Tigers Jaw today released “Warn Me”, their first new single in three years, alongside the announcement that they’ve signed to Hopeless Records. The band have finished recording their sixth full-length album, returning to work with longtime producer and friend Will Yip. Teddy Roberts and Colin Gorman have joined veteran members Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins to craft this new batch of Tigers Jaw songs after years of tightening their playing together on the road. While the emotionally charged “Warn Me” isn’t featured on their forthcoming release, it offers a preview of their new and expanded sonic approach. Listen below.
“‘Warn Me’ is about being blindsided by something positive in your life. It’s that moment when you realize you normalized unhealthy relationships or behaviors . I’ve been hesitant in the past to write from a more positive point of view, but my entire personal life went through an upheaval a few years back and it inspired me to see things through a new lens” explains Walsh. “This was one of the first songs we worked on with Colin and Teddy, and feels like a perfect song to kick off this next chapter of our band. [Producer] Will Yip did such a great job of bringing out everyone’s musical personality in our performances. It’s a relentlessly driving but fun song, and I think it captures our live sound and energy really accurately”.
Formed in 2005, Tigers Jaw have spent the past 15 years refining their sound – unconventionally catchy riffs, the melodic intertwining of male/female vocals, and timelessly relatable lyricism – while cultivating a passionate following via live shows and tours all around the world. spin , released via Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement Records, cemented the band as a songwriting force, earning the band their NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert debut and critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Vice/Noisey, The FADER, Stereogum, Paper Magazine, NYLON, Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan , and many more.
Stay tuned for more new music and announcements in the coming months.