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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.   Dino Damage
  4.   The Wolf
  5.   Tell It to the Volcano
  6.   Gold Skull
  7.   Sex on the Regular
  8.   Female Doctor
  9.   Rock N' Roll Mountain Troll
  10.   White Magic
  11.   Octopus
  12.   Give It Up to Guru
  13.   Selfish Girl
  14.   Pleasure Princess
  15.   Dream Girl
  16.   Oblivious
  17.   Giraffe
  18.   Black Magic
  19.   Hot Venom
  20.   Japanese Woman Living In My Closet
  21.   Sadistic Kisses
  22.   Angel Bath
  23.   Tropical Birds
  24.   Lolita
  25.   Haunted Pyramid
  26.   Better Apart
  27.   Boomerang
  28.   Used to Be the Shit
  29.   Coyote Enchantment
  30.   Flower Door
  31.   Dark Tower
  32.   Easy as All That
  33.   Vietnam
  34.   I Can't Stop
  35.   Egyptian Robe
  36.   Bullfighter Jacket
  37.   Husbands and Wives
  38.   Cleopatra
  39.   Hologram Girl
  40.   Like or Like Like
  41.   Annie Oakley
  42.   Ugly Needs
  43.   Frazier Ave
  44.   Swimming Pool Blues
  45.   Viking Hearts
  46.   Last Night's Fake Blood
  47.   Miami
  48.   Mansion of Misery
  49.   Tchaikovsky & Solitude
  50.   Afternoons with David Hockney
  51.   UTBTS
  52.   Used to Be the Shit by Skizzy Mars

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