September 17, 2014

Tijuana Panthers Open “Monkey Jar” Video




After releasing their third album, Wayne Interest, via Innovative Leisure in June and heading out on a European tour and a West Coast run with Fucked UP, Tijuana Panthers are back today to share new November tour dates supporting Mariachi El Bronx. The band is also excited to announce that they will be playing Beach Goth Festival on 10/25 in Santa Ana. To coincide with the new tour announcement, the band is sharing their video for album standout, “Money Jar.” The video was shot and directed by the band’s Phil Shaheen.

Since 2010 their debut, Max Baker, the Panthers have steadily become SoCal underground legends playing both packed backyard parties and sold out concert halls along the way. For their forthcoming album, Tijuana Panthers collaborated with producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen).


10/25/14 – Beach Goth Festival – Santa Ana, CA
11/05/14 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA *
11/06/14 – SLO Brewing Co – San Luis Obispo, CA *
11/07/14 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA *
11/08/14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *
11/10/14 – The Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA *
11/11/14 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA *
11/12/14 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *

* w/ Mariachi El Bronx

About Tijuana Panthers and Wayne Interest:

Live and on record, the Tijuana Panthers are a great band. You could say garage, punk or surf while describing their sound, but they’re harder to pin than that. The truth is that they write classic songs that don’t depend on tropes from any genre. They craft perfect pop and deliver it with energy and immediacy. However, the real magic of this band is in their weirdness.

Behind their picturesque portraits of daily life is an aching despair. This subtle contrast creates an eerie tension between the ideal, the real and the surreal. You suddenly realize they’re not the happy-go-lucky beach boys you tried to pin them as, but more akin to sexually frustrated soda jerks in a David Lynch film. And this all makes sense with the fact that they come from Southern California’s shadier city of Long Beach, not exactly the fun in the sun that California dream- ers might expect.

For Wayne Interest, the Panthers team up with producer Richard Swift. The recordings took place at Swift’s studio in Oregon where the band decidedly took risks in performance and production. The risks paid off. With Swift’s direction and upgrade in fidelity, Wayne Interest sounds just as compelling in headphones as it would at a house party in East LA. It also gives the listener a closer look at the idiosyncrasies of the Tijuana Panthers, only making it clearer that there’s something off about these creeps. Their weirdness, or bold- ness to be whoever they may be, is what makes this band great. It’s a rare quality. The more you listen to the Tijuana Panthers the more you wonder about them.

1. Four Horsemen
2. Torpedo
3. Cherry Street
4. Dark Matter
5. Sooner Or Later
6. Fired
8. Time
9. 7th Seal
10. Everybody’s Happy Nowdays
11. Reaction
12. Wayne Interest
13. Money Jar
14. Car Crash

For Tijuana Panthers press inquiries contact Bradley Bledsoe at Life or Death PR –
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