Big thanks to Alli Marshall for a glowing response to “This Time Around”!!
Paper Tiger’s “This Time Around”
“This Time Around,” the new track just released by Asheville-based trip-hop outfit Paper Tiger, starts off with an uptempo beat slightly out of character for the band that describes itself as “dirty downtempo.” But give it 10 seconds and what begins as a cool, snappy shimmy of a beat melts into even cooler horns and keys. In fact, cool (as a noun) layers and blankets this song, coloring and texturing it in near-palpable ways. It’s jazz stripped of edifice, soul pared back to its thrumming essence, and r&b boiled down to only its heavy-breathing intent.
Not that there’s any heavy-breathing going on in “This Time Around.” It’s far too cool for that, far too bathed in blue light and remove, far too committed to delayed gratification. It’s the gesture of a shimmer amidst the slink and strut of beats and vocals so controlled and lingering that even a wink would be too eager. “This Time Around” fits in the Paper Tiger arc, but it also demonstrates new directions — a spiraling into subtle matter and minimalism for an effect that flirts with explosiveness although, in truth, it barely lifts its bedroom eyes. The sheer mastery of dirty downtempo bodes well for the band’s forthcoming full-length.
Download the track here: http://papertigerband.bandcamp.com/track/this-time-around-original-mix
Happy new music Tuesday! Here’s a FREE exclusive track – “This Time Around (original mix)”
Just released: FREE download re-mix album from Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, “Re-Doin’ It Hard”. We’re honored to have a swank version of Neat Little Package on the album, check it out!
Dowload the whole album HERE
Here’s a little video they put together too … Thanks Derrick!!
happy rainy tuesday … here’s a FREE TUNE to brighten your day … sweet new remix by Scoundrel
Happy humpday ya’ll!! We promised gifts … here’s a brand-spanking-new remix by one of our favorite producers, dep … check him out – beautiful, lush, melodic, funky electronic tunes!
In the spirit of Halloween, we want to give you a FREE ringtone from our new album, Me Have Fun. Our MoogFest 2010 show is right around the corner – Friday 10/29 11:15pm – Moogaplex RA Resident Advisor party … after DJ Bowie, followed by Lorn & Bonobo Official.
Paper Tiger on SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/papertigermusic