Tiger Saw’s fifth full-length album Nightingales is a return of sorts to their slowcore roots. A string quartet augments the band on most of the tracks. Siblings Emily and Glenn Forsythe (from the band Dark North) provide lush vocal harmonies. Friends Helena Sundin (from the Swedish band Cake on Cake) and Wesley Hartley (from Dead End Armory / Traveling Trees) each take a lead vocal turn on songs written especially for them to sing. There’s a cover of the Unbunny classic ‘Pink Lemonade‘.
These are songs about the night, both literally and metaphorically. Songs about friends growing apart, bittersweet nostalgia, about embracing darkness and rejecting it. It’s Tiger Saw’s most mature work to date, and it’s sound is beautiful, warm, and deliberate.
released November 2, 2010
Guy Capecelatro III (Unbunny): guitar, bass, toy piano, voice
Emily Forsythe (Dark North): voice
Glenn Forsythe (Dark North): voice
Lillian Harris: violin
Wesley Allen Hartley (Dead End Armory): voice on ‘We’ll Always Have the Night’
Christopher Holt: bass, guitar, piano, voice
Clara Kebabian (Broken River Prophet): violin
Dylan Metrano: guitar, voice
Evan Orfanos: drums
Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard): cello on ‘We’ll Always Have the Night’, ‘Japan’, voice on ‘Japan’
Jerusha Robinson (South China): cello
Helena Sundin (Cake on Cake): voice on ‘Night pt. 2’
MorganEve Swain (Brown Bird): viola