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Making yourself vulnerable isnt easy but it often makes for lasting art and that is certainly true of Tigers Jaws fifth full-length, spin. The album marks a new chapter for the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band for many reasons: Not only is it the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, but it was also the first time they had a full month in the studio without having to worry about outside responsibilities. Furthermore its the inaugural release on Atlantic Records new imprint Black Cement, a label spearheaded by the bands longtime collaborator Will Yip who returned to the production helm for spin. All of these factors converged to create an album that sounds more fully formed than anything Tigers Jaw have done in the past and simultaneously establishes them as a band whose appeal truly transcends genres. While Walsh initially encouraged Collins to start singing lead vocals and songwriting with 2014s Charmer, the duos collective output on spin is a collaboration in the truest sense of a creative partnership. In a lot of ways this record is a return to the way the band started in the sense that it was coming from two people working very closely together and I think that resulted in something that was really cohesive, Walsh explains. The whole experience felt really organic even if the recording process was different than anything we had done in the past together. While Tigers Jaws previous four albums were recorded on tight deadlines and even tighter budgets, for spin the band would record six days a week for 10 hours a day over the course of an entire month and while the band didnt think theyd ever need that much time, ultimately they ended up utilizing every minute. Having all of that extra time allowed us to track everything song by song to give each individual track its own unique focus, Walsh explains. It allowed for the freedom to play around with different ideas rather than keeping t
  • Start:February 27, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM
  • End:February 27, 2018 Time: 11:59 PM
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