"Hometown heroes" of the New York scene, in the words of MetalSucks, Tiger Flowers are renowned for their cathartic sound and unfiltered realness. Their live shows are the stuff of local legend and their brand of metallic hardcore unites unhinged aggression, bottomless melancholia, and swaggering rock n' roll. BrooklynVegan has likened the band to "elders who pushed the genre into new directions, like Deadguy, Converge, and Rorschach". Exclaim! Magazine described their 2011 self-titled EP as "uncompromising, brutish, and noise-filled".
Founded in Los Angeles in 2008 by Melanie Voltz, Melotov Records has released music by The Banner, Ghostlimb, Bone Dance, Calculator, and more. Melotov's releases are distributed exclusively by Deathwish Distribution, the distro arm of Converge frontman Jake Bannon's revered label, Deathwish Inc.
Tiger Flowers' debut full-length, Dead Hymns, was produced by Elliot Geller (Malignancy, Dim Mak) and mastered by Shane Frisby (Turmoil, Revocation). One song off Dead Hymns, "Crusin' til the Wheels Fall Off", was premiered by Lambgoat in 2013.
Tiger Flowers will hit the road around Melotov's April 8th release of Dead Hymns, Stay tuned for tourdates.
Of the new partnership with Melotov, Tiger Flowers frontman Jesse James Madre, whom MetalSucks has named, simply, "the best frontman in the Brooklyn metal scene", states:
"Transmitting from the sewers of NYC, this is Tiger Flowers and we are extremely excited to be working with Melanie and Melotov Records. We've been a fan of her bands, past and present, and are really looking forward to having our record out there for more people to hear. Working with Melanie has been super hands-on from the start and it shows she really cares about her bands and wants to see them do well. With this new deal with Deathwish we are confident we have a great team behind us that will allow us to push this record as hard as we can and get it into as many ears as possible. Look for us on tour in April bringing our brand of music to as many new people as possible."
Melotov's Melanie Voltz's states:
"When I first came across Tiger Flowers, it was on the recommendation of a trusted colleague who had sent me their split video with Meek Is Murder, for the song 'The Weight'. I was hooked on the first watch. I have a soft spot for 90s screamo and initially that's what I had heard, with all the start/stop rhythms and general chaos. But then the levee breaks and the heaviness just submerges you in a murky abyss reminiscent of old Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die. I was addicted. I hit them up immediately afterward, they sent me the tracks for the LP, and the rest is history. I'm lucky these talented dudes wanted to work with an independent label like mine. I'm so stoked on this project."