From Tiger! Tiger!
This newest love/hate letter from Atlanta's Tiger! Tiger! features 15 new songs that capture the shifting moods of a waterfront tavern with floors of sawdust and broken teeth. Cut Them Where They Bleed ups the ante of Brecht/Weill's "Threepenny Opera" to five bucks. Possessing a mastery of relatively ancient electro-mechanical devices gone haywire, Tiger! Tiger!'s front woman Buffi Aguero delivers a bitter, battering wind, alternately cooing and caterwauling in a haunting harangue. Aguero uncorks a bottle of emotional spirits, dumps the contents, and uses the empty vessel to make a Molotov cocktail of words. Then she shoves the listener into the priest's side of the confessional and locks them in.