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Another New One From Miniature Tigers: “Pictures Of You”

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Check out the latest release from Miniature Tigers, “Pictures Of You” from their forthcoming album, I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy, out in two days!

Previous tracks from the new album have been released over the past few weeks. Click below to check those out if you missed it.

Miniature Tigers – “Nobody Else”

Miniature Tigers – “Crying In The Sunshine”

 

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Miniature Tigers – “Nobody Else”

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Easy, breezy and just a bit left of center, Miniature Tigers arrive with their perfectly infectious new track, “Nobody Else,” taken from their forthcoming album, I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy, due October 28.

With an eclectic sample and meditative lyrics that will make you feel brand new, the song was a collaborative project for the band. Frontman, Charlie Brand explains- “My friend Jeff Whitman turned me on to Millie Small when we were having dinner one night. I became obsessed with her incredible voice. I started chopping her song “What Am I Living For” up and sent it to Rick. He added those piano chords and some vocals and sent it back to me to finish.”

Brand adds, “Mae (Whitman) gave me the line “Sleep more / Drink less / Find a better therapist” which led to the theme of the song. This song to me is really a big collaboration with my friends and loved ones.”

Upcoming Shows:

10/21 Philadelphia PA – Boot and Saddle
10/22 New York NY – Sunnyvale
10/23 Boston MA – The Middle East Upstairs

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Video: Miniature Tigers – “Crying In The Sunshine”

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“Persistence is the key ingredient when it comes to the story of Miniature Tigers. Originally started as a bedroom project by front-man Charlie Brand in Phoenix, Arizona in 2006, the band has since released 4 studio albums, toured the planet and cultivated a cult base of die hard fans through their constant output of brilliantly written records. Early albums such as Tell It To the Volcano and FORTRESS garnered them critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR and Stereogum while later albums such as Mia Pharaoh and Cruel Runnings (recorded in Jamaica) sent them on more futuristic indie-pop realms, garnering support from Neon Gold and festival appearances at Lollapalooza, ACL, Fun Fun Fun, and international touring with multi-platinum act Fun.
Like many bands after nearly a decade of hard work and moderate success, Charlie Brand started considering his future. He started an exciting buzz-worthy project with close friend Jeremy Malvin (Chrome Sparks) called Promises Ltd. , wrote and produced for other artists such as rapper Skizzy Mars and after a long relationship came to and end, naturally he turned to what he always turned to….and the output took shape in what eventually would become Miniature Tigers 5th LP.
 “I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy was written after the end of a long relationship. I wanted to leave those recordings intentionally raw to maintain the feeling of that time. I wanted it to feel clear and immediate.” As the “demos” came together, it became evident that the recordings were actually album cuts. “I spent a few months couch surfing with friends in Texas and New York before eventually moving to Los Angeles. Many of the songs on the record were written and recorded while I was living on someone’s air mattress. This album felt so specifically personal that when it came time to finish I decided to not re-record anything in a studio and to just mix and master it myself. ”

The end result is a 5th album jam packed with the excitement and energy of a debut album…but with the mastery that can only come from a seasoned writer like Brand, where the lessons learned and scars born from a life dedicated to music are not in this case in vain but celebrated in the mastery of expression in it’s truest form.

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Miniature Tigers “Bullfighter Jacket” Video

Click image to watch the video for "Bullfighter Jacket"

 
“A zeitgeisty comination of vocal-indie-world-pop (a la Grizzly Bear and Local Natives), old-school indie pop, casual experimentation, and the druggy-haze of dream-pop.” – Metromix
 
Named one of SPIN Magazine‘s 5 Best New Artists for October, Miniature Tigers have a new “Where’s Waldo” themed video for their single “Bullfighter Jacket”. It’s honestly one of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen!

After wrapping up a month with Neon Indian, The Tigers are hitting the road again for a string of dates with The Walkmen and Japandroids followed by a full US tour with Freelance Whales.

Miniature Tigers Tour Dates:

w/ THE WALKMEN & JAPANDROIDS
Oct 13 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Oct 14 – Barrymore Theater – Madison, WI
Oct 15 – Cabooze on the West Bank – Minneapolis, MN
CMJ
Oct 19 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY   
CMJ Show w/ Kevin Devine, the Goddamn Band
w/ FREELANCE WHALES
Nov 5 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Nov 6 – Black Cat – Washington, DC   
Nov 7 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC   
Nov 8 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA   
Nov 10 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX 
Nov 11 – The ND at 501 Studios – Austin, TX
Nov 12 – Loft – Dallas, TX
Nov 14 – Clubhouse Music Venue – Tempe, AZ   
Nov 16 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA 
Nov 18 – Troubadour – LA, CA
Nov 19 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
Nov 21 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
Nov 23 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
Nov 26 – Neurolux Lounge – Boise, ID   
Nov 27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT   
Nov 29 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO   
Dec 3 – The Basement – Columbus, OH   
Dec 4 – Brillobox, – Pittsburgh, PA   
Dec 5 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY   
Dec 7 – The Monkey House – Burlington, VT   
Dec 8 – Castaways – Ithaca, NY   
Dec 9 – Middle East – Boston, MA   
Dec 10 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA   
Dec 14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

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