Tiger Army sign to Rise Records, stream new single

photo: Casey Curry

Formerly inactive rock/psychobilly trio Tiger Army have returned with their first new single in nine years. Stream “Prisoner of the Night” below. The song will appear on the band’s comeback full-length, V •••- (pronunciation not yet clear), which is due for release this spring on new label LunaTone, an imprint of Rise Records.

Tiger Army debuted the song live in October, where frontman and only remaining original member Nick 13 also announced the completion of the band’s forthcoming album. Nick 13 released his self-titled solo debut in 2011.

The band’s current incarnation — which has never been the same for more than one album — includes bassist Dave Roe and drummer Mitch Marine. The band worked with producer Ted Hutt (Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem) for V •••-.

“Our sound has always been about a mix of old and new,” said Nick 13. “But this song, like others on the new record, draws from the early ’60s. It was a transitional period after the end of rock ‘n’ roll’s first wave, but prior to the British invasion. There was a lot of sonic experimentation as people tried to figure out, ‘What’s next?’ Radio singles of that era also went on to influence early NYC punk, so ‘Prisoner’ plays with that as well.”

Tiger Army last released Music from Regions Beyond on Hellcat Records in 2007.