Absent Tiger

Absent Tiger from Seattle.

Absent is a two-person band from Seattle. Grant sings, plays guitar, and organ pedals hooked to synthesizers to create as many lush tones and overlays as possible. Mercedes focuses on the drums and provides taut, high-energy lines as well as her awesomeness. The band uses no loops in either their live or recorded material. Instead, the bass pedals fill in the resulting undertones and the harmonies.

The band began in 2010 as a bedroom-style project for the lead singer, who decided to minimize the amount of musicians required to put on a show. After touring nationally with various drummers, he returned to Seattle and found Mercedes.

Woods: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OINq93cvPGA&feature=youtu.be&t=54s

Many practice sessions and shows since, the band is one of the most interesting live acts around the Pacific Northwest, bringing the sound of a full band absent the need for extra bodies.

The band is recording their debut this August at Bear Creek Studios. (Walkmen, Lumineers, Fleet Foxes, etc.)

recent shows:

LoFi Gallery - Seattle, WA

LoFi Gallery - Seattle, WA

LoFi Gallery - Seattle, WA

Charleston - Bremerton, WA

Big Building Bash - Seattle, WA

Blue Moon - Seattle, WA

Ground Zero - Bellevue, WA

LoFi Gallery - Seattle, WA

Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA

Highline - Seattle, WA

Rendevous - Seattle, WA

The Stork Club - Oakland, CA

Blue Moon – Seattle, WA

El Corazon – Seattle, WA

Comet - Seattle, WA

High Dive - Seattle, WA

The Badlander - Missoula, MT

The Filling Station - Bozeman, MT

The Listening Room – Fargo, ND

400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN

Mickey’s Tavern - Madison WI

Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN

Brass Rail - Fort Wayne, IN

Kung Fu Neck Tie - Philadelphia, PA

Death By Audio – NYC

Shea Stadium – NYC

Pete Candy Store – NYC

Trash Bar – NYC

Bandcamp: http://absentmusic.bandcamp.com/
Everyone is over 21.

Portland OR friends! Show tonight over the bridge in Vancouver, WA Brickhouse Bar There will be lights!

Mercedes on those rad drums! This album is gonna rule.

Last day tracking! Amazing studio!

Working on demo tracks! Happy fourth everyone! Big news soon....


Band Members

Grant Rafter
-Mercedes Toro
-Casey Wessel
-Artimus Pace


Current Location


Other Seattle Artists
Kenny G
Ashburn Artists