Milan, Italy alt. Rockers Deaf Lingo release “Reception”, the fourth and final single from their second studio album “Lingonberry”. Stream the single here. “Reception” is a fresh and defiant garage rock track, infused with lo-fi, heavy guitars and screaming vocals. Lyrically dealing with an unplanned pool party, “Reception” entertains with equal parts uplifting vocal arrangements, equal parts untamed punk mayhem.
Deaf Lingo singer and guitarist Sandro comments: “The song is about what happened when we got back from a walk in the mountains. That afternoon we went to our singer Sandro’s house and there’s had a pool party without us knowing it. Our owners were on vacation. , and their son was secretly throwing a party, with pools and lots of free booze. It was a really fun day and Mauro, our drummer, was thrown into the pool while dressed as a hiker.”
Deaf Lingo’s single “Reception” was released on all streaming platforms on April 1. The band’s second studio album “Lingonberry” is set to be released on Lövely Records on April 29.
In the fall of 2015, Sandro Specchia (Low Dérive, Muruhuay) decided to record a few songs on a 4-track recorder in the apartment he shared with a couple of friends in the suburbs of Milan. He will soon ask Yuri Ferrari (Muruhuay), Nicolò Arnoldi (Muruhuay, Marlo Tilt) and Fabrizio Patella (Marlo Tilt) to create a new group. The new project was named Deaf Lin-go.
In the following weeks, they rented a basement under a pizzeria and a kebab shop, which made it their headquarters. In October 2015, Deaf Lingo uploaded their first 3 songs as a full band to Bandcamp. “Split Pee EP” featured a distinctive lo-fi punk rock sound and allowed the band to begin playing gigs in the Milan area.
In 2016, Mauro Ronchi (La Scatola Nera) and Gabriele Zaramella (Losing Traces) replaced drummer Fabrizio Patella and bassist Nicolò Arnoldi, who had left the band due to other ongoing projects. The new range continued to work tirelessly on new materials.
A few months later, they entered the CB Studio in Bergamo to record their first full album, “BUG”. It consisted of ten tracks recorded live on an old 8-track Tascam 388. “BUG” was released as a limited edition of 100 copies via Fatty Liver Records. At the release party, the band struck a deal with One Chord Wonder manager Davide Speciani, who agreed to produce 200 vinyl pressings of the album.
Following the positive reception of “BUG” and a growing following, Deaf Lingo hit the road and added a long list of tour dates across Italy, France and Belgium. In 2019, their focus on new songs resulted in the release of Friends/Failures, an EP that paved the way for their second album.
Despite the pandemic, Deaf Lingo managed to release a split with garage band Double Not and a song for the benefit compilation “KILLED BY BOREDOM – 27 Songs By Lock-Down Survivors” (OCW records). In March 2021, Deaf Lingo finally enters the studio to record its second feature film, this time at the EDAC in Como. The successful collaboration with Davide Lasala and Andrea Fognini brought a more mature sound that deviated slightly from the lo-fi vibe of previous works.
Sandro Specchia – Guitars / Lead vocals
Yuri Ferrari – Guitars
Gabriele Zaramella – Bass
Mauro Ronchi – Drums
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