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

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