Tigers Jaw // spin

Categories:  Music    Music Reviews
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Tigers Jaw // spin by Aaron Mook

Tigers Jaw

spin

Black Cement Records 

3.5/5 stars

Don’t get it twisted; spin is a good album from Tigers Jaw, a band who has historically released good albums in the past. The emo revival band hails from Scranton, Pennsylvania, with the group now only consisting of two members (Brianna Collins on vocals and keys and Ben Walsh on everything else), paired with the fact that spin is the first release ever on the new Atlantic-imprint Black Cement Records, there’s a lot riding on this release. And a lot of it works. For the band’s fifth studio album, the songs here are more straightforward and hook-oriented than ever before. Collins steals the album’s best moments, and at times her songs are somewhat reminiscent of a modern Fleetwood Mac. Put simply, there’s nothing wrong with spin aside from its memorability, a factor that has plagued nearly every Tigers Jaw release. Thus, spin is a strange record, a hybrid of some of the band’s best material as well some that could get lost in the shuffle of their previous releases. But spin may be the transitional album that leads Tigers Jaw from being a “good band” to a great one. 

- Aaron Mook

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 13
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Dr. Ferki Ferati will succeed Dr. William P. Gary as the head of Erie's think tank

Innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders shaping the future of Erie

Centenarian building serves criminally good drinks, eats

Thousands of music enthusiasts from all across the country flock to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival.

Don’t Blink Photography and Design along with The Box will is putting together Humanity Against Heroin fundraiser.

IN THIS ISSUE

Innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders shaping the future of Erie

Centenarian building serves criminally good drinks, eats

Thousands of music enthusiasts from all across the country flock to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival.

Don’t Blink Photography and Design along with The Box will is putting together Humanity Against Heroin fundraiser.

Big Thief are able to communicate emotions with heartbreaking accuracy.

East High School Tribute

Uncanny advertising and meth-fueled hotwiring 

Catch some of Erie’s best original musicians while helping to support a great cause.

Goodell Gardens and friends present the gardens’ third annual Botanical Beverages event.

Beach Fossils continue to raise the bar for themselves