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Pleasant Surprise

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 23, 2007 7:44PM

tigersurprise.jpgIt's National Leftovers Weekend, and while the food you're downing may not be entirely fresh, the live music you check out can be if you're hitting up the Bottle on Sunday night for Tiger Surprise. Some of Chicago's finer players comprise this 5-piece ambient pop group, whose expansive song structures and pinpoint musicianship recall everything from Radiohead to Grizzly Bear to The Police. Flying a bit under the radar thus far, Chicagoist thinks that it's only a matter of time before indie heads and blogs alike are singing Tiger Surprise's praises from the end of every "dive bar" in the city, so get in on the ground floor. Don't fear any pretense from the stage, the band's MySpace page asks in the "About" section, "What do you mean you don't like cerebral dance music...You don't want women there??"

MP3: Tiger Surprise - Ok I'll Do It

MP3: Tiger Surprise - Fight in the Sun

Tiger Surprise plays the Empty Bottle with The Great Sea Serpent and May Or May Not on Sunday, November 25, 9:00 p.m., $8, 21+