Entries tagged with: Twin Tigers
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Twin Tigers - Racecar (MP3)
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 you can download the MP3 above, and we've got the premiere of its 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.
Laura Stevenson @ MHOW in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laura Stevenson and the Cans have a short run of dates this month which kicks off in NYC for CMJ and then makes its way south, culminating in Gainesville's The Fest. During CMJ the band will play the Deli showcase at The Delancey on October 16 with Blonds, Shakey Graves, XNY, Backwords, Swear and Shake, and more. Then after that, they'll play the Let's Get Messy showcase at The Rock Shop on October 17 with Roomrunner, Archie Powel & The Exports, Twin Tigers, Pretty & Nice, and more. Advance tickets for the Rock Shop show are available and you can also try to get into both of those shows with your CMJ badge.
As mentioned, when the band returns home after their October run, they'll play a local show in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on November 11 with The Shondes, Leda, and ADVAITA. Tickets for that show are still available.
In related news, The Mountain Goats' 2002 LP, Tallahasse, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and in honor of that, Crooked Neighbor is releasing a tribute album called Tallahasee Turns Ten, out digitally on November 5 and physically in January, 2013. The album features covers by Laura Stevenson, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Miracles of Modern Science, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb the Music Industry! and others. You can stream Laura Stevenson's take on "No Children," and check out a list of all upcoming LSATC dates below.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...