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

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