THE REPUBLIC TIGERS
Hailing from Kansas City, MO, The Republic Tigers spike their lushly orchestrated indie rock with organic and synthetic elements. Founder Kenn Jankowski originally moved to Kansas City in 1999 and began playing guitar for The People, a band that later changed its name to The Golden Republic (Astralwerks Records). He also made fast friends with local musicians Ryan Pinkston and Adam McGill. When The Golden Republic disbanded seven years later, he opted to launch his own pop-based project with the other two multi-instrumentalists. Taking their name from Jankowski's high school mascot, The Republic Tigers expanded their lineup with bassist Marc Pepperman and drummer Justin Tricomi. Electronic structures remained an important role in their music (via convenience/sensible creation-farming/forming). The band issued a self-titled EP in late 2007 before putting the finishing touches on Keep Color, which arrived in 2008.
Then there was a cool EP in 2011 titled “No Land’s Man,” which featured the emo smash hit “The Infidel” and the extremely fun “Merrymake It With Me.”
A second concept LP was concocted, “Mind Over Matter” - written from the year 2008 to the year 2011. Mixed and mastered in the year 2012. But then it was sadly shelved by the original labels, which leads us to now. The year is 2020. Something new is going to happen. "Mind Over Matter" will be released on hometown indie label The Record Machine.
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