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“the band’s refusal to play by the book is a blessing to the ears.” – KEXP
“Cribbing as much from Brian Wilson’s lyrical topics as they take from DickDale’s reverb-soaked guitar tone” – Noisey / Vice
A culmination of nearly three years of work (and all of the life that happens in-between), Carpet Denim is Tijuana Panthers’ boldest album yet. Out today on Innovative Leisure, the album is very much emblematic of the beach-side garage-y Tijuana Panthers global audiences have grown to love over the years, while adding a layer of depth that comes with the sometimes-messy process of growing up.
Tijuana Panthers, local legends out of Long Beach, CA, quickly catapulted to international stages after their first releases, wooing audiences with their sun-soaked garage rock and irreplaceable personalities. Carpet Denim is Tijuana Panthers all grown up, experimenting lyrically and musically (there’s some synthesizer in there!), with influences from Haruki Murakami to Twin Peaks to their very own hometown of Long Beach, CA.
Thematically, the album is a seamless balance of heavy and light. The track, You Died, for example, is a ballad-y jam that delves into the complex emotion surrounding a father’s passing, while Path Of Totality tells a story of addiction, and a friend losing their battle to it. There are also songs like Little Pamplemousse that celebrate the sweetness of new-parenthood and 710, a nostalgic ode to growing up in Long Beach. As a whole, Carpet Denim is fearless and real undertaking, with a blend of subjects that many would often sway from. The album’s title, Carpet Denim, is what the band calls ‘the working man’s Carpe Diem’, so as to say that some of the most profound things come from the rhythm of living life as it’s laid out for you.
Carpet Denim was recorded at Jazzcats studio in Long Beach. Unlike earlier albums such as Poster and Wayne Interest – which were recorded in a flash-bang, marathon sitting, the band’s latest album was methodically assembled by Jonny Bell over multiple days. Pouring over production, Carpet Denim is a collective deep breath that weaves together years of songwriting — all jam-packed with summertime vibes, peaks of punk rock and Tijuana Panthers’ signature oddball adventures.
Carpet Denim is out now on Innovative Leisure.
Tijuana Panthers- Little Pamplemousse
Carpet Denim- Tijuana Panthers
1. Path Of Totality
2. First Date
4. Little Pamplemousse
5. Owl Eyes
6. End Of My Rope
7. Garbage Person
8. I Don’t Mind
9. Generation Singular
10. TV People
11. Different Side Of Town
12. You Died
13. Rat Tail
14. Friday Night Baby