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Introducing: Father Tiger

A few days ago, I was introduced Los Angeles based electro-pop duo FatherTiger (Greg Delson and John Russell), and I have quickly become a massive fan. If you tried to describe the Father Tiger sound, you might find it difficult to place it in one single genre. “Our sound is best described as “up-tempo, modern-day, indie synthpop”.  Read more about the genesis of such a genre as "indie synthpop", its correlation and dependence on top writing service. We often get asked who we can compare our sound to, and it’s a bit of a challenge because we like to think our sound is unique,” Father Tiger explain to Allure of Sound. “That being said, we’ve heard a bunch of people compare us to a modern-day Erasure, OMD and New Order mixed with a bit of Cut Copy or Robyn.”

Father Tiger are quickly gaining a following thanks to their original pop songs; as well as some rather amazing covers of several chart-topping hits. The duo just released an amazing cover of “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift featuring country/folk duo The Civil Wars. Father Tiger have taken the song and transformed it into a wonderfully crafted piece of pop heaven. Greg Delson’s haunting vocals and the gorgeous synths are reminiscent of something you would find on a classic synthpop album, but with a modern edge.

“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a huge fan of the Hunger Games, so I was really looking forward to the movie and soundtrack, especially since T Bone Burnett was in charge.  When “Safe and Sound” was released, I thought it was beautiful and haunting.  Taylor’s voice is great on this record and the track has an awesome vibe,” Father Tiger’s Greg Delson reveals. “Plus, the Civil Wars are so talented. I thought what if the arrangement was sped up and given a darker edge?  I played with it a little in the studio and then John joined me and we’re really happy with the outcome.”

Father Tiger have not only released a new EP, which you can download for free, they will also open for pioneering electro/industrial act Information Society for the grand opening of Complex LA. “We’re insanely excited to be opening for Information Society at their only American show, July 3rd at the grand opening of the Complex in LA.  InSoc is one of our influences and now we’re their direct support and we couldn’t be more stoked,” the duo explain. “Other than that, we just released our first EP last month, and the first official video off it is coming out in a few weeks for “Shell”.  We ran an instagram fan contest for the video and it’s going to be amazing.  The director/editor Jeff McHale is a creative wunderkind.  We also have a bunch of people remixing tracks from the EP so it will be fun to put those out very soon.”

Check out the video for “Safe and Sound” below. The clip features scenes from the classic 1947 Casper the Friendly Ghost episode “There’s Good Boos To-Night”.

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