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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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Miniature Tigers


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Miniature Tigers

Top Songs by
Miniature Tigers

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

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