Prog Double-Shot: Stream the New Good Tiger and Mestis Albums in Full
There’s been a lot of hype around Good Tiger, the UK supergroup featuring ex-Tesseract vocalist Elliot Coleman, ex-The Safety Fire guitarists Derya Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, ex-The Faceless drummer Alex Rüdinger, and bassist Morgan Sinclair (ex-touring guitarist for Architects). And with good reason: that’s quite an impressive cast of characters! And the songs we’ve heard so far from the outfit’s debut album have been excellent.
Now, thanks to Kerrang, we can stream the entirety of A Head Full of Moonlight a couple of days before its November 6th release. I just hit play and I’m halfway through the album’s opening track “Where are the Birds,” and damn, I’m hooked already. It’s proggy AND catchy, a difficult balance to strike. Can’t wait to really dig in. Pre-order in iTunes.
Over on this side of the pond we’ve got the new album from Mestis, the solo project of Animals as Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes. Teaming up with Reyes is AAL drummer Matt Garstka, Calle 13 percussionist Hector Barez trombonist David Stout, who has played with Marvin Gaye, Intronaut‘s Joe Lester, and Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel of Chon. Polysemy has some heaviness to sink your teeth into, but my favorite tracks are the more quiet, experimental, jazz fusion-y ones; it’s fun to hear Reyes stretching out into territory to which Animals as Leaders aren’t really allowed to venture. Stream it below via Guitar World. Polysemy comes out this Friday as well, and can be pre-ordered here.