Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Republic Tigers on Daytrotter

One of my favorite new bands this year are The Republic Tigers. If you haven't already, you owe it to yourself to hear their amazing debut album, Keep Color, which I stumbled upon a few months ago. With killer vocal harmonies and a balanced organic vs electronic instrumental attack, the album's smooth sound is immediately addicting. Check out some of their stuff on MySpace.

Now to the news. The Republic Tigers are featured over at Daytrotter with a live five-song set available for download. It's a nice introduction to the group as the article explains a bit about the history of each track and the band itself. I was impressed with their ability to remake their signature sound for a compelling live experience so I highly recommend heading over to give it a listen. Plus, it's free to keep if you like.

Daytrotter Set:
1. Feeling The Future
2. Buildings & Mountains
3. The Nerve
4. Fight Song
5. Golden Sand

and here's a few tour dates for ya...

US Tour Dates:
15 Denver, Co - Hi Dive *
16 Ames, IA - M-Shop *
17 Chicago, IL - Subterranean Lounge *
18 Madison, WI - The Frequency #
19 St Louis, MO - Billiken Club #
20 Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks #
21 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown #

* = w/Bishop Allen
# = w/ Malpais