Tigers Jaw – “S/T”

Album Reviews | Nov 8th, 2008

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Record Label: Prison Jazz Records
Genre: Indie Pop

Not to be confused with Tiger Saw, Tiger Claw, or my new band Tiger Summer Glau, this Scranton band plays appealing Superchunky fuzz-pop that harks back to a time when emo wasn’t a curse word.

You know the deal: bright hooks played with head-clouding distortion; slightly muddy but driven rhythm section; midtempo and emotively yarled vocals. They’re not original, but amazingly, they don’t sound dated. These guys sound like an opening band that I wouldn’t mind standing through. I wouldn’t go out of my way to see them, but I wouldn’t hide at the bar during their set, either. I’d probably stand there with a cup of beer and nod my head along to the music with surprised appreciation while keeping an eye on the girls in the front row.

In case that sounds tepid, just remember that I hate 90s college radio indie and all types of emo with the nuclear power of a thousand exploding suns. So keep doing what you’re doing, Tigers Jaw, but don’t be afraid to rock out a little harder.

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Notable Tracks: The Sun, Between Your Band And The Other Band
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