Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tijuana Panthers announce new LP + share new single

Today, Long Beach trio Tijuana Panthers are proud to announce their 3rd album, Wayne Interest.Since 2010 their debut, Max Baker, the Panthers have steadily become SoCal cult legends playing both packed backyard parties and sold out concert halls along the way. For their forthcoming album, Tijuana Panthers collaborated with producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen). Along with the album announcement, the band is also excited to share their first single, "Cherry Street". Wayne Interest will be available on June 3rd via Innovative Leisure. Check out the full album details, more information about the band, and the stream of the single below. 

LISTEN: "Cherry Street" - 

WATCH: Album teaser

About Tijuana Panthers and Wayne Interest:

Live and on record, the Tijuana Panthers are a great band. You could say garage, punk or surf while describing their sound, but they're harder to pin than that. The truth is that they write classic songs that don't depend on tropes from any genre. They craft perfect pop and deliver it with energy and immediacy. However, the real magic of this band is in their weirdness.

Behind their picturesque portraits of daily life is an aching despair. This subtle contrast creates an eerie tension between the ideal, the real and the surreal. You suddenly realize they're not the happy-go-lucky beach boys you tried to pin them as, but more akin to sexually frustrated soda jerks in a David Lynch film. And this all makes sense with the fact that they come from Southern California's shadier city of Long Beach, not exactly the fun in the sun that California dream- ers might expect.

For Wayne Interest, the Panthers team up with producer Richard Swift. The recordings took place at Swift's studio in Oregon where the band decidedly took risks in performance and production. The risks paid off. With Swift's direction and upgrade in fidelity, Wayne Interest sounds just as compelling in headphones as it would at a house party in East LA. It also gives the listener a closer look at the idiosyncrasies of the Tijuana Panthers, only making it clearer that there's something off about these creeps. Their weirdness, or bold- ness to be whoever they may be, is what makes this band great. It's a rare quality. The more you listen to the Tijuana Panthers the more you wonder about them. 

Tijuana Panthers
Wayne Interest
Innovative Leisure
June 3, 2014

1. Four Horsemen
2. Torpedo
3. Cherry Street
4. Dark Matter
5. Sooner Or Later
6. Fired
8. Time 
9. 7th Seal 
10. Everybody's Happy Nowdays
11. Reaction
12. Wayne Interest
13. Money Jar
14. Car Crash

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