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Twin Tigers

Athens, Georgia, United States | INDIE

Athens, Georgia, United States | INDIE
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"NPR Second Stage"

May 30, 2008 - Athens, Georgia band Twin Tigers may have only been around a short time but they are already getting recognized as yet another great band to come out of the well-known music town. Their self-released debut EP, Curious Faces Violet Future is a fierce and brooding, yet melodic collection of songs that shows great promise for future efforts.

Singer and guitarist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris' formed Twin Tigers in the Fall of 2007 when they began writing songs and making basement recording sessions. They soon added guitarist Enoch Bledsoe and Richard Young on drums to fill out the lineup. The band booked their first live show in early December and began work on the EP with Joel Hatstat of another Athens band, PegasusesXL.

The songs on Curious Faces Violet Future are raw, untethered and adorned with sudden snarls of guitar feed back and vocals muddled in effects. Woven in the trance-like layers are simple but memorable melodies that keep the music grounded.

"Red Fox Run," the EP's first track, opens with a guitar motif soaked in reverb and echo effects. It's soon joined by Rain's howling voice. The band employs plenty of moments of tension and release, building more constrained repeated patterns into an all-out wall of noise, with a flurry of atonal guitars and thunderous drums.

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.



Picture yourself alone in your car, lost on a rural highway just after sunset. You recline your seat slightly, put on this EP, and ease into the warm reverb and fuzzy feedback. Suddenly, there's a pinch of paranoia. It gets a little darker. Don't worry... you'll eventually find a gas station.
7/10 - Paul Bullock
- Under the Radar

"Twin Tigers :: Fun Fun Fun Fest"

Back in L.A. after a long weekend spent in Austin with friends at Fun Fun Fun Fest. After the craziness that is CMJ last month, FFF felt like the complete opposite: laid back, relaxed and easy. Best part of the weekend was without a doubt the Jesus Lizard, but more on that later.

Twin Tigers is a band various Athens friends had been telling me about as far back as last summer while I was in town for Athfest. I missed them then, and missed them again in L.A. last month while I was back east, but things finally came together Saturday night at the Mohawk. A four piece, the bands live show kills, reminiscent of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Psychocandy era JAMC. Catch them on tour with The Antlers and Minus The Bear.

At present the band have a 7? and two EPs under their belt; one of which, Automatic, can be downloaded free: here. Look for their debut full-length, Grey Waves, in early 2010 via Brooklyn based Old Flame Records. - Aquarium Drunkard

"Twin Tigers Automatic"

Georgia-based psychedelic ensemble Twin Tigers won't be releasing their debut album, Grey Waves, until early 2010, but they've already been making a name for themselves and gaining notoriety with their live performances alongside Les Savy Fav, Black Lips, Snowden, and, now Minus the Bear.

For those of you who can't wait for Grey Waves to drop, listen to "Automatic," the first single off of their digital self-release, Automatic EP. It's a preview of what's to come: high energy, distortion, and vast excess. - Filter Mag

"TWIN TIGERS on Future Sounds"

We were recently in Nashville for the NEXT BIG NASHVILLE conference, and on our showcase at The End we happened upon one of our new favorite bands in some time - TWIN TIGERS from Athens, Georgia. 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. Their live show is stunning, and not to be missed because the next time you see these kids, they'll probably be opening for some huge act like R.E.M.. Tonight's set at the Viper Room is not to be missed. - Future Sounds


Aug 2008 Curious Faces / Violet Future (ep) Self Released
March 2009 Sexless Love 7" Old Flame
November 2009 Automatic Digital EP Old Flame
March 2010 Gray Waves LP Old Flame



Hailing from the always fertile Athens, GA scene, Twin Tigers are ready to unleash their blend of psych-shoegaze-indie-pop to the universe. Influenced by many distinguished artists including the Velvet Underground, Beatles, U2, My Bloody Valentine, Liars, and countless others, Twin Tigers make a sound that is entirely their own and will keep you coming back for more.

Formed by co-workers at the Michael Stipe-owned Grit restaurant, guitarist/vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris began dating and fell in love, and as their previous bands dissolved, Twin Tigers were born. The two soon realized that there was no way that they’d be able to make both the relationship and the band work, so even though they loved, needed and still had to see each other regularly, the two couldn’t romantically be together.

Twin Tigers released the Curious Faces Violet Future EP in February 2008 to great reviews. The band quickly started building a solid fanbase throughout the southeast and played shows with Les Savy Fav, Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods, Snowden and A Place to Bury Strangers. The band also made their first trip down to Austin for 2008's SXSW festival.

Guitarist Forrest Hall became a permanent member of the band a few weeks before SXSW 2008. Upon returning from SXSW, the band began cutting their debut album. Recorded over the course of a month by Joel Hatstat in Athens, GA’s legendary Bakery Studio (Maserati, Dark Meat, Jucifer, and Elf Power).

Following the bands US tour supporting Interpol the band completed their line-up with drummer Logan Hornbuckle. They are currently at work with Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino on an as of now untitled EP.