Tiger and the Duke

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Tiger and the Duke
Studio album by The Sound of Animals Fighting
Released February 15, 2005
Recorded Unknown
Genre Experimental rock, post-hardcore, art rock, ambient
Length 34:08 (Original edition)
71:29 (reissue)
Label Stars And Satellites Records (Original edition)
Equal Vision Records (reissue)
Producer Rich Balling
The Sound of Animals Fighting chronology
Tiger and the Duke
Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
(2006)Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...2006
Reissue cover
The reissue cover of Tiger and The Duke.
The reissue cover of Tiger and The Duke.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (84%) [1]

Tiger and the Duke is the debut album by the experimental rock band The Sound of Animals Fighting. Four songs from this album were released in demo form on a 2004 EP of the same title.

It is a concept album revolving around the title character, Duke, and the Captain who runs the ship they are sailing. The cargo of the ship are crazy animals who howl and fight below the deck. Eventually the Captain's sons start a mutiny in which the Captain jumps off the ship.

The album was reissued via Equal Vision Records on June 26, 2007. The reissue features all tracks remixed, with new interludes, and new artwork by Drew Roulette of dredg and Dark Heavens and packaging along with eight remixes from Lover, The Lord Has Left Us....[2] The album peaked at 35 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Overture" – 1:29
  2. "Act I: Chasing Suns" – 5:13
  3. "Interlude" – 2:30
  4. "Act II: All Is Ash or the Light Shining through It" – 4:19
  5. "Interlude" – 2:39
  6. "Act III: Modulate Back to the Tonic" – 4:50
  7. "Interlude" – 1:53
  8. "Act IV: You Don't Need a Witness" – 5:21
  9. "Postlude" – 5:54

Re-issue track listing[edit]

  1. "Overture" – 3:26
  2. "Act 1: Chasing Suns" – 5:10
  3. "Interlude" – 2:22
  4. "Act 2: All Is Ash or the Light Shining through It" – 4:21
  5. "Interlude" – 3:12
  6. "Act 3: Modulate Back to the Tonic" – 4:50
  7. "Interlude" – 2:26
  8. "Act 4: You Don't Need a Witness" – 4:45
  9. Untitled – 0:04
  10. Untitled – 0:04
  11. Untitled – 0:04
  12. Untitled – 0:04
  13. "Un'aria Elettronica (Technology)" - 8:25
  14. "My Horse Must Lose (Portugal. The Man)" - 4:42
  15. "De-Ceit (Portugal. The Man)" - 3:12
  16. "This Heat in Dub (Technology)" - 5:01
  17. "Skullflower: Sorcerer's Mix (Portugal. The Man)" - 4:59
  18. "Horses in the Sky (Live Version)" - 5:46
  19. "St. Broadrick, His Mistress, and the Blacksmith (The Optimist)" - 3:59
  20. "The Heretic (Evol Intent)" - 4:47


Position Name Animal
Producer, Vocals Rich Balling (RX Bandits) Nightingale
Lead Guitar Matt Embree (RX Bandits) Walrus
Drums Chris Tsagakis (RX Bandits) Lynx
Guitar Randy "R2K" Strohmeyer (Finch) Tiger
Bass Derek Doherty (Finch) Tortoise
Vocals Anthony Green (Circa Survive) Skunk
Mixing & Programming Chris Fudurich Bear
Artwork Marc Mcknight (Atreyu) Raven
Public Relations Vanessa Chibba Swan
Author Chris Haynie Dog
Engineer Kyle Homme Ferret
Patrone Charlie Adams Octopus
Engineer, Vocals Rich Zahniser (The Hippos) Armadillo
Vocals Matthew Kelly (The Autumns) Llama
Recording, Mixing Ryan Baker Hyena


  1. ^ AbsolutePunk review
  2. ^ "The Ultimate Punk Music Store!". Interpunk.com. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ Billboard.com