Easy There Tiger is an instrumental funk rock band from Portland, OR. With a deep background in rock n' roll, the trio - Jake Soffer on guitar, Cody Powers on bass, and Mason Martel on drums - evokes a classic hard rock sound with a fresh taste of funk, jazz, and post-rock elements. Since the trio's fruition, ETT has maintained a packed schedule of shows in the Pacific Northwest. An entirely instrumental band, the three musicians incorporate soul, funk, rock, and psychedelic styles to form a unique, non-lyrical musical voice.
Paying ode to “Got Your Money” by Ol' Dirty Bastard, Easy There Tiger adds their authentic flair and originality in their instrumental rendition titled “You Bastards”. All comparisons aside, what you get here is a gorgeously expressive piece of music. A journey through spectacular instrumentation, skillful use of contrast, quiet, chaos, and everything that it means to craft artistic audio from scratch. Easy There Tiger’s “You Bastards” is a superb example of how to take something exceedingly well known, and re-build it in a new yet still soulfully relevant manner. The track maintains every ounce of swagger and good vibes from beginning to end. Let your mind wander and groove into the melodic and wonderful soundscape of “You Bastards”.
Check out “You Bastards” here and read more with Easy There Tiger below!
Welcome to BuzzMusic! We love your track “You Bastards”! What do you hope your listeners take away from it?
Thanks! It's a loose cover of "Got Your Money" by Ol' Dirty Bastard, and we had a lot of fun with it. The composition twists and turns in a bunch of ways, and we hope that listeners can find a way to either soak into it deeply, or just groove to it.
What’s your writing process like as a group?
For this particular song, our guitarist wrote most of the parts aside from the ODB motifs. The song was arranged by the group. Generally speaking, our writing process is the same for most of our songs - a few parts brought forth by one person, then arranged and cranked out as a group.
What’s your stage presence like?
We've played a lot of shows together since we started up two years ago - all of our music is instrumental and can be pretty demanding to play live, so we're not necessarily all over the place. However, our sound is leaning more towards a riff-based/stoner rock sound, which allows us to bop around on stage a bit more.
When you’re not making music, what do you all do?
Portland has a really cool music scene, so we often go to our friend's shows and play in other groups.
What’s next for Easy There Tiger?
We're putting out another single in October and heading into the studio to record our third single pretty soon! easytheretigerofficial.com is the best place to get updates.
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