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Park a Tiger

by Reptoids

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1. Mexico Fiasco
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2. Permanent Mark
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3. FU
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4. 9 Times
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Monstrous riffs, cut-throat verses, aggressive beats, sludgy grinds. When they’re not sharing a stage with such notorious deviants as Gito Gito Hustler (Gearhead),the Reputation (Lookout!), and Evil Beaver (Johann’s Face), they are known to frequent dive bars and seedy hangouts. Drive-ins showing zombie flicks are a favorite of this group. Approach them from a safe distance as close contact may result in inner ear damage and vomit swallowing.

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Chris

Park a Tiger
Gotta add my voice to the chorus here...Reptoids are awesome, and I'm not just saying that because the bass player is one of my best friends. This CD is six tracks of plain old fried gold. If you dig rock with a punk edge, you absolutely need to own this disc.

Anchors- Punk News.Org

Loud, bratty, and straight to the point, It's raw, gritty, and damn heavy for a
A reptoid is merely a theoretical proposition. The hypothetical product of the evolution of humans if the dinosaurs didn't become extinct, nothing more, nothing less. Fitting then, that Park a Tiger finds the band Reptoids one eagerly playing for the past, playing for when punks' only criteria was "we go to eleven."

Even so, in that right, Reptoids more than succeed. Loud, bratty, and straight to the point, they make no qualms about the music they play. It's raw, gritty, and damn heavy for a punk band. In just sixteen minutes, Reptoids are able to establish and peak interest, and end just as strongly. There's not much deviation from song to song, but oddly enough, that almost seems sort of trivial with this release. The focus isn't supposed to be on anything but the rock, and songs like "Soft Living" deliver it in pretty large doses. "Crimes Against Humanity" opens up with some strong bass work, while Kay Oh's tough, no-frills vocals take the lead, and not only does she perfectly suit the guitar work, but she's playing a good deal of it herself. She and guitarist Melissa contrast some clean leads over the heavily distorted rhythms, and the product comes out surprisingly smooth. As you listen more and more, the more apparent it becomes that there's more depth to the music than just turning the amps up as high as possible.

But still, it's damn loud. "Mexico Fiasco" shows Kay Oh's vocals essentially getting lost under the sea of fuzz and distortion. "Permanent Mark" feigns the band slowing down for a 15-second acoustic lead-in, but that's pretty short-lived. Even so, it seems to be a slowdown for the band, a brief reprieve, and the only one that's going to be found on the album.

I'll keep this short and sweet, just like this album, and hell, the band's own words can sum this up better than I can: "Prepare for war now, this is open fire."

Anchors- Punk News.Org

Loud, bratty, and straight to the point, It's raw, gritty, and damn heavy for a
A reptoid is merely a theoretical proposition. The hypothetical product of the evolution of humans if the dinosaurs didn't become extinct, nothing more, nothing less. Fitting then, that Park a Tiger finds the band Reptoids one eagerly playing for the past, playing for when punks' only criteria was "we go to eleven."

Even so, in that right, Reptoids more than succeed. Loud, bratty, and straight to the point, they make no qualms about the music they play. It's raw, gritty, and damn heavy for a punk band. In just sixteen minutes, Reptoids are able to establish and peak interest, and end just as strongly. There's not much deviation from song to song, but oddly enough, that almost seems sort of trivial with this release. The focus isn't supposed to be on anything but the rock, and songs like "Soft Living" deliver it in pretty large doses. "Crimes Against Humanity" opens up with some strong bass work, while Kay Oh's tough, no-frills vocals take the lead, and not only does she perfectly suit the guitar work, but she's playing a good deal of it herself. She and guitarist Melissa contrast some clean leads over the heavily distorted rhythms, and the product comes out surprisingly smooth. As you listen more and more, the more apparent it becomes that there's more depth to the music than just turning the amps up as high as possible.

But still, it's damn loud. "Mexico Fiasco" shows Kay Oh's vocals essentially getting lost under the sea of fuzz and distortion. "Permanent Mark" feigns the band slowing down for a 15-second acoustic lead-in, but that's pretty short-lived. Even so, it seems to be a slowdown for the band, a brief reprieve, and the only one that's going to be found on the album.

I'll keep this short and sweet, just like this album, and hell, the band's own words can sum this up better than I can: "Prepare for war now, this is open fire."

GreenMuse-Rocknworld.com

The Reptoids hail from Chicago and well frankly kick the proverbial shit out of
Few things in life are as great and soul stirring as a good female fronted band, The Reptoids are a prime example of this. Since getting this CD about 4 or so days ago it has been all I've listened to(aside from some test listens to the latest sendings from TKO Records). I've listened to it while driving, I've listened to it while getting dressed, I've listened to it while playing Gran Turismo. etc etc, you get the idea. The Reptoids hail from Chicago and well frankly kick the proverbial shit out of a lot of other bands out there. You can rest assured that The Reptoids will strip paint from your walls at 30 ft.

The vocals here are reminiscent of L7 or the Distillers(minus the VERY Courtney love-esque thing Brody has going on). In other words the vocalist(I want to say her name is Melissa, but I don't have the CD case on me at the moment so I can only go on memory)has the great sort of voice that just fits so well in a rock setting. The guitar work is top notch as well, a nice, tight 2 guitar attack. But like my hero, Joe Strummer said, "a band is only as good as its drummer". This drummer does an excellent job of keeping everything anchored well.

