Brokaw Video Interview

June 2nd, 2006

There’s a new 7-minute video interview with Chris Brokaw, complete with concert footage, online at YouTube. It was made by Will Benham.

Farina’s Big Ouch!

June 2nd, 2006

This gruesome tale comes in Geoff Farina‘s own words from his May 15th website post:

My apologies to anyone who tried to come to the Boston, Northampton, and Portland shows this past weekend: I had to cancel because I somehow managed to chop off the top of my
left-hand index finger
while fixing my bike. Fortunately the E-room doc was able to stitch me back up after a considerable amount of blood and panic on my part, but I’ll be unable to play guitar (and type, write, and tie my shoe) for at least a few weeks. I guess it’s time to pull out those Django discs…

Here’s wishing Geoff imminent full use!

Latest Tiger Saw in the Can / Remix with DJ C

May 15th, 2006

Tiger Saw finished recording a follow up to 2005’s Sing! early this month, scheduled to be called Tigers on Fire. Recorded with engineer Jim Reynolds (who also moonlights in the band), the album features members of the Paula Kelley Orchestra, the Danielson Family, Ponies in the Surf, Unbunny and Lazarus. In addition to the usual slew of originals, there will be covers of songs by Kimya Dawson and the Wailers. And the sound? Dylan Metrano states: “Dance, soul, ska, R&B, space rock, love rock, lullabies, folk, etc…”

And there’s this from the Boston Phoenix:

DJ C, Featuring Tiger Saw, “Fish Town Freighter (Remix).”

Beat scholar, party scientist, remixer of M.I.A., and ragga maniac DJ C is the busiest man in Boston these days: he’s prepping a half-dozen releases on two continents, including seven inches, 12 inches, CDs , and dig-only downloads, with [cohorts] ranging from Kid606 to Ghislain Poirier. But this song is our favorite of the batch: part of a digital-only EP coming out next month on Providence’s Cozy Music, it’s a hard-riding take on a soft-focus track by Newburtyport indie rockers Tiger Saw. C defibrillates their strummy haze, dials up a shockproof heartbeat, and loop their plaintive boy-girl vocals into gorgeous dub-step reverie.

Here is the free download.

Snowleopards Pounce

May 15th, 2006

May is the debut month of The Snowleopards’ (featuring Heidi Saperstein) ongoing Snowleopards Singles Series. First up is the song “Stuck in the Middle,” produced by Mike Oor and Heidi and mixed by Bleu. A Single Release Show is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at Sally O’Brien’s (335 Somerville Ave.) in Somerville, with the Emily Grogan band headlining. New radio singles are planned for release by the band every eight weeks.

In addition on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:30 pm The Snowleopards will be interviewed on WMFO at 91.5 fm on the On the Town with Mikey Dee show

Tiger Saw in Rumble and in Richmond

April 4th, 2006

This Thursday evening, April 6, Tiger Saw will be appearing at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA, as participants in the preliminary round of the
28th Annual WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble
. “Competing” (yes, with judges and points and potential prizes) that night will be three other bands: Eyes Like Knives, We’re All Gonna Die, and Sucka Brown. So come on down and root for this home team! Tiger Saw takes to the stage at 10:20.

Also: Tiger Saw has a video from a recent show at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana up on
their website
. The band during this gig featured mainstay Dylan Metrano, Dan Blakeslee, Alan Bull, and Angel Deradoorian. The song is a cover of Kimya Dawson’s “It’s Been Raining.”