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

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