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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.   I Can't Stop
  11.   Boomerang
  12.   Oblivious
  13.   Viking Hearts
  14.   Bullfighter Jacket
  15.   Frazier Ave
  16.   Pleasure Princess
  17.   Husbands and Wives
  18.   Ugly Needs
  19.   Easy as All That
  20.   Octopus
  21.   Tropical Birds
  22.   Lolita
  23.   Sadistic Kisses
  24.   Tchaikovsky & Solitude
  25.   Giraffe
  26.   Cleopatra
  27.   Hot Venom
  28.   Swimming Pool Blues
  29.   Miami
  30.   Selfish Girl
  31.   Coyote Enchantment
  32.   Haunted Pyramid
  33.   Like or Like Like
  34.   Annie Oakley
  35.   Angel Bath
  36.   White Magic
  37.   Vietnam
  38.   Dark Tower
  39.   Afternoons with David Hockney
  40.   Egyptian Robe
  41.   Mansion of Misery
  42.   Hologram Girl
  43.   Dream Girl
  44.   Last Night's Fake Blood
  45.   Japanese Woman Living In My Closet
  46.   Give It Up to Guru
  47.   Used to Be the Shit
  48.   Flower Door
  49.   Better Apart
  50.   Black Magic
  51.   UTBTS
  52.   Used to Be the Shit by Skizzy Mars

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