Artist: Papier Tigre
Title: Papier Tigre 7″
Labels: Africantape, Sick Room Records
Cat#s: AT045, SRR071
Keywords: Experimental Rock, Math Pop
Reviewer: Alex Spalding
Another request! A paper tiger is “something that seems as threatening as a tiger, but does not withstand challenge.” Any time I hear the phrase I always think of The Chameleons, but maybe now instead I’ll fondly recall this self-titled 7″ from Papier Tigre.
The a-side is titled ‘Personal Belongings’, which starts with a barrage of guitar and drums. I really love this so far, the vocals are great, the unusual percussion and production makes this feel very post-punk or even Krautrock.
‘The Difficult Age’ is the b-side, it’s got some really nice vocals and guitar melodics! This is definitely my favourite side of the record. It goes into some dissonant, pummeling math rock.
I really enjoyed this! You should get a copy, I think… I’ll give you a link: