Tigers On Opium’s brand new EP »503.420.6669.Vol.2« out now via Forbidden Place Records
Portland, Oregon based psychedelic stoner rockers Tigers On Opium are back with their brand new EP, »503.420.6669.Vol.2«, which just dropped this Friday, January 7th, 2022 via Forbidden Place Records.
Says the band: “It’s official… We are releasing our new EP, »503.420.6669.Vol.2«, and pre-sales for the cassette are live at Forbidden Place Records! This is the companion to last years release 503.vol_1 and put together they make a full length record. If you already have the first one then you need to get your hands on the new one! Pop over to FPR Bandcamp and purchase: forbiddenplacerecords.bandcamp.com!!”
01. Main Meow
02. The Perfect Cocktail
03. 82nd St. Harlequin
06. Lotus Blossom
07. The Void
Music by Tigers on Opium.
Lyrics by Juan Carlos Caceres.
Produced by Triangles and Adam Pike.
Engineered by Jeanot Lewis-Rolland and Adam Pike.
Mixed by Adam Pike at Toadhouse Recording Studio.
Mastered by Ryan “Freq” Foster at Foster Mastering.
Cover art, photo, album design & logo by Matt Howl.
Guest vocals on »The Perfect Cocktail« by Suvi Chisholm.
Guest vocals on »The Void« by Matt Pike.
Tigers On Opium is a hard rock band based out of Portland, Oregon. They have a distinct stoner rock sound that incorporates punk, psychedelic and desert rock traits, with lyrics typically involving esotericism, mysticism, underground drug and social culture, personal experiences, and marijuana. Tigers has earned a strong reputation for their electrifying live performances and well crafted songs. The quartet consists of members Juan Carlos Caceres, Nate Wright, Charles Hodge, and Jeanot Lewis-Rolland. The roots of Tigers On Opium go back to 2015 when Juan Carlos began the idea for the band and proposed it to his good friend Nate Wright. It wasn’t until 2018 that the perfect lineup had come together and the stoner rocking could truly begin.
Tigers spent 2020-2021 writing and recording two EP’s, a full-length concept album, and another group of songs for a follow up, totaling 28 songs. The first EP »503.420.6669.vol_one« was released on January 22, 2021 by Forbidden Place Records. They are partnering with FPR again and preparing to release the next installment in the 503 series, vol_two. Drawing inspiration from Portland’s gritty underground culture, the pair of EP’s dives into what life is like living in a city that has a dark shrouded past. They self engineer all their sessions, with guitarist Jeanot Lewis-Rolland at the helm as the lead engineer, and have partnered up again with Adam Pike of Red Fang to mix the EP. Rounding out the production team is mastering engineer Ryan “Freq” Foster and producer Triangles.
Critics have frequently compared the band’s sound to heavy hitters such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Electric Wizard, Torche, Alice In Chains and Refused – and like these bands, Tigers shares a hunger for the exploration of new ideas, while simultaneously staying rooted in what makes all this music timeless… THE RIFF! The result is a dark and dirty psychedelic fuzz that leaves the typical genre conventions in an insalubrious haze.
Tigers On Opium is:
Juan Carlos Caceres – Vocals, Guitar
Nate Wright – Drums
Jeanot-Lewis Rolland – Guitar
Charles Hodge – Bass
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well