt designed by Omer Gal, Mother of Cookie Tongue. (Also includes download)

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    Bedtime Story + Physical Album

    We'll give you a call to weave Orphan Arms into your dreams by tucking you in with a bed time story straight off our cookie tongues from the Fairy realm. (Also includes physical album)

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    Tongue Cookies + Miniature Heart + Album

    We'll bake you 2 1/2 hand fulls of home-made sugar cookies shaped like tongues. Will ship to you! Yum!
    We will include Mother Tongue's (Omer Gal) original miniature pen drawing on paper of our anatomical phantasmagorical Cookie Heart. (Includes physical album).

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    Your name in a song + Download

    We'll sing your name in one of the songs recorded in the album! You'll be part of us forever!! (Also includes download)

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    T-Shirt + Physical Album

    Get the Album on Cd or Vinyl and the new T-Shirt designed by Omer!

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    Haunted Orphan Locket + Physical Album

    Haunted orphan locket with a secret inside, handmade by Jacquelyn. Plus physical album.

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    Hand-painted T-Shirt + Physical Album

    Omer Gal, founder of Cookie Tongue is also a fine artist and unique shirt maker, so you're in for a wearable artwork treat! And the physical album.

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    Custom Name Song Video + Physical Album

    We will make a short Music Video about your name.
    You'll also get the Album!

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    Hand-painted Portrait of you + Album

    Omer will make a sumi watercolor painting on paper of you kind of like this: http://omergal.com/Ink-and-Sumi-Watercolor-Portraits
    And the physical album.

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    The Art Collector Bundle!

    Includes Hand Painted T, the Album and a Hand made Paper Mache Hand Maraca like seen in the video! That's A lot of Art and Art that makes Music !

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    House show! (East Coast)

    Yes! We will come to your house and play a full length set, much swag included!
    *Only on East Coast

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    House show! (USA)

    Yes! We will come to your house and play a full length set, much O swag included!
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