Tijuana Panthers (Innovative Leisure)

Tijuana Panthers just released their third record, Wayne Interest, earlier this summer on Innovative Leisure, and are set to head to the Bay later on this month (with a new video to boot!). And they’re going big—the trio is curbing the West coast with the über hardcore group Fucked Up.

For Wayne, Tijuana Panthers worked with Richard Swift, the mastermind producer behind The Shins and Foxygen, to nail down their hard-to-delineate sound. However, that genre ambivalence is where they like to stay. They’re content orchestrating their sound from somewhere in the space between punk, beachy guitar riffs, and grungy rock, and claim influence by both the darker, seedier shades of their hometown of Long Beach as well as classic pop.

That sentiment is animated by their video for “Nobo”, in which the band styles itself in cheeky ’70s-style crime garb for a bit of dark comedy. Check it out below, and then get info on their show at the Independent.

Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers
The Independent
August 19, 2014
8pm, $20 (21+)