Tiger Lou have released their new single “Undertow.” It can be streamed below and comes from the band’s upcoming album, The Wound Dresser.
Three generations of the Kellerman family are heard when the opening track for the fourth Tiger Lou album, The Wound Dresser, rings out. Rasmus’ father is in the kitchen taking care of the dishes, Rasmus himself is sitting by a piano playing the melody that opens the album, and his son Max is playing joyfully in the background while trying to play the piano too.
The Wound Dresser sees Tiger Lou travel back to a previous physical home and explore an idea of what else home could be but a place. The jagged guitar patterns and bass coupled with striking drumming, beautifully mapping out the expansion of the well-known Tiger Lou sound, have been broadened with synthesizers to extend the soundscape.
When family life and work has allowed it, Tiger Lou have rehearsed together and written and created music. Drummer Pontus Levahn was the primary sounding board for Rasmus Kellerman during all of this, rehearsing and writing and testing, picking songs together, helping each other with the groundwork of the production. The bulk of the album was recorded with Levahn at Rolf Klinth’s Matching Head Studios, as they have done several times, the closing track ”So Many Dynamos” was recorded in Los Angeles with Sean Beavan (Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), Peter Katis (The National, Jónsi, Interpol) mixed the album, and they have both worked with Tiger Lou before. Whenever time was available they collectively pieced together The Wound Dresser over 2,5 years to really bring the very best out of the 20 days of recordings behind the music.
This fall and winter the band will go out on the road again to revisit their favorite venues in Sweden and Germany. Tiger Lou is home.