Miniature Tigers – “Bullfighter Jacket”

Amrit Singh | July 23, 2010 - 3:45 pm

“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.

Miniature Tigers – “Bullfighter Jacket”

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