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Tigers Jaw To Release ‘Spin’ Via Black Cement Records

Tigers Jaw SpinAfter their 2014 album, Charmer, inspired positive comparisons with Brand New, American indie rock duo Tigers Jaw will release their new album Spin in the UK on August 18th. The album represents the first release from Black Cement Records, a new imprint under Warner Music in the UK and Atlantic Records in the States. The album represents the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by the Tigers Jaw and also the first time they had a full month in the studio without having to worry about outside responsibilities. The band have also been confirmed to appear at this years Leeds and Reading Festival.

Spin can be pre-ordered here for physical formats and via iTunes for the digital release

Kevin Devine Covers The Cure

Kevin DevineKevin Devine is streaming a cover of The Cure‘s “Lovesong.”  The track will appear on the third entry in Devine’s new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Check out Devine’s take on the song here courtesy Stereogum.

Devinyl Splits No. 3, features Tigers Jaw and is due out September 11, 2015 via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders for the split are available now here and digitally here.

Kevine Devine To Release Third Entry In Devinyl Split Series

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced the third entry in his new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Devinyl Splits No. 3, features Tigers Jaw and is due out September 11, 2015 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders for the split are available now here and digitally here.

Live Concert Review

Tigers Jaw / Lemuria / Somos

Live In Vancouver (04/16/15)

Studio East - Vancouver, BC
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It’s a sad fact that all-ages shows are slowly going the way of the dodo bird. It used to be that every touring show that came through town were all-ages with drinking sections; but now it’s rare sight to see – effectively eliminating the youthful crowd from experiencing the sights and sounds of a packed punk crowd. I built my love for music at concerts when I was fifteen and sixteen, singing along with strangers in sold out clubs and there’s nothing I could imagine that would ever come close to replacing that.

So it saddens me that the new generation so rarely gets to experience that joy simply because they’re too young.

With that in mind, it was exciting to seeing a varied crowd at Studio East as Somos, Lemuria and Tigers Jaw played in Vancouver Thursday night. All-ages show help foster an environment of excitement that is sometimes missing from the jaded 19+ shows as it introduces the kids who can’t go to the bar shows to the joys of live music – embedding within them a love of concerts that will hopefully last a life time.

Kicking off the show was Boston’s Somos touring in support of last year’s Temple of Plenty. Their punchy brand of emo was tight throughout, although they were battling a lack of familiarity from the crowd. People were interested and respectful, but the excitement hadn’t hit the fan yet as this served mostly as an introduction to the band for most people. Nevertheless, the set showed a band with promise and in a few years Somos won’t be fighting for familiarity in the scene.

Lemuria were next and considering they’ve played Vancouver numerous times before and are on a slightly larger label (Bridge Nine Records), many in attendance knew the trio this time.  Bouncy when the time called for it, but reserved and delicate even more so, Lemuria were the first band of the night to really get the crowd involved. With three vocalists alternating duties, the crowd dance and popped around while the excitement (felt by both the drinkers and the youngsters) began to build up.

By the time Tigers Jaw were ready, the crowd were bursting and they erupted as soon as the first chord was strung. Despite a recently revamped lineup (three members quit after their recorded Charmer but Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh decided to battle on with a new supporting band), they still sounded spot on. Some were worried as Adam McIlwee’s vocals led several of the band’s highlights, but those concerns were put to rest and the pits opened up, the stage divers flew and people sang along in happiness.

For someone who hasn’t been to an all-ages show in far too long, this was a nice reminder of why there should be more of them. It’s like Against Me! once sang “Just gimme a scene where the music is free /  And the beer is not the life of the party” – you want the music to be the highlight, so that even if you don’t know every word to sing back at the singers, you’ll still be having a damn good time.

Video: Tiger’s Jaw – Hum

tigers jawTiger’s Jaw has released their new album. The new album is titled Charmer, was released yesterday via Run For Cover Records and was recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive, La Dispute).

The band recently released a music video for the song “Hum” which can be viewed below.

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Tigers Jaw Releases Album Early

tigers jawTigers Jaw has released their latest full length early on Bandcamp in response to an album leak.  The album was recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive, La Dispute) and is titled, Charmer, the official release remains June 3, 2014 via Run For Cover Records.

Purchase the album here.

