Category: Twin Tigers

Twin Tigers Record a Daytrotter Session

During their last tour celebrating the release of their new LP Death Wish, Twin Tigers swung by the Daytrotter Studios in Rock Island, IL to record a killer session. Head over to Daytrotter now to check it out.

The band is about to hit the road again, this time playing shows with Wild Nothing. Scope the upcoming tour dates below:
6/10/13 Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD w/Wild Nothing
6/11/13 The Southern in Charlottesville, VA w/Wild Nothing
6/12/13 Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC w/Wild Nothing
6/13/13 40 Watt in Athens, GA w/Wild Nothing

Impose Streaming new Twin Tigers album Death Wish

If you could stare into the eyes of death, The Cure and Interpol may or may not be waiting behind those blank pupils for you. But you can bet they’re there for Twin Tigers, where the blackest depths come with a slight tinge of goth-pop. These Georgia peaches build bittersweet melodies from a put-on despair, drawn from the band’s natural dark side.

Soon to release their Death Wish LP on Old Flame Records, Twin Tigers’ frontman Matthew Rain gave us a look inside his funeral genie’s lamp, singing the tune of ye olde rock-and- roll lifestyle and offering up a first listen to the new LP.

Stream the LP and read the interview now at Impose.

Brooklyn Vegan Premieres Twin Tigers Racecar Video

Our pals Brooklyn Vegan premiered the new video from Twin Tigers.

Athens, GA’s Twin Tigers will release their second album, Death Wish, next week (4/9) via Old Flame Records. You can get a taste of the gothy psych therein via first single “Racecar,” which we’ve got the premiere of the video in this post. The stark black-and-white clip features, pills, speeding, blunt objects, rope and possibly illegal organ transplants.

The band’s Matthew Rain explains:
The realer than life feel of the missing eye came from Logan (drummer) being a cancer survivor. He got cancer in his left eye at age 4 and had to have it removed. The abuse for logan was pretty extreme as he got tackled to the ground about ten times and had an asthma attack from being left in the tub of ice between shots. When I (matthew) wrote the story for the video I didn’t know how bad that would be for him. When Logan showed it to his mom she was so uncomfortable she couldn’t finish it.

You can watch that video below. Twin Tigers are also gearing up for a tour which hits NYC for two stops: April 25 at Glasslands (tickets) with Honduras and The Teen Age; and April 26 at Pianos (tickets) with Nude Pop. All tour dates are listed below.

Twin Tigers – 2013 Tour Dates
Apr. 06 Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
Apr. 12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Apr. 16 Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
Apr. 17 Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
Apr. 19 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Apr. 21 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Apr. 23 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr. 24 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Apr. 25 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Apr. 26 New York, NY – Pianos
Apr. 27 Hamden, CT – The Space
Apr. 30 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
May 01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
May 02 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
May 03 Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
May 05 St Louis, MO – The Demo
May 06 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
May 07 Chattanooga, TN – JJ Bohemia’s
May 08 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
May 09 Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
May 10 Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
May 11 Orlando, FL – Peacock Room

Spin Premieres Twin Tigers Racecar MP3

Twin Tigers just wrapped work on their second full-length, Death Wish (out April 9) , at a studio “on loan from Interpol,” according to the Athens, Georgia band’s website. But recording space isn’t the only thing this foursome shares with those former kings of downtown New York — “Racecar,” our first peek at Twin Tigers’ upcoming LP, draws much of its energy from the same post-punk source material Interpol used to turn on the bright lights 11 years ago. Frontman Matthew Rain’s Bauhaus-indebted monotoning manages to sound simultaneously claustrophobic and expansive against his band’s sharply swerving guitar lines, while cymbal swirls bleed color into the track’s otherwise black-and-white landscape.

Listen to the track now on Spin.

Tons of Old Flame Bands Swarming NYC for CMJ Next Week

Old Flame has many great new bands playing this year at CMJ.

For those of you who will be in town we are throwing 2 parties. We’d love to see you at either or both!

