Psychobilly punk rock trio Tiger Army have just released their newest track LAST RIDE, from the band’s forthcoming studio album, Retrofuture produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero) which is out Friday, September 13 via Rise Records. The band recently dropped their first and second singles, “Eyes Of The Night,” and "Devil That You Don't Know" respectively from the record last month.
It’s fair to say that Nick 13 has a deep love of the rock ’n’ roll and pop of the 1950s and ’60s. At the same time, the Tiger Army founder and frontman wrote the songs for new album, Retrofuture, with the idea of challenging the perception that people have of his band and its music. That’s because, more than 20 years after he started the band, Nick 13 is still on a journey of musical discovery and invention – one that’s perfectly captured by the title of the Los Angeles band’s sixth full-length.
Nick goes on: “Retrofuturism is primarily known as a visual aesthetic,” he says, “but hearing the word it struck me that it’s the perfect way to describe our music. It’s always been a challenge to give a short answer on what we sound like in terms of genre, and there are certain things associated with our music that I don’t think necessarily reflect what it actually is. The music of the past is of great interest to me, and we use guitars, amps and effects – certain recording techniques from that time, but it’s not intended to be a recreation. It’s of the now and looking ahead as well.”
The band has also announced a North American Tour to promote the RETROFUTURE set to kick off this September in San Francisco CA, on Sept. 14th ending a few days shy of Halloween back in LA on Oct. 26th. You can also check the band out internationally, hitting up select dates in Germany, Austria, the UK and more!
Check out "TIGER ARMY's" new single "LAST RIDE" below!
TIGER ARMY TOUR
09.14 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
09.18 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
09.20 - Austin, TX - Empire ATX
09.21 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
09.22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09.24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
09.26 - Orlando, FL - The Abbey
09.27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
09.28 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
09.30 - Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
10.01 - Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
10.03 - Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents
10.04 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
10.05 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Électriques (w/ Bats In The Belfry)
10.07 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club (w/ Doghouse Rose)
10.08 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
10.09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
10.11 - Detroit, MI - DeluxxFluxx
10.12 - Cleveland, OH - Phantasy Nightclub
10.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.15 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
10.16 - Madison, WI - Majestic
10.18 - Denver, CO (Estes Park) - The Stanley Hotel
10.25 - Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (Octoberflame)
10.26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern (Octoberflame)
Retrofuture Track Listing:
Prelude Tercio De Muerte
Beyond The Veil
The Past Will Always Be So
Devil That You Don t Know
Eyes Of The Night
Mi Amor La Luna
TIGER ARMY - LAST RIDE
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