TIGERS and monkeys

Saturday Destroyer 

Little Lamb Recordings

September 17, 2018



Debbie Pressman // Publicist

Casey Hansen // Publicist


Melding the sounds of indie rock, blues, pop and garage rock, Tigers & Monkeys is a band from New York City with a haunting southern drawl.  In earlier releases, Loose Mouth (2007) and The Animals Will Forgive Us Again (2015) bandleader Shonali Bhowmik (lead vocals, guitar & formerly of Ultrababyfat) who is from Nashville, TN showcased her enchantment with a “dirty city.” Bhowmik’s songs are pages taken from her life in a big city which is all things at once: aggressive, careless, staggering, hypocritical and a tease. The band includes Jason Lam (bass, vocals), Joachim Kearns (guitar), Russ Dungan (guitar, surfer), Antonia Santangelo (percussion, dancing),  Anthony Cangelosi (drums) with honorary members Jody Bilinski (drums) and Jeff Sheinkopf (keyboards, drums) filling out the lineup.

Tigers and Monkeys has shared stages with bands like Sleater Kinney, Matt and Kim, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, The Shins, Love As Laughter, Heartless Bastards and has made videos directed by Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia), Mike Luciano (HBO’s Animals) and Joe Mischo. The band’s third full length release Saturday Destroyer (Little Lamb Recordings) which was recorded at Threshold Studios in Manhattan and produced by the legendary Kenny “The Soundman” Lienhardt of the Bowery Ballroom will be available on September 17, 2018.