Posted August 3, 2017 by Mike Mineo in Rock

Tigerbeat – “Brave”

With an affinity for crisp-clear dream-pop guitar lines and soaring melodies, Tigerbeat are an act from Champaign, Illinois, whose new track “Brave” is aptly self-dubbed as “lonesome highway rock/dream-pop.” The first track from their debut album Breaking Away, “Brave” rides on a triumphantly twangy hook that reminds of Matthew Good’s alt-rock work, while flourishes like the key-laden addition at 02:09 provide an additional effervescence. This is a rock-solid track from Tigerbeat, who show themselves as very capable of creating stirring melodies within a dreamy rock-laden aesthetic throughout.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].