Tiger Waves know the tyranny of distance, and they seemed to have tamed it for their purposes. In the spring of 2011, the foundation was laid online between two songwriters—James Marshall in Austin, Reid Comstock in Chicago. Tiger Waves is a band born of drop-boxes, email attachments and CD-Rs and while the two principal songwriters living 1,000 miles apart.
The music, however, isn’t necessarily the cold, detached product of two kids with MacBooks. It sounds more like a bit of cosmic sunshine-pop made by two music fans with some digital constraints and liberties. After Reid relocated to Austin, the duo expanded into a quartet—adding the guitar virtuosity and songwriting prowess of Tyler Wharen and the steady drum rhythms of Joshua Kerl (who incidentally designed the artwork for the release).
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On December 17th, Tiger Waves will release their debut single, “Weekends” on Canvasclub, the new singles series by Canvasback Music (Alt-J, Grouplove, The Joy Formidable, Frightened Rabbit and The Orwells). Listen to ‘Weekends’, above.
The track-listing for the release is…
Side A: “Weekends”
Side B: “Sundressed”