Tigers Jaw – Slow Come On

Scranton, Pennsylvania indie-rock band Tigers Jaw has announced details for their next album.  The band will release their third studio full-length, Charmer, on Run For Cover Records on June 3, 2014.  The band has debuetd a brand new track entitled “Slow Come On” which can be heard here courtesy The A.V. Club.

 and several weeks of touring announced including a run with Pity Sex and a full US tour with Touché Amoré and Dads,

Run For Cover Records announces lineup for 2013 CMJ Showcase

run for coverRun For Cover Records has announced the lineup for their 2013 CMJ Showcase.  Bands from the label include Tigers Jaw, Hostage Calm, Pity Sex, Cloakroom, Young Statues, Modern Baseball, Captain, We’re Sinking, GDP, and Petal.  The show is scheduled for October 19, 2013 at Santos Party House.

Tickets are available here.

The first 200 people in the doors will get a copy of Tigers Jaw’s upcoming 7”.

Tigers Jaw - Self-Titled

Tigers Jaw

Self Titled

Prison Jazz Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

When you get a CD from a genre of which you know very little about, it’s often rather difficult to review. Of course, if you hate it you’re often saved from that conundrum as you’re free to rip it apart and say exactly what you dislike about it. The problem comes when you realize that you actually really like this CD because then you want to describe what it is that makes you like it so much, you want to compare it to others and you want to properly dissect it. Unfortunately you can’t give your readers as much information as you would like because you don’t have that information teetering on the edge of your tongue. That’s the problem I’m faced with in regards to Tigers Jaw new Self-Titled album. It’s been compared to the likes of Pavement‘s Crooked Rain and Superchunk‘s No Pocky For Kitty; but not having ever heard either album makes it difficult to determine whether or not that judgment is true.

What I can tell you is that Tigers Jaw‘s Self-Titled album is a surprisingly calm, heavily distorted,rather mellow indie rock record. While not rippling with energy, the record slowly builds up on itself which in turns creates a sense of excitement. You get songs like I Saw Water whose chorus swells and pulls you in. There’s something about the layered vocal harmonies (which do appear on every track but seem so much more prominent on this track with the female vocals added softly in the background) that stands out. The Sun kicks off the album with a bright, upbeat and happy melody before they strip it down for the slow, steady chorus. I Was Never Your Boyfriend has a pop-punk edge while the following Meals on Wheels really uses the keyboard to their advantage. Although, don’t get disheartened – this isn’t your “I’m so happy” scenester keyboard melody. Instead its used to really cement and backup the guitar riff – to add an extra layer of melody that would be lacking otherwise.

But the thing that really makes this record so impressive is the little subtleties that plague it. You see, this record is insanely catchy without being in your face catchy. By that I mean you play it once and its alright. It catches your attention but doesn’t fully grab you. The second listen you pick out a few more moments and by the third spin you’ve somehow managed to memorize every chorus on the record. It creeps up on you and you don’t know it and on the fourth listen you’re actively singing along with parts of the song and you’ve never once opened up the lyric booklet (well, the lyrics aren’t printed in the booklet anyway so that wouldn’t have helped much). Tigers Jaw found a way to sneak up on you and implant their songs in your memory without you ever knowing and that is a feat worth noting.

There you have it though. A solid indie-rock record that is heavily distorted and incredibly catchy. It’s not always the most upbeat, does have a few filler and the vocals are a tad too nasally at some points; but it still remains a solid enough record to earn numerous plays over and over again.

Tigers Jaw/Balance And Composure

Tigers Jaw/Balance And Composure

Split

No Sleep Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

These two bands are like fucking Mysterio – every time I think I’ve got a handle on them; they disappear in a puff of smoke. I really wanted to enjoy these bands, as I’ve heard nothing but good things about both – and yet….

Tigers Jaw does have an interesting vibe going on, with the vocals running somewhere between the frequently-deadpanned delivery of Matt Skiba coupled with some random Saddle Creek or Count Your Lucky Stars shoegazer. Meanwhile, the music comes across as the kind of drifting post-punk that wanders between thick, guitar-heavy production and ironic playfulness. Their half of the split reminds me of both The Bomb – Jeff Pezatti’s tepid new project – and a morose, barbiturate-laden younger brother of the Smoking Popes. Well-executed but lacking in strong songwriting; they can play their shit, but what they’ve written is just kind of there.

Balance & Composure fare better if only because they temper their brooding with a tad more energy and abandon – though I should mention they’ve got three guitarists, lending that much more potential for a controlled recklessness. Still, as a whole, compositions like “Kaleidoscope” and “Rope” sound like a battle-weary Young Livers trading skinny, eyebrow-splitting jabs with a much nicer emo pop band likeAutumn Picture or something. Meaning they come across as just a tad more ferocious (and focused) than their compatriots.

