by Doug Moore
Dead Hymns cover
NYC metalcore bruisers Tiger Flowers are well known around the local live circuit for their colorful performances, but their record release schedule has been outstripped by their touring one -- though the band have been around for over five years, they have just one EP under their belts so far. That's finally about to change. We mentioned a few months back that the band have signed with Melotov Records. Their debut LP, Dead Hymns, now finally has a release date: April 6, about a year after it was initially recorded.
We premiered the second single from the album, "Batesian Mimicry," over at Invisible Oranges this morning. Here's an excerpt from our writeup:
Coalesce are their most obvious reference point, but that comparison doesn't tell the whole story; Tiger Flowers are less noodly and more terse, which means that you stand a good chance of headbanging to their music the right way on the first try. The band know this fact and make use of it. Like any good metallic hardcore band, they've got a knack for setting up huge slowdowns with dramatic pauses -- in "Batesian Mimicry," the band pull the rug out from beneath you about a minute into the track. The sequence of slamming grooves that follows is worth the long wait.Stream the new track below.
Tiger Flowers are also hitting the road for a short northeastern US tour in support of the album, which wraps up with a NYC hometown show at The Gutter on April 12. Support and other details TBA.
All dates are listed, with the stream of "Batesian Mimicry" and the entertaining video for the album's first single, "Cruisin' 'Til the Wheels Fall Off," below...
Tiger Flowers - "Batesian Mimicry"
Tiger Flowers - "Cruisin' 'Til the Wheels Fall Off" Official Video
Tiger Flowers -- 2014 Tour Dates
April 4 - Newburgh, NY @ The Wherehouse
April 5 - Potsdam, NY @ Hurley's
April 6 - Rochester, NY @ Firehouse Saloon
April 7 - Akron, OH @ Old Haunts
April 8 - Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's
April 9 - Chillicothe, OH @ Tecumseh Inn
April 10 - Parkersburg, WV @ 5th Street Pub
April 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Arts Space
April 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Gutter