Posted in music | tour dates on March 26, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Tigers Jaw

If you've been paying attention to Pennsylvania's thriving punk scene, you're probably fully aware of Scranton's Tigers Jaw. I have to admit, despite seeing them a couple times (once with Snowing and again with Title Fight), I was never fully sold on them, but the material they've released from their forthcoming album, Charmer, is finally winning me over. The new single "Nervous Kids" and previous single "Hum" (which came out as a 7" last year) see the band taking on the grunge/punk/indie blend that their pals Title Fight have also been perfecting with recent releases. Considering it's been almost four years since their last full length and the band underwent a major lineup change, it's not surprising that Charmer is bringing on some new sounds.

The album was recorded with Penn. punk master Will Yip (Title Fight, Paint it Black), and it will be out on June 3 via Run for Cover (Pity Sex, Modern Baseball). Check out "Nervous Kids," "Hum" and "Hum"'s b-side "Cool" (which also appears on Charmer), along with the artwork and tracklist, below.

Tigers Jaw have also announced a tour with their RFC labelmates Pity Sex, which comes to NYC on June 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Also on that date and a couple others are Tigers Jaw's Scranton neighbors Petal (fronted by Kiley Lotz with a lineup that includes members of Tigers Jaw, and who recently also signed to Run for Cover) and Loose Planes (mems of Fireworks, Make Do and Mend). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/28) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/26) at noon.

All dates are listed, with streams from all four bands on the MHOW show, below...

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Tigers Jaw - "Nervous Kids"

Tigers Jaw - "Hum"

Tigers Jaw - "Cool"

Pity Sex - "Wind-Up"

Petal - "Comeback"

Loose Planes - "Licking Cement"

Tigers Jaw

Tracklist:
01) Cool
02) Frame You
03) Hum
04) Charmer
05) Nervous Kids
06) I Envy Your Apathy
07) Divide
08) Slow Come On
09) Teen Rocket
10) Softspoken
11) Distress Signal
12) What Would You Do

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Tigers Jaw -- 2014 Tour Dates
6/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
6/17 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)*
6/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
6/19 - Toronto, CAN @ Hard Luck^
6/20 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean^
6/22 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre%
6/23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court%
6/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill%
6/26 - Torrance, CA @ Center for the Arts Eagle Rock%

* = w/ Pity Sex, Petal, Loose Planes
^ = w/ Pity Sex, Loose Planes
% = w/ Pity Sex, Wild Moth

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Comments (11)

A thriving punk scene made up of people who look like they got lost on the way to an Iron & Wine concert.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 10:53 AM

Music for faggots who like pizza and whining.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:07 AM

Sachercore is the last real music scene.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:13 AM

It's cute that this is what Sacher thinks punk is.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:25 AM

"punk"

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:33 AM

"pennsylvania"

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:33 AM

"sacher"

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 1:31 PM

"quotation marks"

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 5:22 PM

I would drag my balls through a mile of broken glass just to hear the girl from tigers jaw fart through a walkie talkie.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 7:00 AM

punk.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 1:12 PM

i have no words´╗┐

Posted by Jiggle Diggle | May 12, 2014 5:38 AM

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