Bulletproof ­Tiger

Erik Trejo: Guitar (electric) | Jean-Luc Duvalier: Keyboards

Genre: Rock

RIYL: Lightworks, Shardik's Walkman, Black Lung, God Lives Underwater, Bixclassy

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Inception: San Diego, 2009

Influences: Daft Punk, RATATAT, Ghostland Observatory, New Order


Bulletproof ­Tiger was an instrumental disco-pop duo featuring guitarist Erik Trejo (Bixclassy) and a synth-playing partner he first met in a high school art class. The duo co-founded the band in El Paso, Texas, using the aliases Bobby Miracles and Jean-Luc Duvalier. They soon moved to San Diego and began playing area gigs. Their June 2011 seven-inch featured the tracks “Shout of the Dark” and “Healthy Fear,” and they followed up that November with a full-length, Year of the Tiger.

However, Trejo's wish to do more electronic music didn't meet his partner's approval, and the group disbanded. Trejo relocated to Austin, Texas and launched a solo electronic project called Lightworks, releasing his debut Sleepover in 2016.


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