Athens, Georgia. Home of the Twin Tigers and the local restaurant, Grit. Whereas this little establishment might look innocent it is here that guitarist and vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris met, began dating and fell in love. In the dust of their previous band projects the Twin Tigers were born. Joined by drummer Doug Crump and guitarist Forrest Hall after a rash of previous bandmates the permanent equation was cemented. The band went onto release the Curious Faces Violent Future EP in February 2008.
The band quickly started building a solid fanbase throughout the southeast and played their very first SXSW. Their loud, chilling and excitable sound made them a perfect fit on bills paired with such bands as: Les Savy Fav, Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods and A Place to Bury Strangers.
Upon returning from SXSW the band began cutting their first album. Recorded over the course of a month by Joel Hatstat in Athen’s legendary Bakery Studio (Maserati, Dark Meat, Jucifer…), Twin Tigers’ debut album Gray Waves is the story of a love lost—but not forgotten. Signed to by Brooklyn based Old Flame Records, Grey Waves will be released on March 2, 2010.
::NEW:: Twin Tigers Tour Dates
Feb 3–T.T. The Bear’s Place * Cambridge, Massachusetts
Feb 4–Jerky’s * Providence, Rhode Island
Feb 8–Knitting Factory * Brooklyn, New York
Feb 9–Maxwell’s * Hoboken, New Jersey
Feb 10–The Ottobar * Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 11–The Khyber * Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 13–Garfield Artworks * Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Feb 14–Eleanor Rigby’s * Jermyn, Pennsylvania
Feb 15–The Space * Hamden, Connecticut
***All Tour Dates with Destry (ex-Straylight Run/The Format)***
“A four piece, the bands live show kills, reminiscent of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Psychocandy era JAMC.”
“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.”