Release Date: April 22, 2016
01. Where Are the Birds
02. Snake Oil
03. Enjoy the Rain
04. I Paint What I See
06. Latchkey Kids
07. All Her Own Teeth
08. Understanding Silence
09. '67 Pontiac Firebird
Good Tiger was formed in 2015 by guitarists Derya "Dez" Nagle and Joaquin "Jo" Ardiles. Dez enlisted some of the pair's most talented friends to complete the lineup: vocalist Elliot Coleman, drummer Alex Rüdinger, and bassist Morgan Sinclair.
Each of these musicians have a history of performing within the rock and metal genre, with notable acts including: Tesseract (Coleman), Architects UK (Sinclair), The Safety Fire (Nagle and Ardiles), The Faceless, Conquering Dystopia, and more (Rüdinger). What these credits really highlight is that this band has the collective experience in both songwriting and live performance departments years beyond that of any typical "new" band. In fact, Dez specifically notes that "this project, more than anything else, is focused on the live element, and making sure those aspects really come across on both our recordings and on stage. These songs were written to be enjoyed live."
With members in various locations throughout the globe, "A Head Full of Moonlight" was pieced together internationally by a selection of exceptionally talented individuals. Guitars and bass were recorded at Dez's own studio, Playgle Productions. Vocals were tracked both in Los Angeles with Brandon Paddock (Avril Lavigne, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry) and Washington DC (with Dez). Drums were captured in the British countryside at Middle Farm Studios with Adam 'Nolly' Getgood of Periphery fame. Finally, the record was co-mixed by Dez and Nolly, with mastering by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio.
The result is dynamic, exciting, heavy rock music, for the lack of a better term, played by accomplished musicians. Each member's prowess is clearly on display while playing for the sake of the song rather than boastful musical technicality.
Metal Blade Records item #154582