First on Thursday October 18th. Old Flame and A Heart Is A Spade Present and Official CMJ Showcase at Pianos (Upstairs).

7:00pm Fantasy Rainbow
7:45pm Your Youth
8:30pm Lost Boy ?
9:15pm You Won’t
10:00pm Turf War
10:45pm Mean Creek
11:30pm Twin Tigers

We are also throwing a fun day party with Heist or Hit Records (UK) that will have loads of FREE Brooklyn Brewery beer at Delinquency in Bushwick!

12:15pm Gross Relations
1:00pm Your Youth
1:45pm Caged Animals
2:30pm Twin Tigers
3:15pm Shark?
4:00pm Fantasy Rainbow
4:45pm Lost Boy ?
5:30pm Tiny Victories

See below for a full list of upcoming CMJ shows for all our participating artists:

Lost Boy ?
10/16 11pm @ Bell House (149 7th Street)
10/17 5:30pm @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue)
10/18 8:30pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 4:45pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/19 11:30pm Spincloud Party @ Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street)
10/20 9:15pm Louisiana Purchase Party @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue)

Mean Creek
10/16 10:45pm Allston Pudding Show @ Union Hall (702 Union Street)
10/17 2pm Pirate Pirate Party @ Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street)
10/17 7pm Official CMJ Show @ Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C)
10/18 Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 Outlaw Roadshow @ Bowery Electric (327 Bowery)

Shark?
10/19 Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/20 9:40pm Get Bent!/Dirty Laundry TV Party @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)

Turf War
10/16 10pm @ Bell House (149 7th Street)
10/17 11:30pm Surprise Attack! Party @ Webster Hall Marlin Room (125 East 11th Street)
10/18 10pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)

Twin Tigers
Wednesday 10/17/12 9pm Team Clermont Showcase @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave)
Wednesday 10/17/12 12am Let’s Get Messy Party @ (249 4th Avenue)
Thursday 10/18/12 11:30pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
Friday 10/19/12 2:30pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)

You Won’t
10/16 3:15pm I Rock I Roll Party @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/16 10pm BANNERS Showcase @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/17 9pm Songs from a Room NYC (private show)
10/18 4:30pm Floating Fest @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/18 9:15pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 12:30pm Outlaw Roadshow @ Bowery Electric Map Room Stage (327 Bowery)
10/19 7:45pm Danger Village Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/20 4pm BuzzChips / My Free Concert Party @ Living Room (154 Ludlow St)

Your Youth
10/18 7:45pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 1pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)

Twin Tigers featured in DC Shoes Video

DC Shoes use Twin Tigers song “Crystal Highway” in a new video featuring rider and X Games star Robbie Maddison.

Check it out here:

Twin Tigers touring with Maserati

Athens, GA’s Maserati are taking their hometown friends Twin Tigers out for a run of dates in late April.
4.25 @ Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
4.26 @ Champaign, IL @ High Dive
4.27 @ Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
4.28 @ Nashville, TN @ The End

Be on the lookout for more Twin Tigers dates very soon. The band is currently wrapping up recording on a new EP with Sam Fogarino from Interpol in Athens, GA.

RCRDLBL Premieres Twin Tigers – Bear In Heaven Remix

Twin Tigers are currently tearing through the mid-west amidst their first headlining tour of their LP Gray Waves. Thanks to all who’ve come out to support.

One of our favorite blogs RCRDLBL just premiered a Bear In Heaven remix of “Everyday.” Check it out below.

Twin Tigers’ epic Athens rock gets ever more epic with a spectral wash from adroit psychpoppers Bear in Heaven. This remix sees “Everyday” in a wide-angled lens where air and earth wrestle for sonic share—cumulous vocals ascend while weighty guitar distortions pull down. Contradictions! We love those. Safe bet there will be more on Twin Tigers’ upcoming EP (which they’re recording with Sam Fogarino of Interpol). For those who can’t wait, pick up the band’s tumultuous rock debut on Old Flame now.