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Rin Tin Tiger- Self Titled E.P.
Free Music Link: http://rintintiger.bandcamp.com/album/rin-tin-tiger
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We listen to a lot of music here at IMR and listening to the following lyrics written by Rin Tin Tiger made me think of all the metaphors artists use in their lyrics. Just think of your favorite song and surely there is at least one in the lyrics or even sometimes the title of the song. See if you can pick up on them.
My almond my pear
my cotton ball for a head of hair little baby
I’ll be the cream cheese you be the jelly
We’ll get on some toast we can be happy… and oh so tasty!
There’s something about those doughy eyes
That traps me and makes me lose my mind
Oh please somebody save me I’m goin crazy
This damnable distance is a conflict of interest
My lady you’re far away
These memorable lyrics are featured in the last verse of “Far Away” the album’s love song. Kevin Sullivan (No Relation) is singing about the love of his life being too far away from him and how crazy he’s becoming. How he compares his love to cream cheese and himself to jelly is just perfect, because that combination is delicious and a perfect pair hopefully like the couple in the song. It might make listeners hungry as well.
Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk trio from San Francisco made up of brothers Kevin Sullivan (Guitar/Vocals) Sean E. Sullivan (Bass/Vocals), and Andrew Skewes-Cox (Drums/Vocals). They’re a true Indie band, because according to their biography on their website, they have sold 1,000 copies of their album on their own since it’s release in 2011. They also write all of their lyrics and play their instruments.
Rin Tin Tiger may remind listeners of The Decemberists. They’re music features a lot of acoustic guitar and lead singer Kevin Sullivan sounds similar to their lead singer Colin Meloy. Each song on their album is unlike the last, which keeps fans coming back for more.
Their album starts out with “Ghost Door” which is an upbeat catchy tune, that listeners will quickly start tapping their feet to. This song would be a great opening song for a concert, because it would get the audience dancing. A harmonica plays through the entire song, they clap, and Sullivan uses a weird vibrato, but it works because they are playing and singing their hearts out.
I am helpless
To reality’s venomous kiss
The breeze was sweet until it was cold
Took my leaves and turned me to bones
There’s something on my mind
I can’t write from my heart anymore
There’s something from my past
Beating through the floor
I can’t hide from this heart anymore
In their song “Sweetest Fruit” there are amazing harmonies and melodies that mesh perfectly together. A true fan should be able to sing the harmonies within a few listens to the song. The majority of the song features an acoustic guitar and their three sweet voices, but then all of a sudden the drums enter and the song becomes a jam session.
Rin Tin Tiger are working on an upcoming album set to release this summer. And please check out their website and YouTube channel, you will not be disappointed. You will discover how much fun and goofy they are and how great their music is.
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
Album Name: Rin Tin Tiger
Date Album Released: June, 2011
Genres: Alternative Folk
Location: San Francisco, CA
Band Members: Kevin Sullivan (Guitar/Vocals), Sean E. Sullivan (Bass/Vocals) Andrew Skewes-Cox (Drums/Vocals)
Band Camp: http://rintintiger.bandcamp.com/
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