Italy’s Deaf Lingo will release their second studio album ‘Lingonberry’ in April. Combining melodic punk, lo-fi garage, and bittersweet indie, the four piece has invented their very own blend of alternative rock. The third single leading up to the new album is called Push It. An energized garage rock track, out on all streaming platforms now. Listen to Push It via YouTube below or stream / buy it here.
Sandro from the band comments: “Push it is a song about laziness, no ambitions and being ok doing nothing. It’s about stop trying to be someone society wants you to be. A sort of social disobedience.”
Deaf Lingo’s second album ‘Lingonberry’ will be released on Swedish label Lövely Records on April 29th.
More about Deaf Lingo
Back in the fall of 2015 Sandro Specchia (Low Dérive, Muruhuay) decided to record a few songs on a 4-track recorder in the flat he shared with a couple of friends in the outskirts of Milan. He would soon ask Yuri Ferrari (Muruhuay), Nicolò Arnoldi (Muruhuay, Marlo Tilt) and Fabrizio Patella (Marlo Tilt) to start a new band. The new project was named Deaf Lingo.
In the following weeks, they rented a basement under a pizza and kebab place, making it their headquarters. In October 2015, Deaf Lingo uploaded their first 3 songs as a full band on Bandcamp. ‘Split Pee EP’ featured a distinctive lo-fi punk rock sound and allowed the band to start playing live shows 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 lineup went on working relentlessly on new material.
A few months later they entered CB Studio in Bergamo to record their first full length album, BUG. It consisted of ten tracks recorded live on an old 8-track Tascam 388. BUG was released as a 100-copies limited edition via Fatty Liver Records. At the release party the band struck a deal with Davide Speciani, head of One Chord Wonder, who committed to produce 200 vinyl pressings of the album.
Following the good reception of BUG and an ever-growing following, Deaf Lingo hit the road and added a long list of tour dates across Italy, France and Belgium. In 2019 their focusing on new songs culminated in the release of ‘Friends/Failures,’ an EP that paved the way for their second full length.
Despite the pandemic, Deaf Lingo managed to release a split with the 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 entered the studio to record their second full length, this time at EDAC in Como. The fruitful collaboration with Davide Lasala e Andrea Fognini brought a more mature sound that slightly departed from the lo-fi vibe of the previous works.