Today, electronic music linchpin John Jagos, aka Brothertiger, has revealed a new single ahead of his upcoming LP. Click here to stream “Shelter Cove,” which revolves around a slow build into a rich & atmospheric layering of synthesizer and effected vocals. Paradise Lost is Brothertiger’s first album of original material in five years and is due out September 11, 2020 via Satanic Panic Recordings/self-release.
Regarding the origin of the single, John stated: “‘Shelter Cove’ was one of the last tracks I wrote for Paradise Lost. I was sort of at a crossroads at that point in terms of how I wanted to wrap up the record. I found the pad sound on my Juno 60 after running it through a bunch of compression and saturation, and I knew I had to make a song around it. The song is about some specific times on tour, driving through northern California on the Pacific Highway, finding swimming holes with my friend and sound tech Will. We’d look up some spots on our days off and drive to them. Last time we did was in October. We went to Pfieffer Beach near Monterrey. It was really windy and it clearly wasn’t swimming season, so everyone at the beach was dumbfounded watching two pale idiots running into the ocean.“
While a return to the traditional music consumption format, Paradise Lost is a new frontier for Brothertiger. The sonic territory covered across its beguiling 10 tracks ranges from earworm indie-pop to club-ready electronica, with Jagos’ signature soothing voice tying the whole picture together. Whether waxing philosophical about becoming an aging musician, longing for purpose, or celebrating life’s simple pleasures, on Paradise Lost, Jagos captivates on his long-awaited return.
Paradise Lost is the fourth full-length from Brothertiger following Out of Touch (2015), Future Splendors (2013), and Golden Years (2012) as well as a cover album, Brothertiger Plays: Tears for Fears’ Songs from the Big Chair (2017), last years A Chain of Islands EP and a collection of instrumental workings from earlier this year called Fundamentals, Vol. 1.