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

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