Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tigers Jaw: Two Worlds (released 11/23/10)

Now, if you’re a Tigers Jaw fan (like myself) you must know this album is subdued, in comparison to their self-titled album and Balance & Composure split.  Overall, the album is ‘okay.’ I like this album but a vast majority of the songs are very tame and muted… Maybe that’s just what they were going for but no song truly stands among the rest. 

I recommend listening to “Test Pattern” because it sounds similar to their older stuff.  Although “Smile” embraces the tone of Two Worlds, it is one of my favorite songs on this album. In essence, if you’re a Tigers Jaw fan you will enjoy this album.  But if you have never given them a listen, don’t let this album be your first impression of them.  Their previous album remains my favorite.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What 2011 brings

Another new year.

I’m not sure if I’ll ever understand why people get so hyped about the new year. The only thing I sincerely look forward to each year are all the upcoming releases and bands getting back on the road...touring. It’s as if a reset button is pressed and the anticipation of x number album releases and x shows and fests returns.

The number one thing I look forward to in 2011 is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of The Fest in Gainesville, Fl. Remember the anticipation of Christmas as a kid? That’s exactly how I feel about Fest. The other fest I’m looking forward to is Stay Sweet Fest in Richmond, VA (April 15-17). Then of course Treasure Fest in Charlotte, NC (May 20-22)... It’s pretty much a big deal for my hometown.

And now, 2011 releases I’m looking forward to... as should you:
Feb 22-man overboard-absolute worst

March 8- Defeater- empty days and sleepless nights

April 26- Small Brown Bike-fell & found

April 26- Explosions in the Sky- take care, take care, take care

May 3- Title Fight

Spring 2011-Balance & Composure

Early 2011- The Dangerous Summer

Early 2011- Touche Amore

Unknown 2011- Braid

I’m pretty stoked about 2011.