City Lights presents
Tidal Arms, Mount Gomery, Tiger Flowers, Sleep Bellum Sonno, Cavallo
57 Waterbury St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This event is 21 and over
When two galaxies pass by each other in close proximity, their shapes distort due to each other's gravity. The outside spiral arms splay out into space, often casting stars and dust into the abyss as their host galaxies drift slowly back towards each other. These distortions are called tidal arms.
Since forming in the late summer of 2009, Brooklyn's Tidal Arms have crafted a unique brand of stormy psych-rock. The music reflects the diverse collective musical history of singer and guitarist Tom Tierney, drummer Francis Mark, and bassist Patrick Southern. Having played in a wide variety of bands with styles ranging from folk to metal, the band members have fused their disparate influences into a beautifully blown out, feverishly grooving sound.
After finishing recording their debut single, "Hair and Teeth / Flooded Meadows", the band immediately moved toward writing their first LP, The Sun Exploding. The band recording the album themselves at their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, called Spaceman Sound. Says Tierney, "Our goal was to make a record that sounds big, but mostly sounds like the three of us playing our music in our space." When it came time for mixing, the band turned to Andrew Schneider (Pelican, Cave-In, Made out of Babies), who had recorded and mixed the band's aforementioned 7". "Andrew makes great sounding records and his studio is a block from my favorite coffee shop in Brooklyn. It's always a pleasure to go down there and work with him," says Mark.
Tidal Arms is set to self-release The Sun Exploding on February 13th, the first day of a nationwide tour supporting Glassjaw. "Writing this album has been the sole focus of our lives for the past year, " says Southern. "Now, it's about hitting the road."
Those familiar with New York City's Tiger Flowers know that they build upon the darkest metallic hardcore vibes of bands like Deadguy and Kiss It Goodbye, and that frontman Jesse Madre's intensity and sincerity are unmatched - and that all this is oddly-yet-perfectly balanced by the fact that Madre riffs like a stand-up comedian onstage and that the band cite early Motley Crue as a key inspiration. A staple of the New York scene, possessing a storied live show that has been described as both a tribal ceremony and a keg party gone wrong, Tiger Flowers have released one self-titled EP to date and are currently at work on their debut full-length album with producer Elliot Geller (Malignancy, Dim Mak) and mastering engineer Shane Frisby (Turmoil, Revocation). There is no label confirmed to release the album as of yet.
BrooklynVegan have described Tiger Flowers with these words: "The band take influence from elders who pushed the genre into new directions, like Deadguy, Converge, and Rorschach, and add in metal influences rooted in hardcore like Unsane... What emerges is a cocktail of furious hardcore interjected with chaotic blasts of screaming feedback, time changes, doomy riffs and most importantly, delivered with tons of live energy."
MetalSucks called Tiger Flowers' 2011 debut EP, "one of the most original and arresting releases of the year". The 'Flowers have yet to release any new material since that acclaimed EP, making it all the more exciting that the band are at work now on a new album. Stay tuned for more details.
"End-times instrumental art-rock" -Baltimore Weekly
"With all the math-core elements their sound are built to bring justice to your brain and your soul. Some EXCELLENT sound here." -TheSirenSound.com