Always interesting to see my own photos pop up on my dashboard. I wish they had linkbacks attached.
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Tigers Jaw | Spirit Desire 7” | Tiny Engines | 2nd press
Clear w/ Black swirl | /150
Light Grey | /250
Pink | /350
I know that you will always be the one who’s my spirit desire.
Spend my time.
Tell me that you’re always going to be my life.
It’s kinda funny seeing my own photos randomly reblogged and showing up on my Dashboard. Check the whole set here.
WE ARE MADE FROM CHEMICALS. BUT WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER IS MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
Stealing a page out of my friend Charlie’s book, here’s a collection of some of my favorite songs from this year. This is part one of two. Look out for the other soon. Let me know if you’re digging on anything. And go buy these band’s records.
Cover photo is a stage shot before seeing Rosetta back in January.
Tigers Jaw | Two Worlds | Run For Cover Records | Light Yellow | /300
I’m a member of a large group of people who discovered Tigers Jaw last year when they pressed their self-titled full length on vinyl and began advertising it at large all around the internet. Their blend of Jawbreaker meets Brand New pop punk is earnest, accessible, and catchier than almost anything else I’ve listened to in the last year. Which is why it’s been a bit of an task for me to really get into their new record, Two Worlds.
Two Worlds is a little more grown up. A little rougher and maybe a little more punk. Tigers Jaw saw some small success since their self-titled came out. They were finally able to tour outside of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/New York area. I’m willing to bet their time on their first tour West shaped some of this sound. I think the hooks aren’t as obvious in Two Worlds, they’re a little hidden. But then you play tracks like “Test Pattern” which is heavy with the same longing meets upbeat pop punk that their self-titled was riddled with. Or “I Saw The Wolf”, a slower, more sorrow song which begs
Am I invisible now?
I became the dust as it settled.
I saw the wolf in the storm
A native son
A warm home
Am I alone?
It’s a heavy record, though you might not think so at first. And the hooks aren’t as obvious as you’d expect. I’m growing to love Two Worlds as much as I do the self-titled with every listen. Go grab their albums from Run For Cover Records.
Tigers Jaw | Tigers Jaw
1st press | Black | screen printed cover | hand written track list on back of sleeve | /400
Run For Cover Records
2nd press | Orange | /200
2nd press | Tour press: Black | stamped labels | hand #’d: 78/100
hahaha now I have Tigers Jaw records in both black and orange variants. Get it? Cause tigers are black? and orange? I’ll go away now.
Click through to check out a set of photos from last night’s Tigers Jaw show in Portland, OR.
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Tigers Jaw are playing the West Coast for the first time and I was very excited to be able to see them last night. I felt a little weird about attending a house show in a city I’ve only lived in for a few months. Jenni and I didn’t know anybody there. But we made our way into a poorly lit, mildewy basement for a 4 hour show featuring some local acts and The Sidekicks and Tigers Jaw. TJ played nearly every song I could have wanted them to play. I was hoping to hear “Never Saw It Coming”, but I really cannot complain since they played past curfew at our request (“Fuck it! We’re punk, let’s do it!”) and closed out the show with my/everyone’s favorite song “Plane vs. Tank vs. Submarine”.
In case you’re not familiar with Tigers Jaw they hail from Scranton, PA and play insanely catchy pop punk. Sure, it’s been done and is still continuing to be re-hashed, but something sets Tigers Jaw apart. Maybe it’s the simpleness the songs hold, or the Jesse Lacey favorite Epiphone hollow body guitar, all mixed with a little bit of nostalgia. If you enjoy Jawbreaker or Promise Ring or Your Favorite Weapon era Brand New you will love Tigers Jaw.
The show was lit entirely by a single uncovered light bulb. I was lucky to get the shots I did with skewed lighting and bodies moving everywhere. But it was fun to shoot, fun to watch, and fun to shout and tear my vocal cords out for. I hope they make it back this way again soon. Check them out while they’re still on tour and grab their recently repressed self-titled record. I spin it atleast once a week.