Thursday, April 14, 2011
Since tearing up SXSW, Twin Tigers have been hard at work in the studio with Interpol's Sam Fogarino. Taking a break from recording, the band play a hometown show in Athens and hit the road with Dead Confederate and Maserati bringing new music and live favorites from the 2010 Old Flame Records-released Gray Waves on tour this month.
Twin Tigers Tour Dates:
Apr 22 - 40 Watt - Athens, GA *
Apr 23 - Sky City - Augusta, GA *
Apr 25 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL ***
Apr 26 - Highdrive - Champaign, IL ***
Apr 27 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY ***
Apr 28 - The End - Nashville, TN ***
May 6 - King's - Raleigh, NC #
May 7 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA #
w/ Dead Confederate *
w/ Maserati ***
w/ Cusses #
Press love for Twin Tigers:
"I'm a sucker for anything loud and brooding and shoegazer-y, especially if it reminds me of Joy Division. These Athens, Ga., youngsters are better at overdriven guitar antics than most and are propelled by a very strong rhythm section. Bassist Aimee Morris is seriously fun to watch onstage, too. I love it when you can plainly see that someone just totally gets off on playing rock 'n' roll." - The Toronto Star
"A four piece, the bands live show kills, reminiscent of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Psychocandy era JAMC." - Aquarium Drunkard
"While the band's dark and explosive sound might recall the distortion of Jesus and Mary Chain and Sonic Youth as well as neo-psychedelic groups like The Black Angels, they filter their influences well, pushing into territory all their own." - NPR
"Twin Tigers are full of high energy, distortion, and vast excess."
"Watch this band closely, it's the kind of band that could dismantle Silversun Pickups from their perch on top of the Smashing Pumpkins/Primal Scream/Sonic Youth post." - Future Sounds
Who are Twin Tigers?
Hailing from the ever blooming Athens, GA scene, Twin Tigers are ready to unleash their dynamic sound unto the universe. Along with other elements of the past five decades of rock music, Twin Tigers blend noise textures with pop structure and shoegaze overtones shaping a sound that’s all new.
Formed by co-workers at the Michael Stipe-owned Grit restaurant, guitarist/vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris began Twin Tigers as their previous bands dissolved. In February 2008, Curious Faces / Violet Future EP was released to great reviews. The band quickly started building a solid fan base throughout the southeast and played shows with Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Jay Reatard, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods, Snowden and A Place to Bury Strangers.
After a slew of revolving guitarists and drummers the band debuted its current lineup with guitarist Forrest Hall, opening for Les Savy Fav at the Earl in Atlanta only a few weeks before their first trip to SXSW 2009. Upon returning from SXSW, the band began recording an album with Joel Hatstat in Athens, GA.
Following the wrap up of their full length, the band was chosen for a nation wide tour with Minus the Bear and the Antlers in the fall of 2009. Twin Tigers’ debut album Gray Waves is out now via Brooklyn based Old Flame Records.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:40 PM