Acid Tiger (album)
|Studio album by Acid Tiger|
|Released||April 27, 2010|
|Genre||Punk rock, psychedelic rock|
Acid Tiger is the self-titled debut studio album by the American rock band Acid Tiger. The album was released on April 27, 2010 through Deathwish Inc. — a label that was co-founded by Jacob Bannon of Converge. Acid Tiger is a supergroup composed of Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die), Lukas Previn (Thursday, United Nations), Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse, All Pigs Must Die) and J Rattlesnake. The album has been compared to 90s math rock and the psychedelic rock band The Doors.
The album received generally negative or mixed reviews by music critics. Casey Boland of Alternative Press gave the album a half-star-out-of-five and stated: "The more we listen to Acid Tiger, the more it appears these songs were conceived with tongue firmly in cheek (and bong tightly in hand). Acid Tiger might have been a blast to record, but at times, it's a bust to listen to. It's a shame, since Acid Tiger demonstrate the potential to update and elevate a rock genre mostly ruined by scads of hairspray-loving bands throughout the '80s." Brian "inagreendase" of Punknews.org gave the album two-out-of-five stars and stated: "Even with 11 minutes and two tracks of incessant noodling and phasing to go on Acid Tiger's self-titled debut, its listener will have been thoroughly exhausted. Or rocked. But probably just tired and annoyed. There's a great deal of promise Acid Tiger's members bear, but this is just not the fruition of it. Except for maybe Ballou--shit sounds good, at least." Keith Carman of Exclaim! gave the album a mixed review and stated that ultimately, "Acid Tiger have the capability of piquing interest, but sustaining it might be a bit more difficult with the "Jack of all trades, master of none" approach they currently adhere to." However, Kevin Stewart-Panko of Rock Sound gave the album a positive eight-out-of-ten and stated: "It would be a shame to dismiss Acid Tiger based on where they lay their heads because they have a healthy pedigree (including Converge's Ben Koller on drums) and infuse their raunchy punk with the white-knuckled rhythms of Grand Funk Railroad and a blazing up-tempo psychedelic sizzle. You can dance, drink, fight and fuck to it, plus it'll put hair on your chest. What more do you need?"
- "The Claw" – 4:00
- "Dark Hands" – 4:49
- "Like Thunder" – 3:38
- "Big Beat" – 6:26
- "Death Wave" – 9:17
- "Feel It" – 5:14
- "Set Sail" – 6:24
- Brenner, Dave (June 14, 2010). "Acid Tiger schedule dates, playing Brooklyn w/ Chambers". BrooklynVegan. Spin Media. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Boland, Casey (May 17, 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Alternative Press. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Carman, Keith (June 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Brian "inagreendase" (Staff) (September 3, 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Stewart-Panko, Kevin (April 29, 2010). "Review: Acid Tiger". Rock Sound. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Yancey, Bryne (March 8, 2010). "Acid Tiger (members of Converge, Thursday) detail debut LP". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Debenedictis, Matt (July 19, 2010). "Acid Tiger Play 'Without the Borders of a Scene'". Noisecreep. Townsquare Media. Retrieved December 9, 2013.