Michigan’s 84 Tigers, consisting of Mike Reed on guitar and vocals, Ben Reed on bass, and Jono Diener on drums, are debuting a video for ‘Great Basin.’ The song, which first premiered in May, appears on the band’s upcoming debut LP ‘Time In The Lighthouse,’ out October 21 on Spartan Records.
Of the track, Reed says, “With this one, we tried to capture some of the energy of being stuck in a storm. It’s about those massive environmental forces and how we’re constantly in a push-and-pull battle with the elements. The idea was to create a song that had that energy, and feels like you’re in a race against something, teetering on the edge.”
“I’m really proud of how the record turned out,” Reed adds. “Everything felt organic and natural, from writing to recording to mixing. We just followed our gut and didn’t overthink it, hoping to capture some of the urgency and intensity in the songs.”
After years of perennial touring and releases with their previous critically-adored outfits, Small Brown Bike, and The Swellers, 84 Tigers have emerged as the three musicians’ primary creative outlet in music. ‘Time In The Lighthouse’ was recorded with Marc Jacob Hudson (Against Me!, Taking Back Sunday) at Rancho Recordo in Michigan.