How and where did the band get its name?
It really just came out of nowhere from one of our old band members. It was around the time a lot of "The" bands were doing well and I know we didn't want to be a "The" band although The Tigerface sounds pretty epic.
How long has everyone been playing their respected instrument?
Chris has been playing guitar for 12 years and drums for about 15 years. Ari has been playing keyboard/piano for 20 years.
Who are your musical influences?
It actually varies quite a bit between us both which makes it difficult to even name a few specific artists. However, some of the genres that have influenced our writing the most are older emo, synth pop, new wave, indie rock, and even certain types of metal.
Congratulations on being featured as an unsigned artist of the month by Alternative Press! How did that feel being recognized like that?
It is definitely a huge honor. They always pick such great artists for that column, including artists who are everywhere now so we take it as a huge compliment.
We have both always really loved and respected Alternative Press so this was really exciting for us. AP has always been our favorite Indie music magazine so being featured in it was truly an honor. We both grew up loving the new music Alternative Press presented to their readers so actually being recognized by them is amazing.
Has anything changed since then?
We have made a lot of great new fans and contacts since the article came out. We are definitely grateful for all the exposure. It has given us a better insight into our music, both professionally and creatively, which has helped a lot with writing the new songs for our E.P. that we are currently working on.
Who are your musical guilty pleasures?
We both have so many its kind of funny. Chris likes some Symphonic Black Metal as well as Tori Amos and Ari likes Journey and a lot of the cheesy 80s music. Our guilty pleasures do actually influence our writing which in turn helps to keep things fresh and interesting when we collaborate.
What do you imagine people doing when listening to your music?
I imagine people getting ready for a battle. We also imagine anything that could be considered epic would be ideal too.
What is your favorite non-profit organization and why?
Save the Music – This non-profit organization has been restoring the music education programs in schools across the US since 1997. Save the Music helps many schools that have experienced budget cuts restore their musical education program. As we both began playing music at an early age we realize how important of a role music plays in early childhood education. Music education not only teaches kids how to play an instrument, it teaches them life skills and inspires creativity at a crucial stage of children’s lives.
You have to creature a super tour with you and three other bands, who
is coming with you?
Jimmy Eat World
What’s next for the band?
We will be heading into the studio at the beginning of the year to start working on our third EP. We will also be adding two new permanent members to the band around that time. We will be out playing a ton of local shows all around our Arizona while recording the new album so come check us out! Once the album is finished we will be doing a couple regional tours to promote the new EP. We plan to hit a lot of cities we haven’t been before which is very exciting!