I keep finding both bands filed or mentioned as “pop punk” on various websites and find this totally baffling. The delicate interlude in Balance & Composure’s “Burden” is rife with indie pop leanings, and despite the fact that Tigers Jaw has some distortion-fattened guitars, their hooks are odd, buried ones ala Jawbox. When I think of pop punk, I think of bands with clear focus and a linear (though not necessarily simple) delivery.  Both of these guys come across as more directionless than that, or at least more obscured in their intentions. Ultimately, it feels like neither band really comes out swinging.

Tours: Pianos Become the Teeth / Tigers Jaw / Sainthood Reps / Dad Punchers

Tigers JawTigers Jaw, Pianos Become the Teeth, Sainthood Reps and Dad Punchers have announced that they will be headed out together for various legs of a full US tour late this spring.

Dates and info are all below.

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Run For Cover Records Launches Interview Series

Run For Cover Records has launched an interview series titled Small Talk that will be featuring talent from their roster.  The series features Alex Henery of Basement and the first interviewee is Brianna Collins of Tigers Jaw.

Watch the full interview of the b-weekly web-series below.

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Young Statues – A New England (Billy Bragg)

Young StatuesYoung Statues have premiered their cover of Billy Bragg‘s “A New England” featuring vocals from Brianna Collins of label mates Tigers Jaw online. The song comes from their brand new ‘Covers‘ 7″  which is due out on December 4th through Run For Cover Records.

On top of the Bragg cover, the EP features Ashes & Fire (Ryan Adams), California Girls (The Magnetic Fields), and Age Of Consent (New Order). It can be pre-ordered here. Regarding the project, front man Carmen Cirignano says:

“For me, doing cover songs was a fun and welcomed challenge. It was a way to tap into artists and styles that really influence us, and learn about what made this music stand out. These songs were covered in particular because they are simply a few of my favorite songs. Also, we wanted to do try a few new things in the studio, which are the reasons behind the duet with Brianna and the synth heavy “Age of Consent”. We picked songs that we felt would be fun and challenging at the same time.”

 Listen to A New England here.

Tigers Jaw – No Mask

Tigers JawTigers Jaw has debuted a brand new song.  The song is titled “No Mask,” and is set to appear on an upcoming 7″ split with Black Clouds, due out on Run For Cover Records.

Stream the song below.

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Inaugural Road To Ruin Fest Lineup Announced

The first ever Road To Ruin Fest will be taking place this year April 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA, featuring performances by The Menzingers, Iron Chic, Luther, Tigers Jaw, The Holy Mess, and many more.  Additionally the festival will be hosting pro wrestling events sponsored by CHIKARA.

More information on the event can be found on the official blog here, or on the event’s facebook page.

The full lineup may be viewed below.

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Tours: Captain, We're Sinking

Captain, We're SinkingCaptain, We’re Sinking announced a winter tour with Tigers Jaw. Starting in Detroit, the tour will make it’s south through Alabama then head back north to their home state Pennsylvania. Midway through, the group will be joined by Balance and Composure. Full dates posted below.

Watch the acoustic version of their song Montreal off of their sophomore album out next year. Watch it here

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Tours: Captain, We’re Sinking

Captain, We're SinkingCaptain, We’re Sinking announced a winter tour with Tigers Jaw. Starting in Detroit, the tour will make it’s south through Alabama then head back north to their home state Pennsylvania. Midway through, the group will be joined by Balance and Composure. Full dates posted below.

Watch the acoustic version of their song Montreal off of their sophomore album out next year. Watch it here

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Run For Cover Records – Mixed Signals

Run For Cover Records are now streaming their compilation Mixed Signals on Bandcamp.

The twelve song compilation includes tracks by Polar Bear Club, Balance & Composure, Tigers Jaw, Hostage Calm, The Menzingers, and Daytrader to name a few.

Tigers Jaw – Distress Signal

Tigers JawA new Tigers Jaw song titled “Distress Signal” can be heard below.

The song will be featured on Run For Cover Records‘ upcoming compilation Mixed Signals which is set to be released September 6th 2011.

 
 

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Tours: Tigers Jaw

Tigers JawTigers Jaw is currently touring the east coast and midwest with Kite Party and Three Man Cannon.  They’ll also be joined on select days by O Pioneers!!! and White Wives

The band is supporting the recent release of their split with Ohio’s The Sidekicks, as well as last year’s LP, Two Worlds.  Tigers Jaw will release a new 7″ in September as the third installment of the Run For Cover Records Singles Subscription Series. 

The dates are below.

