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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rin Tin Tiger Release Rollicking Barn Burner "Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot"

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM

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San Francisco's Rin Tin Tiger, a folksy alt-country band (an apt-enough label although the group's music displays influence from a plethora of genres), released a new rollicking barn burner of a song this week, "Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot."

The trio features a pair of brothers, Kevin and Sean Sullivan (on guitar and bass respectively), and Andrew Skewes-Cox on drums. Every member contributes vocals. A quick listen through the group's discography conjures up vibes of Bob Dylan, the Violent Femmes, Emmylou Harris, and a surprisingly vast array of others. 

When asked about the lyrical content for the new high-energy tune, singer Kevin Sullivan told me, "This song is a collection of thoughts that was drifting through my mind about a year ago: constantly making the wrong choice, shame, guilt, fear, feeling down, anxiety, holding fast onto a dream, feeling rejected and foolish, not being able to return to the streets of your youth because they're all practically a crime scene. "

"Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot" was recorded by Aaron Hellam at Hellam Sound Studios in Oakland, and can be heard below.

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