Drawing on influences from alternative, progressive and popular music, Where Miles Become Meaning disregards and transcends the accepted boundaries associated with a debut alternative rock album, instead defying their youth by magnificently balancing driving guitars & percussion with Nate Miner’s delicate piano, reminiscent in parts to the likes of Something Corporate, Yellowcard & Death Cab For Cutie. When this finely tuned instrumental unit is intertwined with layers of contagious melodies and inspiring 3 part harmonies led by the soaring vocals of Matt Furstoss, the record takes a life of its own and leaves you pining for more.
The bands fresh and original sound is made even more unique by the fact that not only is the five-piece is made up of two sets of brothers in their early twenties, but across the record all five make a substantial vocal contribution.
Underwater Tiger cite influences ranging from Coldplay to Jimmy Eat World to Sigur Ros and fittingly deliver an album that showcases everything from the tearing, rock driven ‘Bones’ to the poetic and heart melting ‘Shipwreck Love’ to the beautiful lyrical composition of the slow burning ‘One November Night’.
Despite forming less than two years ago, drive, determination and the adoration of playing live has seen the band relentlessly tour the Northeast, and throughout 2010 and the duration of 2011 the Horseheads, NY rockers have taken their on-stage chemistry and high intensity live shows to almost every major city in New York and Philadelphia.
Not satisfied with this alone, Underwater Tiger have debuted three singles and four high octane music videos in that time, with anticipation for their debut full length offering continuing to grow all the time. Matt, Ron & Anthony Furstoss, Nate & Andrew Miner entered the Pyramid Sound Studios in Ithaca, NY to record Where Miles Become Meaning, putting the final touches on the record in January 2012. The album’s funding was thanks in no small part to the bands passionate, loyal and rapidly growing fan base, who raised almost $5,000 towards production of the album via an IndieGoGo.com fundraising campaign!
The band recently appeared on “Tuesdays with the Band”: a weekly 45 minute segment on WVBR 98.5 FM in Ithaca, NY. In further support of Where Miles Become Meaning, Underwater Tiger will be doing a series of short tours throughout the Northeast this summer.
The release of Where Miles Become Meaning has seen the emergence of a superb debut album which is sure to launch Underwater Tiger into being one of the most talked about emerging talents of the year.