Broken Tongues
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Broken Tongues

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Hip Hop


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Broken Tongues is a dope ass group outta Denver that you need to know about. I had the pleasure of knowing Greensleeves before he moved back to Denver from NC to start the project, and he’s done a great job of getting it together and keeping me informed. A couple of months ago, they released their first LP “Vocal Chords” (available now for name-your-price download here) and the Monster can attest that it’s dope. Not only did I purchase it when it dropped, but it stayed in the car for multiple days (which trust me, is a rarity!). They do a great job of fusing live instrumentation and jazz into hip hop. If you like stuff like Tribe, then you’ll dig it. - The Mixtape Monster

"Steal It: Broken Tongues, "Does Hip-Hop Remember the Jazz?""

Follow us on this left turn as we introduce you to the music of Broken Tongues. Reminiscent of ’90s hip-hop like Brand New Heavies, US3 and the “Jazzmatazz” releases curated by Gangstarr’s Guru, “Does Hip-Hop Remember the Jazz?” spotlights the six-person collective’s jazz chops, funk proclivities and smooth flows.

While guitarist Zach Warkentin, bassist and keyboardist Erin Angel and drummer Donny Broussard lay down a tasty groove, emcees Greensleeves and Loose Change kick back with calm and confident rhymes that contrast nicely with CC Chambers’ soulful belting on the hook. The group will open for Jurassic 5's Chali 2na on April 23 at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom. Tickets are just 12 bucks, and after you steal this track, you’ll think that’s a steal too. - Denver Post Reverb


Crooked Skyline (2011; release date TBD)
Broken Tongues Official Promo Disc (2010)
Vocal Chords (2009)



Broken Tongues is an innovative, six-piece, alternative hip-hop band based in Denver, CO. At times muscular in their tone, at others soulful and refined, The Tongues craft a singular, live-instrumental style, born from years of musical study, collaboration and performance. The result is a genre-bending alchemy, giving novel insight into evolving trends within live and alternative music.

Brothers/producers Mike and Zach Warkentin founded Broken Tongues in 2008, quickly solidifying the group’s lineup with talented and professional Colorado musicians. Broken Tongues is currently recording its new studio album, while continuing to gig in and around Denver.

Digable Planets, Chali 2na, Nappy Roots, Camp Lo, Bop Skizzum, The Congress, Fox Street All-Stars, Whiskey Blanket, Fresh Breath Committee.