Streaking In Tongues Release New Album

Few phenomena captivate the imagination quite like the dynamic energy of family acts. From the infectious harmonies of The Jackson 5 to the sun-drenched melodies of The Beach Boys, the familial bond has yielded some of the most enduring and beloved music of our time. Yet, amidst this illustrious lineage, a new chapter unfolds—one that is as innovative as it is invigorating. Slowly creating their own path through the modern indie scene, Streaking In Tongues is a father-son duo comprised of Ronnie and Elliott Ferguson, whose latest offering, Einstein’s Napkin, stands as a testament to the boundless creativity and DIY spirit that pulses through their musical veins.


At its core, Einstein’s Napkin is a sonic odyssey—a journey through the labyrinthine corridors of the Ferguson’s collective imagination. Drawing inspiration from the poetic musings of “sometimes-bandmate” Marty Achatz, the album unfolds like a series of musical vignettes, each one a testament to the duo’s fearless experimentation and unwavering commitment to their craft. From the lilting guitars of “Lumbering Along Bluff Creek” to the jazz-inflected rhythms of “Timber Wolf With Hiccups,” Streaking In Tongues showcases a mastery of their instruments that is as awe-inspiring as it is infectious.

But what truly sets Einstein’s Napkin apart is its DIY ethos—an ethos that permeates every aspect of the album’s creation. From the inception of the melodies to the final mastering touches, Ronnie and Elliott Ferguson have poured their hearts and souls into every note, eschewing traditional studio methods in favor of a more organic and hands-on approach. It’s a testament to their ingenuity and resourcefulness, and one that pays dividends in the album’s overall aesthetic and feel.

Of course, no discussion of Einstein’s Napkin would be complete without mentioning the essential inclusion of saxophonist Patrick Booth. His evocative contributions add an extra layer of depth and texture to the album, elevating tracks like the aforementioned “Timber Wolf With Hiccups” and “God’s Deep, Wide Pocket” to transcendent heights. Together, the trio creates a musical synergy that is nothing short of magical, weaving intricate melodies and harmonies that transport listeners to another realm entirely.

In many ways, Einstein’s Napkin is a throwback to a bygone era—a time when musical experimentation was not just encouraged, but celebrated. It’s a nod to the “DIY pioneers” of the past—family-centric bands like Oasis and The Bee Gees—who blazed their own trails and rewrote the rules of what was possible in contemporary music. Yet, it’s also a testament to the enduring power of creativity and innovation, proving that even in today’s hyper-connected world, there is still room for bold experimentation and artistic expression, especially with family.

Einstein’s Napkin is a triumph of musical innovation and DIY spirit—a testament to the boundless creativity and ingenuity of Streaking In Tongues. With its infectious melodies, evocative arrangements, and unwavering commitment to experimentation, the album stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when artists dare to dream and forge their own path.

Rachel Townsend