TIGER ARMY FALL TOUR
Tiger Army comes to Albuquerque, NM / Austin, TX / Atlanta, GA / Philadelphia, PA / Cleveland, OH and New York City! Get more info on these and many other shows for this tour at the Tourdates section, many are on sale NOW! Texas & Florida, please note — all shows for this tour in these states have now been announced! New shows are being added all the time so if you don’t see your city/state/region, please check our tour info section For more details!
NEW TIGER ARMY VIDEO “FOREVER FADES AWAY”
Tiger Army on “Oven Fresh!” Starting Monday, July 30th, Tiger Army’s new video for “Forever Fades Away” will be up for online in our videos section! Tiger Army Videos are here! New tourdates added to Razor’s Kiss Tour! New dates are being added every week to Tiger Army’s fall headlining tour, the Razor’s Kiss Tour 2007. Brand new dates include San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Washington D.C. and many more! Please check out Tourdates for a complete show listing, and remember, if you don’t see your city, many more dates are on the way, so check back soon! Support acts for many shows have just been announced — Street Dogs will support on most shows with openers including Imperative Reaction, The Static Age and Said Radio! Tickets for most shows are ON SALE NOW, Anaheim has been sold out for some time now, thank you!
TIGER ARMY ON JIMMY KIMMEL!
A lot of you were disappointed when “Afterworld” was cut off on the broadcast — it’s standard for credits to roll over the second song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The good news is that you can now watch “Afterworld” in its entirety on the ABC website, CLICK HERE! While we’re on the subject, the episode with Tiger Army will be rerun on the night of July 9th! Thanks to everyone at Jimmy Kimmel and everyone who attended the live taping for making it such a great time, and thanks to everyone who tuned in at home to watch our first national TV appearance!
TIGER ARMY. 4-20-13. NEVER DIE & ANNABEL LEE!!
Fall dates! Keep an eye out for Tiger Army headlining shows this fall! The first show to be announced is Anaheim, CA on Sept. 22nd! Ticket pre-sale begins at 10 am THIS THURSDAY, July 5th! You must be Tiger-Army.net friend on Myspace to receive the presale password in a bulletin. Keep an eye on the Tourdates section and our Myspace for more dates and presale info! Remember, Tiger Army is on Warped Tour all summer, we’ll see you there!
TIGER ARMY – MUSIC FROM REGIONS BEYOND
Bebop. Death metal. Trance. Emo. Most genre names sound a little silly, or a lot silly, at least at first. Still it’s not hard to sympathize with Nick 13, leader (and the only constant member) of the Los Angeles-based trio Tiger Army. When asked about his chosen genre, he has no choice but to utter those four risible syllables: psychobilly.
Psychobilly was popularized more than 25 years ago by the Meteors, a British band that played rockabilly as if it were punk rock: loud, fast and silly. Nick 13 clearly cherishes this cultish tradition, but that doesn’t mean he sticks to it. He has perfected a fusion that seems peculiarly Californian: You can hear cheerful pop-punk as well as a dash of lonesome country; nods to both Morrissey (who’s a fan) and the Misfits.
After three underground-favorite albums the group hired Jerry Finn to produce ”Music From Regions Beyond,” a pulpy delight that could be — should be, even — the band’s breakthrough.
At first all you hear is punk: fuzzy chords from Nick 13’s multi-tracked guitar and galloping drums from James Meza. But listen closely, and you’ll hear the telltale sound of strings thwacking a fret board: that’s Jeff Roffredo, who plays stand-up bass, nudging these songs back toward the 1950s.
”Forever Fades Away,” the album’s first single, is a midtempo punk love song with a verse and chorus that wouldn’t sound out of place on modern rock radio. But the lively rockabilly rhythm in the bridge delivers a secret message — We haven’t forgotten you! — to longtime fans.
In keeping with Tiger Army tradition, this album hides a twangy ballad (”Where the Moss Slowly Grows”) near the end; hearing Nick 13 strain to hit the high notes is part of the fun. There’s also a Spanish-language love song (”Hechizo de Amor”) and, even better, an unexpected new-wave homage, ”As the Cold Rain Falls.” (Who knew a psychobilly band could do such a good imitation of early New Order?)
Tiger Army is scheduled to play the main stage throughout this summer’s Warped Tour; condolences, in advance, to whichever bands have to go on afterward.