PAWS embark on their first-ever U.S. tour tomorrow (March 5), and to celebrate the excursion's kick-off, the Scottish alt-rock revivalists have shared the limited-edition Tiger Lily EP. Like "Sore Tummy," a crunchy, cardigan-encased highlight from the Glaswegian outfit's 2012 debut full-length, Cokefloat!, this three-track short-player tempers scruffy, mid-'90s distortion with spindly guitar melodies and schoolyard twee. But where that single relied on coy vocals from Alice Costelloe (of London boy-girl pair Big Deal), this EP revels in pubescent yelps that would make Dude Ranch-era Tom DeLonge proud.
While on said 14-gig jaunt, PAWS will sell the Tiger Lily EP as an exclusive cassette. Only 50 handmade tapes exist, but Brooklyn Vegan is hosting a contest that will randomly reward a fan with a physical copy. Head over to BV for instructions on how to qualify.
Meanwhile, stream the entire Tiger Lily EP below, and scroll down further for PAWS' upcoming tour dates.
PAWS 2013 U.S. tour dates:
March 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
March 6 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
March 7 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9
March 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
March 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
March 10 - Hudson, NY @ The Spotty Dog
March 11 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
March 13 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 (SXSW)
March 14 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn (SXSW)
March 14 - Austin, TX @ The Side Bar (SXSW)
March 14 - Austin, TX @ Valhalla (SXSW)
March 15 - Austin, TX @ The Grackle (SXSW)
March 15 - Austin, TX @ Homeslice Pizza (SXSW)
March 16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (SXSW)
Tiger Lily EP track list:
1. "Tiger Lily"
2. "The Bubble Boy"