Tiger Flowers announces new EP The Vicious Heart, to be released June 23rd on Still Water Recordings.
Standout of the New York City scene for a decade now, Tiger Flowers' signature sound is a cathartic roar, descended from bands like Botch and Kiss It Goodbye, and led by the confessional vocals of frontman Jesse James Madre. The band's marriage of bare emotion and absolute thunder continues to set it apart from the pack. MetalSucks once named Madre, "the best frontman in the Brooklyn scene."
Of The Vicious Heart, Madre says, "The idea was to loosely tell a story and treat the songs like chapters. The story takes us down a road of loss and betrayal. A warrior comes home to find everything he loved taken from him by the man he was out protecting. For this man, Hell is not the war and the death, it's having nothing to come home to after all that."
"Court of Vultures," a song off The Vicious Heart, can be heard here:
The EP was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks by Matthew Shane and at Backroom Studios by Kevin Antreassian, guitarist of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Antreassian handled all the mixing mastering. It follows 2014's Dead Hymns album, and a self-titled EP before that.
1) Chapter 1: Concentric Circles
2) Chapter 2: Hell Song
3) Chapter 3: Court of Vultures
4) Chapter 4: The Vicious Heart
Still Water Recordings is the new label founded by Chris Cruz, bassist/vocalist of So Hideous.
Press for Tiger Flowers:
"The best frontman in the Brooklyn scene"
"[Tiger Flowers] takes influence from elders who pushed the genre into new directions, like Deadguy, Converge, and Rorschach"
"Enough whiplash and metallic, Converge-esque bile to either dislodge or dissolve an entire set of dental work"
–The A.V. Club