Los Angeles-based rock ‘n roll band TIGER ARMY have released “Prisoner of the Night,” the first track off their much-anticipated new album, V •••– (LunaTone/Rise), release date TBA. Click HERE to purchase “Prisoner of the Night” on iTunes.
Produced and mixed by Grammy winner Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and featuring Tiger Army vocalist/guitarist Nick 13, acclaimed bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Ray Lamontagne, Dan Auerbach) and drummer Mitch Marine (Dwight Yoakam), V •••– is Tiger Army’s first album since 2007’s Music from Regions Beyond.
Tiger Army have been playing “Prisoner of the Night” during their recent live shows, including their current tour with Dropkick Murphys (see itinerary below).
About the track and how it fits into the band’s set, Nick 13 says, “Our sound has always been about a mix of old and new. But this song, like others on the new record, draws from the early ‘60s. It was a transitional period after the end of rock ‘n’ roll’s first wave, but prior to the British invasion. There was a lot of sonic experimentation as people tried to figure out ‘what’s next’? Radio singles of that era also went on to influence early NYC punk, so ‘Prisoner’ plays with that as well.”
Since their arrival in ’96, TIGER ARMY have drawn critical praise from the New York Times, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had a No. 1 Most Requested Song on influential LA radio station KROQ with the single “Forever Fades Away,” shared stages with artists such as Morrissey and Social Distortion and built a diehard international fanbase by blending punk grit and mid-century twang to thrilling effect. Last October, they held their long-running two-day Octoberflame festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The dates, which sold out immediately, were the band’s first in two years and the shows’ electricity prompted the Orange County Register to write, “Maybe the most remarkable thing about Tiger Army’s set was how the band and audience seemed as in-step with each other as ever. If Nick 13 wondered whether Tiger Army would still have a strong fan base after so much time away from the stage, the Octoberflame concerts served the role of reassurance.”
Don’t miss your chance to catch TIGER ARMY live.
Tour dates are as follows (additional dates TBA):
Feb 27 @ Stubb’s in Austin, TX (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 28 @ Civic Center in New Orleans, LA (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Feb 29 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 2 @ Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 3 @ The Fillmore Charlotte in Charlotte, NC (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 4 @ The Ritz in Raleigh, NC (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 5 @ The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 6 @ Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 8 @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 9 @ Webster Hall in NYC (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 10 @ Webster Hall in NYC (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 11 @ Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 12 @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 13 @ Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA (w/Dropkick Murphys)
Mar 15 @ Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD
Mar 16 @ House of Blues in Boston (w/Dropkick Murphys)