Tiger, My Friend

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Tiger, My Friend
Tiger My Friend.jpg
Cover art by Galia Durant
Studio album by Psapp
Released November 2, 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Electronica
Label Domino Recording Company
Producer Carim Clasmann
Galia Durant
Psapp chronology
Buttons and War EP
(2004) Buttons and War EP2004
Tiger, My Friend
The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
(2006) The Only Thing I Ever Wanted2006
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The original Leaf Label cover of Tiger, My Friend
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Tiger, My Friend is the first album by electronica band Psapp. It was originally released on The Leaf Label and was later reissued by Domino Records, which now controls Psapp's entire catalog.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.

Psapp is an experimental electronica band. The band, a duo consisting of Carim Clasmann and Galia Durant, are sometimes credited with inventing a musical style known as toytronica, a form of electronica made with toys and toy instruments. They have released four albums, a Japan Exclusive Mini-Album Northdown and five EPs. They composed the song "Cosy in the Rocket", the main theme on the medical-drama TV series Grey's Anatomy. Some of their other songs have been used in other American TV shows such as The OC and Nip/Tuck as well as the UK Channel 4 TV show Sugar Rush.


Track listing

All tracks written by Psapp at Fishtank Studios, London, except where noted.

1."Northdown Flat B1"0:31
2."Rear Moth"3:56
3."Leaving in Coffins"4:13
4."Calm Down" (Psapp, Tim Whelan)4:21
5."Velvet Pony"3:48
6."About Fun"3:42
8."King Kong"4:10
9."The Counter"3:51
11."Tiger, My Friend"4:03



Additional personnel

Shawn Lee is an American musician, producer, award-winning video game composer, and multi-instrumentalist, who now lives in London, England. He is currently working on a new touring band project with AM entitled "AM & Shawn Lee". AM & Shawn Lee's debut album Celestial Electric was released around the world in 2012 and their new second album La Musique Numérique was released in 2013.


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  1. "Tiger My Friend by Psapp". Metacritic . Retrieved October 14, 2016.