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Albums Of The Week: Tigers On Opium | 503​.​420​.​6669​.​Vol​.​two

The Portland stoner rockers have your number again on this smoky, sludgy sequel.

“Press 3 if you’re looking for the booger sugar.” Or just press play if you’re looking for a solid hit of smoky, sludgy stoner-rock. Either way, you can’t lose.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Tigers on Opium are an American Rock band originating from Portland, OR. The group was founded by producer/vocalist/guitarist Juan Carlos Caceres and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Nate Wright. The quartet are characterized by their electric live performances, uniquely harmonized vocals, and their ability to seamlessly blend elements of stoner, garage, sludge, and punk into energy-driven songs with pop sensibility. Sometimes compared with artists like Queens of the Stone Age or Torche, the band lays down grooves heavy enough to bang your head too, but also infectious enough to shake what yo mama gave ya!

Formed as a duet in the fall of 2015, Juan and Nate began to explore the diverse, edgy, and off-kilter sound that would quickly evolve to become their explosive 2016 debut EP, There’s a Kink for That. Following the success of the release, the duet spent 2017 recruiting a line up and crafting a live show. Rounding out the band with producer/guitarist Jeanot-Lewis Rolland and bassist Charles Hodge, they rolled into 2018 with a west coast spring tour, a series of select summer shows, and entered the studio that fall to record the follow up to TAKFT. They released the Dark Electric EP in 2020, followed by 503​.​420​.​6669​.​vol.one in January 2021.”