Photo by Casey Curry
Los Angeles-based rock ‘n roll band Tiger Army has released a music video for their song “Prisoner of the Night” (watch below), the companion video to their recently released new track.
“Prisoner of the Night” is the first track from Tiger Army’s much-anticipated new album, V •••– (Luna-tone/Rise), release date TBA. You can purchase the single “Prisoner of the Night” on iTunes.
Produced and mixed by Grammy winner Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and featuring Tiger Army 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.
Talking to Noisey about the album, Nick 13 described the new album as “a pretty significant leap forward for us—it’s an evolution in the sound.” He goes on to talk about the album’s influences, pointing out “an aesthetic period after the first wave of rock and roll had ended in the late 50s. It was a very experimental period before the 60s were really defined. I’m fascinated by transitional eras because some of the most interesting stuff happens during those times.”
Tiger Army have been playing “Prisoner of the Night” during their recent live shows, including their current tour with Dropkick Murphys. The tour, which is winding down, sees them playing Baltimore Soundstage tomorrow, March 15, and the House of Blues in Boston on Wednesday, March 16. Tiger Army will also be playing the House of Blues in Vegas on April 16 with a full North American headlining tour to be announced.
Since their arrival in ’96, Tiger Army have drawn critical praise from the New York Times, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had a No. 1 Most Requested Song on influential LA radio station KROQ with the single “Forever Fades Away,” 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 and the shows’ electricity prompted the Orange County Register to write, “Maybe the most remarkable thing about Tiger Army’s set was how the band and audience seemed as in-step with each other as ever. If Nick 13 wondered whether Tiger Army would still have a strong fan base after so much time away from the stage, the Octoberflame concerts served the role of reassurance.”