Tigers Jaw are an American indie rock band formed in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 2005. The band's sound is characterized by catchy, melodic guitar riffs, introspective lyrics, and the intertwined vocal harmonies of co-founders Ben Walsh and Adam McIlwee.
Drawing influence from indie rock and emo, Tigers Jaw's music is often introspective and emotionally charged, with heartbreak, loss, and self-reflection themes. The band's early work was more lo-fi and DIY, while their later albums feature more polished production and a fuller sound.
Despite lineup changes, Tigers Jaw have maintained a loyal fanbase and garnered critical acclaim for its distinctive sound and introspective songwriting. With a discography that spans over a decade, Tigers Jaw have established themselves as one of the most respected and influential bands in the indie rock scene.
Over the years, Tigers Jaw have released several highly acclaimed albums, including their self-titled debut in 2008, which features their breakout hit I Saw Water. Their 2010 album Two Worlds marked a shift towards a more polished sound, with influences from pop-punk and power pop.
The band's 2014 album Charmer was their first release with a major label and showcased their growing songwriting prowess and polished sound. The album was praised for its catchy hooks, intricate guitar work, and introspective lyrics.
Tigers Jaw's most recent album, I Won't Care How You Remember Me, was released in 2021 and continues their tradition of introspective songwriting and catchy melodies. The album features a more experimental sound, incorporating shoegaze and dream pop elements into their signature indie rock sound.
Beyond their studio albums and touring, Tigers Jaw have also released several EPs, splits, and singles throughout their career, showcasing their versatility and experimentation with different genres and sounds. Their split EP with Balance and Composure, titled Split, was particularly well-received and featured some of the band's most iconic tracks, such as Hum and Jet Alone.
In addition to their music, Tigers Jaw have also been praised for their engaging and introspective interviews, where they often discuss the personal and emotional aspects of their songwriting and creative process.