Self-described thrashpop trio I Am Strikes has just released a rocking new single entitled “Paper Tiger.” A suspenseful opening of mesmerizing vocals, quietly buzzing guitar, and sparse drums later gives way to rollicking choruses with pulsating rhythms and wildly pitch-shifting riffs. It’s a modern version of Devil-at-the-crossroads blues jumbled up with rock and punk.
We love the attitude and directness in this band's sound - like Joan Jett infused with modern guitar pedals. The writing in this track is straightforward, passionate, and maximally effective.
I Am Strikes - Paper Tiger