Colin Bugbee was born and raised outside of Scottsboro, Alabama. After attending a year at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, he returned home with a craving to write more and tour. Bugbee then moved into a camper on Sand Mountain to pursue both those endeavors. He draws influence from songwriters such as Elliott Smith, Paul Simon, The Band, and many recent and past punk, folk and country artists. His Get Young Records debut “Hallé” was digitally released for free through the label this past October.
Dreamtigers, hailing from Massachusetts, draws influence from late 90s and 2000s indie rock, as well as current bands such as The National, Cursive and the Weakerthans. Dreamtigers released their 2nd EP, Fools, through Grinding Tapes Records in late 2010 and toured the East Coast and Midwest with The First Annual in support of the EP in 2011. Fools has been re-released on Get Young, and the band is currently writing their first full length.
Bugbee and Jake Woodruff from Dreamtigers (who also plays in Defeater) met at a 2010 Defeater show in a barn in Alabama. The band was so impressed by Bugbee that they brought him along to open the rest of the tour, and this split is the first fruition of the musical bonds and friendship which began during those weeks.
The Colin Bugbee/Dreamtigers split 7 inch was released via Get Young Records this past March on vinyl and digital format. This two song 7 inch compiles both Colin Bugbee and Dreamtigers’ most recent effort and includes a bonus track from Dreamtigers and Colin Bugbee’s “Hallé” EP as a digital download extra. You order the record on Black,White and Brown vinyl through the Get Young Records web store or on Itunes and other digital media sites.
Stream the 7 inch and bonus track “Shadows” by Dreamtigers here: