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"Listen"

Rock 'n' roll like the classic guitar straightforward style, this makes you just shake your head and think about the Rolling Stones-when they were young, before your time, but still, think about them. Think about the Replacements, but not as drunk, think about the New York Dolls, but not as messed up. Think about how cool it is to just kick back and listen to some good rock. - The Big Takeover


"Riffs"

Tiger Mountain makes rock fun again...the music is scruffy, unpretentious guitar rock built on meaty riffs and catchy vocal melodies that latch on to your cerebrum and won't let go. - The Hartford Courant


"Interesting"

Tiger Mountain does sparse, harmony-rich 70s rock a la Steve Miller. The songs are there and so is the buzz-what's interesting is that guys from Murphy's Law and Nada Surf are getting lumped with the Strokes and written up on Rolling Stone. - New York Press


"New Band"

One of the best new bands in New York City's thriving underground scene. - UPI Newswire


"Really? Wow."

Tiger Mountain is a local band that stares down The Who and The Beatles. - The Onion


"All the Young Punks"

The beautiful harmonies and melodies glide along groovy bass and drum tracks. Catchy song one after another. Put every classic rock record you have in a blender and you will be drinking a new smoothie called Tiger Mountain. From a man that has a billion cd's and I find myself not wanting any more, this disk will find itself to the top of the pile so I can listen to it over and over.. I sincerely thank you for making a rock record this great. THANKS TIGER MOUNTAIN. - Punk Planet


"Falling in love"

It is a record that reenacts that blissful adolescent feeling of falling in love with rock 'n' roll. But this isn't revivalism or imitation; it is an infection and a fascination that has been flowing from generation to generation. - Cornell Daily Sun


"Beats and guitar interplay"

Driven by snappy beats and dual guitar interplay set in effectively concise and harmonically rich arrangements...have definite radio hit potential and would sound right at home next to one of the newer critical darlings like The Strokes. - Staten Island Advance


"Claim their place"

Tiger Mountain is here to claim their place in the music industry and more importantly, bring conventional rock 'n' roll out of the gutter. - Under the Volcano


"60s 70s and 80s"

Promising with bits of 60s pop, 70s white shoe, skinny tie variety new-wave and 80s energy, all used wisely. Best shot for national glory. - New Haven Register


Discography

"Analog Heads Gone French" LP/CD
Best of 2002 - Q104.3fm; WFMU; WLIR; WOUR.
"Get Along Like A House On Fire" LP/CD
2005 release.

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Bio

Working in a basement studio four stories underneath a Little Italy tenement, NYC songwriters Mike Jackson and Tyler Lenane set out to create new life from the ashes of their much-beloved (and missed) rock outfit Girltoucher. Recruiting bassist Dean Rispler (ex-Murphy's Law) and drummer Aaron Conte (ex-nada surf) they created the line up that is tiger mountain. Together they have fused elements from 60's British Invasion pop, Motown, and the big-rock sounds of the 70's, and play it with a fury recalling the sneer of 77-era punk. Their first release "Analog Heads Gone French" earned praise from mainstream radio and many college stations, fanzines, Rolling Stone.com, and The Big Takeover. This summers release "Get Along Like A House On Fire" shows the band growing into their potential. Adding new elements to their sound with several acoustic tracks and a more pensive lyrical style another dimension is added bringing the songs up to a new level. Ignoring the trends around them they create songs that sound both familiar and fresh. Tight vocal harmonies and easy give-and-take reflect the years spent together in basements, bars, van trips from city to city playing the music they can't live without.