How Sobriety and Mental Health Issues Shaped Acid Tongue’s New Album

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Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham of Seattle-based band Acid Tongue about Keltner's journey to sobriety during the making of their new album 'Arboretum' and how the artists they collaborated with provided much-needed support.

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The Seattle band Acid Tongue released a new album earlier this month called 'Arboretum.' It’s an ode to Seattle’s Arboretum, where band member Guy Keltner came to terms with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as his struggles with his bipolar diagnosis, during the pandemic.

Keltner and fellow member Ian Cunningham talk about their paths to sobriety and how collaborating with many musicians on this album was necessary during a low point in the band’s career.

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