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The Salty Tang

by Betwixt

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Originally released in 1999, Betwixt's highly-acclaimed second LP The Salty Tang has been remastered from the original tapes and reissued on vinyl for the first time!! Get it while it lasts. This is a limited addition release!

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Salty Tang, WFNX Interview and Performance 1998, WBUR "Here and Now" Interview 1999, The Salty Tang, Moustache, and Lucky 13 b/w Seahorse. , and , .

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Stop-n-Start 01:43
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Needlessness 04:42
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Merkin 04:26
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Dead Animals 04:48

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Originally released in 1999, Betwixt's highly-acclaimed second LP, The Salty Tang has been remastered from the original tapes and reissued on vinyl for the first time!! Upon its original release, CMJ called the record "a twisted, yet thoroughly beguiling mess of form-free pop" and added "this beautifully strange record, which is lodged tightly in the gorge that divides avant-pop and art-damaged rock, is elusive and challenging enough to puzzle and enchant even the most fickle listeners." The Boston Herald said "The Salty Tang continues Betwixt's raucous careening with inspired song craft and arty space trips." AllMusic.com said The Salty Tang "spices the group's alternative rock sound with winding, vaguely Old World-inspired melodies and arrangements, as well as with ethereal, slightly sinister female vocals. The band's best rock songs, such as the cello-driven gypsy-grunge of "Mosquito Bites" and the loping, klezmer-tinged "Sound of America," manage to be both dynamic and sophisticated, while the gentle yet disturbing "Needlessness" and the similarly hypnotic "Back of a Hand" hint at their softer side."

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released July 24, 2020

Recorded and produced by David Minehan November 1998 at Wooly Mammoth Sound, Boston Ma. Also recorded and produced by Joel Hamburger February - May 1999 at Supersonic Studio, Cambridge, Ma. Mastered for vinyl by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound. The Salty Tang was originally released as Arch 010 in 1999 by the Archenemy Record Company. All songs by Callahan, Devaney, Nelson and WIthers (c) 1999 Betwixt Music.

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Betwixt Boston, Massachusetts

Betwixt carved quite a niche in their brief three-year career (1997-2000). The Boston foursome featured Gordon Withers on cello (no bass in this band!), Tom Devaney on guitar, Dave Nelson on drums, and Leah Callahan on the sinister/playful vocals. The band released one single, "Lucky 13/Seahorse" in 1997, and followed up with full-length LPs, Moustache (1998) and The Salty Tang (1999). ... more

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