GENRE | SUBURBAN SADNESS
LABEL | RUN FOR COVER RECORDS
Tigers Jaw has hit some minor bumps in the past year. Like three members of the five piece band peacing out. You know, just standard, casual musician stuff. Despite what initially seemed to be a tragic end, Tigers Jaw, one of the most important bands of the emo/pop punk genre past several years, is still truckin’ on. As a two-piece. But even with the line-up shake-up, the new singles from the forthcoming Charmer (out 6.3) are up to the same angsty caliber as the band’s previous work. The newest song, “Come On Slowly,” sounds the way a human body would look sliced open and laid bare. It’s a raw gut twister, emotionally-driven and fearless, which is to be expected from Tigers Jaw. The lyrics for “Come On Slowly” are aggressive in both their introspective questions of “Why am I so cruel? Why am I so mean?” and the repetitive “Does it turn you on? Does it turn you on?” asked of an unnamed third party. In its loudness and relatable insecurity, “Come On Slowly” fits alongside their other songs as an anthem for bored kids in the suburbs—and thank god for that.
Photo from Tiger Jaws Facebook page