album release show:
November 14, 10pm
at National Sawdust
New Amsterdam Records is excited to reveal the new track "Mouth" from Peaks, the upcoming debut album of powerhouse percussion trio TIGUE. Featuring Ira Kaplan and James McNew of Yo La Tengo, the track premiered via Stereogum, hailing it as "a pleasing blast of abstract art-rock." Watch the trailer for Peaks here, and pre-order the album here.
Peaks will see a release on November 13th, and features guitar and bass contributions from Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and James McNew, as well as other contributions from Shahin Motia, Mike Turzanski and Kid Millions (who also produced the record). The group has also released another excerpt from the album, of the track "Sitting" via Bandcamp, which is available to stream or embed here.
Half new music ensemble, half art-rock band, TIGUE delivers rhythmic hooks and patterned drones, uniting homegrown ethos and conservatory precision. Praised for their energetic and focused performances, the Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based members (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody) have worked together extensively on original and composed music for nearly half a decade. Formed in 2012, TIGUE crystallized out of, and in spite of, the eclectic contemporary, pop, and avant-garde influences inherent in their DNA.
Peaks is comprised of a peculiar brand of post-minimalist pattern-pop; a collection of crisscrossed musical conventions that evokes a kaleidoscope of genres. With inspiration from pioneering composers and breakthrough art-rockers, TIGUE has fashioned an album that defies categorization.
About the record, Matt writes, "Like our live show, Peaks is meant to be understood in it's entirety; it's really a seamless, single work in eight parts. But, alternatively, some of the parts are based on song forms; songs where lyrics have been replaced with a kind of compositional complexity. It's music I imagine you would count along to rather than sing along to."
TIGUE is actively performing and teaching at music festivals, colleges and universities around the country. Recent performances have included the International Beethoven Festival (Chicago), the Color Field Festival (Madison), the Frieze Festival (NYC) and the New Music Bake Sale (Brooklyn). They perform frequently in New York City, highlighted by recent performances at Roulette, The Kitchen, Le Poisson Rouge, The Noguchi Museum, and the Knitting Factory.
Peaks track list:
2. Sitting (ft. Kid Millions)
3. Mouth (ft. Ira Kaplan, James McNew and Shahin Motia)
5. Drips (ft. Mike Turzanski)
6. Dress Well (ft. Ira Kaplan and James McNew)
TIGUE upcoming performances:
10/14 - live on WFMU - Hoboken, NJ
10/17 - Middlebury College w/ Alpenglow - Middlebury, VT
10/23 - Times Two Series @ The Record Company - Boston, MA
11/10 - Quinn's - Beacon, NY
11/14 - Album Release Show at National Sawdust - Brooklyn, NY