MP3 Mia Riddle and Her Band - Tigers
Lo-fi country-tinged indie rock.
8 MP3 Songs
POP: Delicate, ROCK: Folk Rock
There are albums one can relax mindlessly to, and there are albums one can relax to while thoroughly savoring each song. While the latter is a rare find, Mia Riddle And Her Band''s Tigers certainly fits the bill. Cushioned and pushed along by stripped-down, folk-tinged accompaniment, Riddle demonstrates her delicate strength as a vocalist and finesse as a songwriter. The group''s first full-length release, eight songs in all, is both charming and remarkably intellectual. That said, not a single track should be passed up.
Though talk of animals on "Tigers" may seem juvenile, Riddle''s vocals are not childish in the least (apart from their unabashed honesty). The love-drunk shuffle of "Forgive Me" is heart-crushing, while similar fuzzy feelings are easily evoked by the soothing "Snowstorm" and "Summer at the Algonquin". The strongest track of this exquisite little bunch, however, is Riddle''s playful, soulful kiss-off to a lover in "Too Late".
Good things often do come in small packages, and if it is a brief trip to bliss you''re looking for, Tigers is likely as good as it gets. - Gabrielle Goodbar, The Owl Mag, https://www.tradebit.com