L.A. trio Sabertooth Tiger's debut album, Extinction is Inevitable, is a pedal-to-the-metal blast of pissed-off hardcore punk. Elements of sounds popularized in places like San Diego and Portland bubble under the surface, forming a motley brew of ferocious energy. Comparisons to Drive Like Jehu, Tragedy, and bullet Union aside, Sabertooth Tiger weld powerful sonic dynamics with equally forceful ideas on topics such as autonomy, economics, patriotism, consumerism, and the like.
Fronted by singer/bassist Chris Burnett and singer/guitarist Aaron Farley, the band have been building an audience in L.A. for the past 3 years. Recorded in 2005 by the venerable Alex Newport, Extinction is Inevitable features the considerable drum talents of both Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta) and Erin Garcia (Brother Reade), depending on which track you happen to land on. Song lyrics range from the cynical to the hopeful, and, at times, the radical. The enhanced "Extinction is Inevitable" CD includes a video for the track "Argentina" by director Michael Grodner.