Tiger Oil – “Fam” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tiger Oil – “Fam” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Fam” is the first single off of Tiger Oil’s upcoming EP Whun, which is projected to be released this summer. Based in Philly, the three-piece is lead by Ian Lavely on guitar and vocals and features Brian Driskill of Astronaut Club triggering sounds and adding bass, with Rob Dietrich on drums.

There’s nothing straitlaced about Lavely’s vocal delivery as it rides on the track’s unflinchingly positive melody and rhythm. Its playful and wavering timbre on top of the lightly fuzzed-out effects and otherworldy synths ends up making “Fam” feel like an overwhelmingly positive trip. Citing experimental pop acts like Animal Collective and Sound of Ceres as major influences, the band ends up with a sound most comparable to other strangely sung garage-psych acts like Ty Segall and Connan Mockasin. That said, with an apparent propensity towards folk and trap that the band plans to highlight throughout the remainder of their upcoming EP, there’s no telling what direction their kaleidoscopic sounds will take next. Listen below.

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