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

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