Then there is the bass player(the only male in the band). He simply tears it up on the bass. Hopefully this band will start touring out of the northern part of the country and start coming down to my neck of the woods. I bet they put a killer live show on.

My personal favorite track is "9 times". If anything just for the delivery of the opening verse. it has a nice arpeggiated intro followed by a short blast of cymbal, then they pop in with the verse. "This is war now, prepare for open fire. thermo nuclear acid rain, when the smoke clears, there'll be nothing left, your lives in a shallow grave".

Seriously. Bob Ross smiles on this band. Would you expect anything else from a band that named themselves after the hypothetical product of the evolution of humans if the dinosaurs didn't die?

Derek Blackman- Indie Music.com

Primal Scream therapy could be eliminated solely by the amount of aggression rel
When I first heard Chicago-based Reptoids latest EP Park a Tiger, my immediate reaction was that some music is only viable if the musicians can draw blood in a pillow fight.

There’s a void in chick-rock with Reptoids level of intensity, and considering the competition is primarily Courtney Love’s pathetic headline-grabbing need for attention, it’s clear the scene could use more talent and less desperation. I can only assume that if Ms. Love had kept her job retrieving lost coins from sewer drains to pay for smack we’d still be enjoying the music of her late husband. That aside, Reptoids are a welcome break from the tantrums of the Bruised One.

Trading off vocals and guitars, Kay Oh and Melissa (surnames are apparently optional) split their time just sounding angry. Primal Scream therapy could be eliminated solely by the amount of aggression released in these sixteen minutes. Playing out the rest of the band are bassist and sole male emissary XYZ and Meg, the sexiest drummer in rock since Dave Grohl had long hair.

Kicking off with a face-shredding “Mexico Fiasco,” there is no build-up or warning. Silence one moment is followed by the complete destruction of all sound. Grinding through tracks like “Permanent Mark” and “9 Times,” the only real low point is the fact that there is certainly room for a few more songs. These six tracks play well but could use some more company. The highlights are “F.U.” and the too brief “Crimes Against Humanity,” but nothing lacks, possibly explaining the short song selection.

Caveat Emptor: These ladies aren’t the kind you take home to meet your mother. Oh no. Typically, they meet your parents while breaking into your house late at night to steal jewelry and antiques to peddle for drugs and tattoos. Just one more reason to support their cause.

Ewan Wadharmi-Hybrid Magazine.com

I parked this tiger, and after a dozen listens, none of the excitement has leake
In the beginning the punk was void and without form. And Hilly said, "Let there be CBGB's. " This is music that isn't preoccupied with the punk rock sorting hat. Reptoids have more passion and direction than technical ability, which is precisely why punks created this whole pastime in the first place - to rail against Guitar Institute Of Technology gits. All you have to do is have a good musical or lyrical idea (which they've got both) and bring it to life. That's not to say that they aren't decent musicians, they just avoid showboating and appear on the same page.

Singer Kay Oh tries to be neither too cutesie nor unearthly evil but irresistibly strong and tough. The sonic thrills are an amalgam of minor-note garage rock and artsy darkness perpetrated by Melissa's avalanche guitar licks and like-minded bass from Ari Joffee. "F.U." demonstrates perfectly how they take each part and pull the threads together into something vivid knitted by Meg's skilled drumsticks. The backup vocals blend so well that it sounds like studio technique. I parked this tiger, and after a dozen listens, none of the excitement has leaked out. And they play with Evil Beaver? But of course.

AA-Punk Planet


Loud, crunchy guitars reminiscent of Shesus and the Cinch with a slightly darker hue. Solid rock slow cooked with subtle solos and firm vocals. Sounds like the soundtrack to a film about an indignant teenager who has to reluctantly fight slow-moving zombies in order to save his high school peers. (AA)

Church of Girl

musically raw and aggressive, earning their reputation for a strong musical futu
The Reptoids are earning a reputation – and Church of Girl is helping to spread all the juicy gossip!

The band is a ¾ female grunge-punk power house featuring Kay Oh (guitar, vocals), Melissa (guitar, vocals), Meg (drums) and Ari Joffee (bass, vocals). They formed in mid 2003 and are based in Chicago.

Strong and growing, The Reptoids receive terrestrial airplay on Chicago stations and have been reviewed in the Illinois Entertainer and Punk Planet. Their music is aggressive and touches on subjects like bladder infections, L7, stolen guitars and UFO conspiracy theories.

Kay Oh and Melissa trade off vocals and guitars, providing a little extra variety on their 6 song release, “Park a Tiger”. We particularly like the song “Crimes Against Humanity”, showing off the more melodic, power pop face of the band.

Overall, the CD is musically raw and aggressive, earning their reputation for a strong musical future.

Mark Glenn

Park a Tiger
I love this band. I have seen them a couple of times live and they tear the place up! This is their best CD yet. Excellent production quality. Guitars are awesome; aggressive but melodic at the same time. Meg provides a great back beat on the drums. This by far is one of my favorite bands!