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

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