Slacker Logo


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
Read More Read Less

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

Artists Related to Miniature Tigers


Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |