Friday, October 9, 2009
I could not resist giving this pair a listen after reading on Bolachas - “If Panda Bear moved to Sweden, started playing cello and fell in love with Joanna Newsom’s cousin, possessed by Kate Bush struck by lightning, this might be the outcome…”.
Who could resist that? So this is The Tiny.
But I was pleasantly surprised by the tunes.
Wikipedia says: The Tiny is a Swedish band consisting of pianist and vocalist Ellekari Larsson, cellist Leo Svensson, and double bassist Johan Berthling (sometimes replaced by Patric Thorman or Torbjörn Zetterberg in live shows). Larsson's DetErMine Records distributes the band's albums in Sweden, while they are signed to Eyeball Records in the United States. The Tiny's first album, Close Enough, was released in Spring 2004 in Sweden, and a year later in the United States. Their second album, Starring: Someone Like You, was released in mid-2006.
The group's hauntingly minimalistic music demonstrates classical, gothic, and other influences. Larsson's characteristically childlike singing voice is frequently prone to melodic yowling and warbling, and has drawn comparisons to Björk and Kate Bush.
The Tiny "Last Weekend". The first single from the new album Gravity & Grace, released in Scandinavia Oktober 14th 2009. Director: Jacob Mohlin.
Jacob Mohlin does an amazing job on the video. Awesome.
Obviously this group is very aware of the power of video, check out this one from 2007. Dirty Frames directed by Magnus Renfors.
Their sound must bring out something in videographers. Here they cover Gillian Welsh's "Everything is Free" which inspired Emmy Larsson & Karin Landers to make this cool video.