“FATHER TIGER is a modern indie synthpop duo with a love of vintage analog synthesizers and everything mid-century modern. Having grown up on opposite ends of Los Angeles county, members Greg Delson and John Russell now both reside in Hollywood, where they met in 2005 at audio engineering school.
Often compared to Cut Copy, M83, Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip, Passion Pit, and Robyn, the band’s sound is nonetheless unique. Combining live drums with programmed percussion, layering numerous rare, vintage analog synths and incorporating a vocal arrangement style reminiscent of the Motown era, FATHER TIGER has crafted a thoughtful, vibrant and upbeat sound of its very own.”
What a nice way to start the New Year, with two awesome musicians from the band FATHER TIGER. It was a pleasure to have Greg Delson and John Russell join us from their studio in Los Angeles.
Being a big fan of synth pop, FATHER TIGER had my attention when I first heard their single “Shell” and their cover of Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars – “Safe & Sound”. I knew then that we had to have them as guests on our show so that we could help share their music to the world! FATHER TIGER is a band worth checking out, and I can assure you once you do, you will love them as much as I do!
They were so lovely to talk to and despite Greg not feeling the best we managed to have a lot of laughs during the show! They talked about how they got together, their musical backgrounds and how FATHER TIGER got its name! We also talked about their videos, their studio, life in Hollywood and much much more!
Please listen to the show for yourself and you will see just how awesome FATHER TIGER are :
Greg and John also told us about this very unique project they are undertaking over the next 15 months and we are looking forward to hearing each EP as it happens. I downloaded the first one and I have to say that I love every track on there!
Winter Solstice EP – Dec 21, 2012;
Vernal Equinox EP – Mar 20, 2013;
Summer Solstice EP – Jun 21, 2013;
Autumnal Equinox EP – Sep 22, 2013;
Equinox and Solstice (Full album) – 2013 Holidays
During the show we also featured 3 of their songs
SAFE AND SOUND
HEAD HUNG LOW
Also check out the video to this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IZE1x23FaPE
FATHER TIGER also have a great collection of videos, so please check out their web page and join their entire social networks http://fathertiger.com/ they are both very sociable and love to interact with their fans!
Greg and John, it was great to finally get the chance to talk with you. Mark and I hope that we can catch up with you when we are in Hollywood in February. Please come back and join us on the show when you release your next EP!
CAROL’S SONG OF THE WEEK
INDIE MUSIC BUS ARTIST OF THE MONTH
We also showcased the following songs:
THE KINECTED – VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE http://www.reverbnation.com/thekinected
MALYNDA HALE – CITY LIGHTS http://www.reverbnation.com/malyndahalemusic
KODA KID – SHAKE SKIN http://www.reverbnation.com/kodakid