TIGUE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM PEAKS
SHARES NEW TRACK “SITTING” (FEAT. KID MILLIONS)
AND ALBUM TRAILER
PEAKS DUE NOVEMBER 13, 2015
VIA NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS
New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Peaks, the debut full-length album from powerhouse percussion trio TIGUE, which will see a release on November 13th. Peaks features guitar and bass contributions from Yo La Tengo‘s Ira Kaplan and James McNew, as well as other contributions from Shahin Motia, Mike Turzanski and Kid Millions (who co-produced the record with TIGUE). To ring in the announcement, the group has shared a single edit of the track “Sitting” (feat. Kid Millions) and an album trailer that features clips of the new music over performance footage, which is available to stream or embed HERE. The group has several performances scheduled, including dates at Chicago’s Frequency Series on September 6, Columbus, OH’s Short North Theater on September 9, and Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on November 14. The full list of TIGUE’s upcoming performances can be found below.
Half new music ensemble, half art-rock band, TIGUE delivers rhythmic hooks and patterned drones, uniting homegrown ethos and conservatory precision. Praised for their energetic and focused performances, the Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based members (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) have worked together extensively on original and composed music for nearly half a decade. Formed in 2012, TIGUE crystallized out of, and in spite of, the eclectic contemporary, pop, and avant-garde influences inherent in their DNA.
Peaks is comprised of a peculiar brand of post-minimalist pattern-pop; a collection of crisscrossed musical conventions that evokes a kaleidoscope of genres. With inspiration from pioneering composers and breakthrough art-rockers, TIGUE has fashioned an album that is beautifully indefinable.
About the record Matt writes “Like our live show, Peaks is meant to be understood in it’s entirety; it’s really a seamless, single work in eight parts. But, alternatively, some of the parts are based on song forms; like songs where the lyrics have been replaced with compositional complexity. It’s music I imagine you would count along to rather than sing along to.”
TIGUE is actively performing and teaching at music festivals, colleges and universities around the country. Recent performances have included the International Beethoven Festival (Chicago), the Color Field Festival (Madison), the Frieze Festival (NYC) and the New Music Bake Sale (Brooklyn). They perform frequently in New York City, highlighted by recent performances at Roulette, The Kitchen, Le Poisson Rouge, The Noguchi Museum, and the Knitting Factory.
3. Mouth (ft. Ira Kaplan, James McNew and Shahin Motia)
5. Drips (ft. Mike Turzanski)
6. Dress Well (ft. Ira Kaplan and James McNew)
TIGUE upcoming performances:
9/6 – Frequency Series – Chicago, IL
9/9 – Short North Theater – Columbus, OH
11/14 – National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY