by Bill Pearis
Austin's Tiger Waves are in town this week for their first NYC shows: Thursday (8/9) at Pianos with Golden Animals; then Friday (8/10) at Cake Shop with Night Panther, Popular Culture and Mariner; and Saturday (8/11) at The Rock Shop with Wyatt and The Happy Problem. All tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post.
You can stream Tiger Waves' Don't Be Yourself EP from earlier this year at the bottom of this post as well as their new "Weekends" single and both of them are free downloads from their Bandcamp site. The band make straight-up hooky guitar pop with some baroque touches, putting them somewhere between, say, The Shins and The Crayon Fields. Pretty catchy stuff.
A list of dates and streams are below.
Tiger Waves - 2012 Tour Dates
08-08 Philadelphia, PA - Grape Room
08-09 New York City, NY - Pianos
08-10 New York City, NY - Cake Shop
08-11 New York City, NY - Rock Shop
08-14 Detroit, MI - Garden Bowl
08-15 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
08-19 Chicago, IL - Schubas
08-20 Tulsa, OK - Soundpony
08-21 Austin, TX - Red 7 w/ Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
09-15 Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Neon Indian