♫♪  Tabs Out: Laser Focus #4 - Tiger Hatchery

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a monthly show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here. Enjoy!


“Calling Tiger Hatchery a free jazz band would be as silly as asking any of the three members to wear the tennis outfit from a Ken doll. Try shoehorning the sex danger saxophone of primordial rock and roll into such a puny category. Simultaneously fold in the entire time line, stretching a hundred years in to the future, of avant earthquake bass technique. All while trying in vain to squeeze in an A1 spasmodic mallet swinging monkey man. Getting the picture yet kiddo?”
– Mister Matthews

We shot the shit with the Tiger Hatchery boys half way through their recent tour in support of their debut full-length on ESP-Disk’, talking about the weed, scrambled eggs, and cassettes that got them up to this point.

On the deck:

- Tiger Hatchery - “Tiger Hatchery” (Self-Released)
- Tiger Hatchery - “Lemon Crystal Sun” (Deception Island)
- Druids Of Huge - “Druids Of Huge” (Catholic Tapes)
- Forbes/Young Duet - “Forbes/Young Duet” (self released)
- Ben Billington - “Brave Grave #3” (905 Tapes)
- Egg Sac - “Lose It” (Moon Mist)
- Tiger Hatchery - “Providence/Madison” (Baked Tapes)

Tiger Hatchery relaxing between songs (photo: Karina Natis)

“Sun Worship” album artwork

Tiger Hatchery live

Tiger Hatchery via Noise Park

• Tiger Hatchery: http://www.tigerhatchery.com
• ESP-Disk’: http://espdisk.com
• Tabs Out: http://www.tabsout.com

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