Miniature Tigers - Fortress

“Bullfighter Jacket” comes as the second listen from Miniature Tigers’ forthcoming Fortress, following up on the Alan Palomo-produced high-pitched keyboard dreaminess of “Gold Skull.” (That one also has a video.) This track, like the rest of the LP, is produced by the morning benders’ Chris Chu, giving the Mini Tigers a lock on unexpected production credits from this past year’s breakout indie leading men. Ultimately, lead Tiger Charlie Brand’s harmonious, jangling pop angled toward ’60s is a closer fit to the benders than to Neon Indian, though each’s production style brings welcome variation to the plot. “Bullfighter Jacket” is sunny and warm, a piano and strummed song about giving yourself over to a pale skin and ribbons, given a nice home by colorful and slightly off kilter psychedelic flourishes at the track’s transitional moments, something Chu knows how to do well.

Fortress is out on Tuesday 7/27 via Modern Art Records — pre-order it here.

On tour:
07/21 – The High Dive @ Seattle, WA
07/22 – Mississippi Studios @ Portland, OR
07/23 – Hotel Utah Saloon @ San Francisco, CA
07/24 – Spaceland @ Los Angeles, CA
07/25 – House Of Blues @ San Diego, CA
07/27 – The Rhythm Room @ Phoenix, AZ
07/29 – Kilby Court @ Salt Lake City, UT
07/30 – Larimer Lounge @ Denver, CO
07/31 – Santa Fe Brewing Company @ Santa Fe, NM
08/02 – The Loft @ Dallas, TX
08/03 – Stubbs @ Austin, TX
08/05 – The Waiting Room @ Omaha, NE
08/06 – Triple Rock Social Club @ Minneapolis, MN
08/08 – LOLLAPALOOZA @ Chicago, IL
08/10 – Pike Room @ Pontiac, MI
08/11 – Musica @ Akron, OH
08/12 – TT The Bear’s @ Cambridge, MA
08/13 – The Mercury Lounge @ New York City, NY
08/14 – TBA
08/15 – North Star Bar @ Philadelphia, PA
08/17 – The Black Cat @ Washington, DC
08/18 – Sonar Club Stage @ Baltimore, MD
08/19 – Local 506 @ Chapel Hill, NC
08/20 – The Star Community Bar @ Atlanta, GA
08/21 – The Blackbooth @ Orlando, FL

Comments (1)
  1. it’s sad that so much emphasis is put on the production of their songs in these little track descriptions. I’d say the songs stand alone as sheer pop genius despite what ‘indie leading men’ produced them.

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