Death Valley

Death Valley EP


You can now purchase the Death Valley EP (CD) through the BTE Store.
The CD will also be available from select LSU affiliated stores listed below.
To purchase Death Valley in MP3 format, please visit iTunes and


Formed at LSU by LSU students, BTE has been making great rock music for over 20 years. The band members' Tiger Pride burns as brightly now as it did when they were working their way toward stardom. Better Than Ezra goes back to their roots with the upcoming release of their Death Valley EP on October 18. The record features a modern twist on traditional tailgating songs popularized by The Golden Band from Tigerland.
"LSU football has been a part of our DNA since our first practice just off campus in 1988 and we always talked about recording our favorite game day tracks BTE style" says bass player Tom Drummond. "The songs on this ep are iconic to not only LSU's Tiger Band but were originally pop songs from the 50s, 60s, and 80s. For us to be able to come back to LSU and record the songs is a dream come true."
Death Valley features rock renditions of classic LSU favorites such as: Hey Fighting Tigers; Double Shot of My Baby's Love; Hey Baby; Tiger By the Tail; and Chinese Bandits. Also included on the EP are Better Than Ezra's original songs This Time of Year and Hell No!, inspired by LSU football and their time at the University.
"This Time of Year was inspired by our drive up I-55 for the Ole Miss vs. LSU football games so we wanted to make sure that track was included on the ep as it was a perfect fit," said lead singer Kevin Griffin.

TRACK LISTING Click for Audio

  • 1. Intro
  • 2. Hey Fighting Tigers
  • 3. Double Shot Of My Baby's Love
  • 4. Tiger By The Tail
  • 5. Hey Baby
  • 6. This Time Of Year
  • 7. Hell No!
  • 8. Chinese Bandits


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