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

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