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Miniature Tigers

Although declared "one of the 25 best bands on MySpace" by Rolling Stone in late 2006, Miniature Tigers rose to wider attention with the release of their 2008 debut, Tell It to the Volcano. The band was founded by songwriter Charlie Brand, an Arizona native who avoided his state's sky-high temperatures by writing songs in his bedroom. The resulting material paired Brand's acoustic guitar with a wide range of pop influences -- the Cars' strut, Weezer's snark, Phil Spector's polish -- and Miniature Tigers soon inked a deal with Modern Art Records, a label co-founded by fellow Phoenix-based group Chronic Future. With drummer Rick Schaier, guitarist Algernon Quashie, and bassist Alex Gerber also on board, Miniature Tigers released the breezy Tell It to the Volcano in September 2008. Between the cross-country tours that followed, Miniature Tigers found enough downtime to pull up stakes and move to Brooklyn, where Brand began writing songs that were more experimental than Tell It to the Volcano's acoustic-based pop. Members of Neon Indian and the Morning Benders were enlisted to produce the material, which was recorded in upstate New York and released in summer 2010 as Fortress. In 2012, Miniature Tigers returned with the more '80s synth- and dance-oriented Mia Pharaoh. Two years later, they delivered the similarly disco and synth pop-infused Cruel Runnings, featuring production from Chris Zane (Walkmen, Passion Pit). ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Miniature Tigers

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
    1 song

Albums by
Miniature Tigers

Top Songs by
Miniature Tigers

  1.   Song
  2.   Cannibal Queen
  3.   Tell It to the Volcano
  4.   The Wolf
  5.   Dino Damage
  6.   Gold Skull
  7.   Female Doctor
  8.   Sex on the Regular
  9.   Rock N' Roll Mountain Troll
  10.   Giraffe
  11.   Flower Door
  12.   Afternoons with David Hockney
  13.   Sadistic Kisses
  14.   Nobody Else
  15.   Husbands and Wives
  16.   Dark Tower
  17.   Vietnam
  18.   Viking Hearts
  19.   I'm Awake Now
  20.   Last Night's Fake Blood
  21.   I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy
  22.   Dreaming
  23.   Oblivious
  24.   Easy as All That
  25.   Like or Like Like
  26.   Pleasure Princess
  27.   I Never Want Our Love to End
  28.   Selfish Girl
  29.   Annie Oakley
  30.   Black Magic
  31.   Octopus
  32.   Cleopatra
  33.   Before You
  34.   Frazier Ave
  35.   Coyote Enchantment
  36.   Egyptian Robe
  37.   Pictures of You
  38.   Used to Be the Shit
  39.   White Magic
  40.   Better Apart
  41.   Swimming Pool Blues
  42.   UTBTS
  43.   Wheat
  44.   Lolita
  45.   Hologram Girl
  46.   Tchaikovsky & Solitude
  47.   Dream Girl
  48.   Mansion of Misery
  49.   Boomerang
  50.   Hot Venom
  51.   Japanese Woman Living In My Closet
  52.   Angel Bath
  53.   My Girl Forever
  54.   Ugly Needs
  55.   I Can't Stop
  56.   Give It Up to Guru
  57.   Haunted Pyramid
  58.   Wish It Was Now
  59.   Miami
  60.   Tropical Birds
  61.   Bullfighter Jacket
  62.   Crying in the Sunshine
  63.   Used to Be the Shit

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