Monday, July 26, 2010

newmusicmonday #53 :: The Box Tiger

image :: The Box Tiger, by Lawren Moore, via

Genreindie art rock
MembersSonia Sturino (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Glenn Tavas (Guitar, Vocals), Jesse Horvath (Drums), Massimo Decaro (Bass)
CityToronto, ON, Canada
Upcoming Tour DatesLee's Palace 29 July@8:30; The Silver Dollar 5 August; The Foxx Club, Barrie, ON 6 August; The Mod Club 22 August. Full Listings


This week newmusicmonday features The Box Tiger from here in Toronto, which formed relatively recently in late 2009. There's something about their sound that draws me in. It's a throwback to 80s new wave and "art rock" is an apt discriptor. I also hear a bit of post-punk in the vein of Xmal Deutcshland and Siouxie. The raw emotions of the lyrics of "Feel It" {see CBC Radio 3 link above} come through with the vocals with an arrangement that draws upon multiple styles. Also on CBCr3 is "Ballad of My Bones" with dour lyrics set to an infectious propulsive beat. For something a bid different, check out the acoustic version of "Little Letters" on the MySpace link above, which is more folk tinged

There are a few live videos on YouTube and one of my favourites is this performance of "Life Crime" from the Upstreet Lounge, which I think is in Vaughan {Ontario}, on 2 January::

You can download a live track of "Faceless" here from Bandcamp. I'm hoping to make their live show at Lee's Palace on Thursday. They go on at 8:30PM and the show is $8 before 10, so there's really no excuses.

I'll leave you with "Fancy Books" from the Raw Indie Concert on 20 December 2009::

Twitterversion:: [blog] #newmusicmonday in its sophomore year feat.The Box Tiger {@boxtigermusic}.Upcoming show @ Lee's Palace+free download link. @Prof_K


linnyqat said...

Sounds great. I'm in!

Roark said...

They have a new EP out. They're great!