The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now

Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson — AKA The Tallest Man On Earth — has a new record out this summer, and according to his interview with Rolling Stone, it deals with darker subject matter than what he might be known for. Today, he put the first single out into the universe, the spare, Dylan-channeling “1904.” Download below.

(via Rolling Stone)

There’s No Leaving Now is out 6/12 on Dead Oceans.

Comments (10)
  1. If anyone ever puts together a compilation of songs named for years from the first decade of the 20th century, they have 2 pretty good ones so far…

    • What is the other one besides this one?

    • From my iTunes I have:

      1928 – Califone
      1977 – Dr Octagon
      1917 – Fiery Furnaces
      1983 – Flying Lotus
      Abernant 1984/1985 – Mekons
      Sept 15th, 1983 – Mountain Goats
      Gojam Province 1968 – Mountain Goats
      Chino Love Song 1979 – Mountain Goats
      Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel
      Memories Of Jacqueline 1906 – The Olivia Tremor Control
      1994 – Lord Quas
      1999 – Prince
      Diskimo 1992 – The Residents
      1984 – Samiyam
      1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
      1970 – The Stooges

      So there’s 16 more…:) Not all comp-worthy though.

  2. Lovely song, very Dylan-ish, good thing I have a road trip coming up!

  3. this man can do no wrong.

  4. Always perfection. damn.

  5. “deals with darker subject matter than what he might be known for.”

    Hmmm…his first album was “Shallow Grave.” His material is usually pretty dark overall.

    Mega excited about this! One of the greatest singer songwriters alive!

  6. Wild Hunt was my #1 Album of 2010. I know it’s very preemptive, but this song makes “There’s No Leaving Now” a strong contender for my 2012.

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