Tigers On Opium are a Portland-based, stoner rock band formed out of a magical mix of scene veterans jamming and sheer happenstance. From their origins in 2015, ideas germinated for three years, as the band crafted the perfect lineup, but since then, the band has been hard at it. T
hey have hence produced a stoner rock sound that hints at a love for psychedelics and hip hop, as well as a passion for literature and philosophy. This has given the band a unique aesthetic of great art that stays classy with a nice touch of grit. It sets them a head and shoulder above their peers and gives them a sound to call their own.
As the band developed, they toured the West Coast and even had a music video featured by 666 Mr Doom in 2018. The following year saw the band reach a whole new level of activity, playing with local headliners including Hippie Death Cult, LaGoon, and Head the Hive and Disenchanter. The band’s arrival as a mainstay in the local scene was fully achieved.
They mixed a new EP with the legendary Adam Pike of Red Fang and then had Ryan Foster master it. Keeping in line with their hard-nosed work ethic, the band recorded a second EP, meaning they have a pair of releases ready to be dropped this year!
2021 promises to be the band’s biggest year yet, with new music being offered in installments, a release strategy inspired by hip hop mixtapes. The band is eager to play more shows, engage more deeply in the community, and drive towards a bold, new, stoner-rocking future.
As Tigers OnOpium continue to develop and prove that they deserve their place in Portland’s bubbling stoner rock scene, their ambitions only grow bolder. With eyes on the prize, Tigers On Opium seek to win the hearts of heavy rock fans across the globe one show at a time.
Check out our premiere of Tigers On Opium’s video for “Dark Electric” below:
On their new song and video, Tigers On Opium’s Juan Carlos Caceres had the following to say:
“The idea of a vintage, B-side cinema look mixed with floating heads was something I had been kicking around for quite some time, and it was a blast bringing it to life with this team of artists. Pheonix really captured the energy of the track with her fantastically dark, twisted performance and the mixture of hyper-colored visuals really make for a wild ride. However, the filming process was incredibly tedious, and editing the video proved to be even more difficult. Regardless of the challenges, this labor of love turned out better than I could have imagined.”
Photo courtesy of Tigers on Opium.