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watch Tiger Army’s new video for “Devil That You Don’t Know”

Tiger Army
photo by Travis Shinn

Psychobilly vets Tiger Army released their sixth album Retrofuture on Rise Records last week, and we’re now premiering the video for its song “Devil That You Don’t Know.” As the title hints at, it puts a dark, eerie twist on classic rockabilly and the Travis Shinn-directed video is just as nostalgic and creepy as the song itself. Here’s what frontman Nick 13 tells us about the song and video:

“Devil That You Don’t Know” exists because I read a bio about The Cramps – Lux & Ivy lived in Ohio after abruptly leaving California under the shadow of legal trouble, prior to starting the band in NYC. While in Ohio, Ivy bought an old fuzz pedal in a pawn shop – I did some research, figured out what it would’ve been and tracked one down. When I plugged it into an early-60s Fender Amp with the tremolo way up, this song poured out.

Talking with director Travis Shinn about his ideas for the video, we were on the same page right away: he was thinking a psychedelic, 60s-inspired approach. I’ve long been a fan of Kenneth Anger and I threw out the idea of using his experimental short films as references, especially ‘Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome’ and ‘Scorpio Rising’. Travis loved the idea and really ran with it, mixing the Anger influence with his own ideas until he’d created something unique and beautiful.

Watch the new video below.

Tiger Army are also on tour now, including an upcoming NYC show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on October 4 with Sadgirl (tickets). All dates are listed below.

In other news, Nick 13 now has a signature Gretsch guitar.

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Tiger Army — 2019 Tour Dates
09.20 – Austin, TX – Empire ATX
09.21 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
09.22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09.24 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
09.26 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
09.27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
09.28 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09.30 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
10.01 – Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
10.03 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
10.04 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10.05 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Électriques (w/ Bats In The Belfry)
10.07 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club (w/ Doghouse Rose)
10.08 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
10.09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
10.11 – Detroit, MI – DeluxxFluxx
10.12 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
10.13 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10.15 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
10.16 – Madison, WI – Majestic
10.18 – Denver, CO (Estes Park) – The Stanley Hotel
10.25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (Octoberflame)
10.26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (Octoberflame)

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