Los Angeles-based rock ‘n roll band Tiger Army have released ‘Prisoner of the Night‘, the first track off their forthcoming album, ‘V •••–‘ (release date TBA).
Produced and mixed by Grammy winner Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and featuring 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‘.
Listen to the first taste below.
Tiger Army have been playing ‘Prisoner of the Night‘ during their recent live shows, including their current tour with Dropkick Murphys.
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 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.
If you dig the track, you can purchase on iTunes [Here]. Stay tuned for more album news, including a release date soon.