U.S. Tygers is a young band, but its members are established local musicians. The Denver quintet features several members of jazz-punk group Champagne Charlie. U.S. Tygers' music leans more towards country and Americana rock, with heavy use of lap steel guitar. The band released its debut album last year and followed it up with the "High, Wasted Genes" EP in July. 

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U.S. Tygers stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play songs from the new EP as well as a brand new song. The members spoke with Jeremy Petersen about the definition of the so-called "Hashville" genre, recording at the Queen City Sound studio in Denver and the personal subject material of "High, Wasted Genes."

Stream the session and watch U.S. Tygers perform "What Friday Night Was Meant For" above.

Songs performed:

  • "Ode To Ennui"
  • "What Friday Night Was Meant For"
  • "Love To Say Goodbye"
  • "Nothing Was A Real Cool Hand"