Friday, December 9, 2011

Show preview: Tiger Bones at the Burlington, Saturday 12/10

By Andrew Hertzberg

Tiger Bones are back with seven new ominous and cryptic tunes. When You Die finds the band exploring the same general sonic landscape as Go Over Here released in March, but with a more fully realized performance and production (despite an ever-present hiss throughout the EP). So that’s really to say, the brooding parts are more brooding, and the surf-punk parts are packaged in tidal wave sized surges of energy. My guess is the guys were watching a lot of David Lynch when writing these tunes, "Alone" sounding particularly Twin Peaks inspired. Conversely, "Send Me Gold" is loaded with fractured and anxious guitar riffs backed with uptempo drums. Although the album comes out Tuesday (via Candy Dinner), Tiger Bones are celebrating early this Saturday at the Burlington (3425 W Fullerton, 9 PM, 21+, $5). Limited stock of handmade CDRs of the new album will be available. The band recently tweeted that it’ll be guitarist Nick Hagen’s last show with the band, and possibly the last Tiger Bones show ever. As if that weren’t enough incentive to get out the door, the show is opened up with the Runnies, celebrating the recent release of their garage-rock stomper You Can’t Win. Sandwiched between the two bands is Paul Cary and the Small Scaries channeling Lux Interior and the Cramps. Gonna be a wild night.

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