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Run For Cover Records Announces New 7" Releases By Tigers Jaw, Shook Ones, Bridge and Tunnel, Hostage Calm, End of a Year Self Defense Family and Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Run For Cover Records has announced a landslide of new digital EPs and 7″ releases.  The label is touting upcoming releases from their Run For Cover 7″ Subscription Series, featuring inclusions by Tigers Jaw, Shook Ones, Bridge and Tunnel, Hostage Calm, End of a Year Self Defense Family and Mockingbird Wish Me Luck. Over the next six months, the label will be releasing one 7″ to subscribers between July and December 2011. The first two releases are confirmed from Hostage Calm and End of a Year Self Defense Family with a release date of July 25th.  Run For Cover executive Jeff Casazza comments on the upcoming releases:

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with some of our collective favorite bands over the next six months. Tigers Jaw pretty much embody what this label is all about. Bridge and Tunnel have been one of my favorite bands for years. Shook Ones have been a band I’ve loved since I saw their first record release 5 years ago. Mockingbird Wish me Luck is one of the coolest punk bands from Canada. Hostage Calm and End of a Year Self Defense Family are two of the most progressive domestic punk bands – yet couldn’t sound less a like. I think each band has something completely different to offer modern punk music, yet compliment each other perfectly.”

Album art for the first two releases can be found below.

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Run For Cover Records Announces New 7″ Releases By Tigers Jaw, Shook Ones, Bridge and Tunnel, Hostage Calm, End of a Year Self Defense Family and Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Run For Cover Records has announced a landslide of new digital EPs and 7″ releases.  The label is touting upcoming releases from their Run For Cover 7″ Subscription Series, featuring inclusions by Tigers Jaw, Shook Ones, Bridge and Tunnel, Hostage Calm, End of a Year Self Defense Family and Mockingbird Wish Me Luck. Over the next six months, the label will be releasing one 7″ to subscribers between July and December 2011. The first two releases are confirmed from Hostage Calm and End of a Year Self Defense Family with a release date of July 25th.  Run For Cover executive Jeff Casazza comments on the upcoming releases:

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with some of our collective favorite bands over the next six months. Tigers Jaw pretty much embody what this label is all about. Bridge and Tunnel have been one of my favorite bands for years. Shook Ones have been a band I’ve loved since I saw their first record release 5 years ago. Mockingbird Wish me Luck is one of the coolest punk bands from Canada. Hostage Calm and End of a Year Self Defense Family are two of the most progressive domestic punk bands – yet couldn’t sound less a like. I think each band has something completely different to offer modern punk music, yet compliment each other perfectly.”

Album art for the first two releases can be found below.

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Coheed and Cambria "Neverender" Free Show

Coheed and CambriaCoheed and Cambria have announced that they will be performing a free show of their Neverender Second Stage Turbine Blade tour hosted by The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn.

The set will feature an acoustic set followed by a full-electric set of The Second Stage Turbine Blade in its entirety. The Adrien Belew Power Trio and Tigers Jaw will be the opening acts. The event will take place at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY on June 11.

Coheed and Cambria “Neverender” Free Show

Coheed and CambriaCoheed and Cambria have announced that they will be performing a free show of their Neverender Second Stage Turbine Blade tour hosted by The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn.

The set will feature an acoustic set followed by a full-electric set of The Second Stage Turbine Blade in its entirety. The Adrien Belew Power Trio and Tigers Jaw will be the opening acts. The event will take place at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY on June 11.

Video: Tigers Jaw Acoustic Sessions

Tiger’s Jaw recently stopped by AlterThePress HQ while touring in Europe for a quick couple of acoustic tracks.  The set includes the songs “Spirit Desire” and “Smile,” from their 2010 Two Worlds full length, released on Run For Cover Rocords.

Check out the videos below.

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Video: Tiger's Jaw – Two Worlds

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Tiger’s Jaw has released a new video for their song “Two Worlds.”  The track comes from their recent album of the same name released earlier on Run For Cover Records.  The band will be playing their CD release show on December 17, 2010 at The Democracy Centre in Cambridge, Massachuse.

Check out the video below.

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Video: Tigers Jaw – Two Worlds

Tigers Jaw have released a new video for their track Two Worlds; it can be seen below.

Two Worlds is the title track for the band’s new EP which was released last week on Bandcamp.

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Tigers Jaw And Man Overboard On Tour

Tigers Jaw and Man Overboard are both heading out in support of each other to celebrate the release of both of their new albums, each of which will be released on July 20, 2010 via Run For Cover Records.  Beginning on July 26th, the two bands will be playing a string of nine shows together. Tiger’s Jaw‘s latest will take the form of a reissue of their 2008 self titled effort, while Man Overboard will be releasing their first official full length.

A full tour listing can be found below.

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