Miniature Tigers

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Originally based in Phoenix, Arizona, Miniature Tigers relocated to Brooklyn in the past couple of years. The band's charmingly confessional debut full-length, Tell It to the Volcano, is full of catchy pop songs clearly influenced by post-"White Album" Beatles and the Beach Boys. On the outfit's latest release, Fortress, the Tigers incorporate thicker atmospheres, almost as a metaphor for the title, and hide singer Charlie Brand deeper in the mix. The album nevertheless proves to be a step forward for the band artistically, with song titles that could have come from chapters of an especially weird Tom Robbins novel. An endearingly energetic live band, these guys make any retro elements in their sound seem fresh instead of coming off like some kind of trendy affectation. Small yet scrappy, this is one band that chose its name well.

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