Tiger Army "Prisoner of the Night"
Published Feb 26, 2016Twenty years into their punk-and-rockabilly-merging career, Cali crew Tiger Army are getting ready to release their fifth full-length, aptly titled V •••. While the record has yet to receive an official due date, you can sample its "Prisoner of the Night" right now.
As fans may expect, the song has Nick 13 using his velvet drape-soft vibrato above a mix of lightly ruffled drums and twangy, whammy bar-employing melodies. The tune, which features a nocturnal and possibly life-ending narrative, also slides in a vintage synth slide.
"Our sound has always been about a mix of old and new," Nick 13 said in a statement. "But this song, like others on the new record, draws from the early '60s. It was a transitional period after the end of rock 'n' roll's first wave, but prior to the British invasion. There was a lot of sonic experimentation as people tried to figure out 'what's next'? Radio singles of that era also went on to influence early NYC punk, so 'Prisoner' plays with that as well."
You can check out the track below, while V ••• is expected to arrive later this year via LunaTone/Rise.