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

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