“Language makes intense and experimental rock that playfully recalls a diverse array of styles, including classic hardcore and punk.” – Paste Magazine

“Imagine Jesus Lizard and Metroschifter slipping in to hijack the intro to Fugazi’s In On the Kill Taker for their own burlier ends and you’ll be in the neighborhood.” – Decibel Magazine



When Omar Afzaal (guitar, vox) woke up the morning of his wedding, he already knew it would be the biggest day of his life up until that point. What he didn’t know is that he would meet Charles Sloan (bass, vox) that same day. The two would go on to play music together in 2013, resulting in some demos. It was when Afzaal and Sloan turned to Craigslist to find a drummer, eventually linking up with Wes Black, that the brotherhood of Language was born.

Following two self-released EPs, the band now announces their signing to Brooklyn-based label Good Eye Records and their Plymouth EP.

Language has been something of a best-kept secret in the live music landscape in NYC. Their experimental while unflinching stylings are the product of three individual talents committed to their artistry, enjoying the hell out of playing with each other the whole way.

Their status earned them a support for Shame in late 2017, with Plymouth set to bring them to the attention of the music-enjoying populace at large.

Stay tuned for more from Language and be sure to check out their tour dates detailed below. Plymouth is out now and is the sixth release from Good Eye Records.


Tour Dates