Tiger Saw

Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness

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Tiger Saw's Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness continues on the same dreamy path as their previous record, Blessed Are the Trials We Will Find, but at a slower rate. As has been probably stated many times before, Tiger Saw share a lot in common with such slowcore bands as Low, Ida, and the For Carnation. Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness is probably offering more of the latter, sweetness -- there really is not much danger here. The vocal merge of Dylan Metrano and Juliet Nelson tends to be a duel, working against each other -- the vocalists seem to be more successful when singing on their own. Tiger Saw draws on the formula of crawling at a slow, dreamy pace with sweet male/female harmonies, a pattern that Tiger Saw are great at but one that doesn't seem to challenge them or the listener. All that being said, the simple instrumentation and dragging pace against the languid vocals works in Tiger Saw's favor on this short release. One highlight of Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness is the instrumental, "West of the Sun," where Tiger Saw do briefly flirt with danger, slowly building tension with droning cello and picking guitars. Tiger Saw round out the end of Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness with a sincere rendition of the Wolf Colonel track "The Goodbye," finishing with an interesting depth that captures the lyrics of a farewell and showcase Tiger Saw at their best. Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness is another decent release by Tiger Saw.

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