Cougar writer Emily offers her top ten albums for our Top albums of 2012 feature. Andrew Bird - 'Break It Yourself' Included in the Cougar Microbes albums of 2012 here. Biffy Clyro - 'Blackened Sky B-sides' To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the band’s first album, a huge deluxe vinyl edition of 'Blackened Sky' was released earlier this year. [...] The post Cougar Microbes Writer Picks 2012: Emily appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
The Tallest Man On Earth aka Kristian Matsson brings us this great track from his 2012 album, There’s No Leaving Now. Enjoy.
Welcome to the fifth consecutive Best Albums of the Year here at Hidden Track. Hopefully, you know by now that we pride ourselves on covering music that spans any genre, any age, any geography and any instrumental makeup. To us, good music is good music. Period. So, you can rest assured of the one thing that will always make our list a cut above the rest: we consider everything. Our submissions include all styles of music from bluegrass to jazz, jam to indie, electronica to rap, as well as everything in between. At the [...]
Um trabalho de dedilhado e acordes que exigiria toda a sua concentração no violão, leitor, é o que o sueco Kristian Mattson faz da maneira mais despretensiosa possível, de regata, colar havaiano (daqueles que são entregues em festas de formatura), enquanto caminha pela cidade a convite da Pitchfork e sua subdivisão televisiva. Sem aparentar esforço algum, The Tallest Man On Earth apresenta Revelation Blues ao vivo, faixa do seu último álbum There's no leaving now , e mostra com clareza seu timbre incrível de voz. O vídeo é outro destaque: uma [...]
From the light-filled strums opening The Tallest Man on Earth's third proper album, there’s an immediate sense of shifted perspective, a return to see the world and a life through the lens of a fixed place. The man whose music always had a fleeting, nomadic quality, who sang “ I plan to be forgotten when I’m gone ” and “Kids on the Run” is noticeably more vocally stable, less pointed, and less migrant this time around. There’s a brightness to this album, an image of the rounded sun peeking from behind steadily shifting clouds. His songs are still [...]
After spending several weeks with There's No Leaving Now , I was really looking forward to hearing Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth . Not only did I get to see him grace the stage, but the show was at Paramount, which is perfectly fitting for music of this ilk. Read on for more pics and comments from the set. Strand of Oaks opened the evening up perfectly, setting the mood, though somberly, [...]
Date Tuesday, August 28th Location Paramount Theatre Doors 700 pm Tickets $30 from Austin Theatre I can't tell you how excited I am to see Tallest Man on Earth again, not to mention the fact that his music seems perfectly fitting to the inherent beauty of Austin's Paramount Theatre. He's surely going to [...]
Photography by Nicole Holoboff The Tallest Man on Earth put on an incredible performance that will be very difficult to put into words, at Newport Folk Festival on Sunday. Being about the third to last artist of the festival, his set ran into Jackson Browne 's headlining performance; Kristian Matsson performed on perhaps one of the smallest stages and brought a crowd far too large for the small stage to handle. As Tune-Yards was finishing her set (where Kristian could be spotted watching secretly on the sidelines) [...]
The Tallest Man on Earth By Sam Cleeve July 3, 2012 Neither of us have ever ventured out to the Hackney Empire for a show before. Nor do we know what to expect – what's wrong with all the more central venues? , we ask ourselves. Obviously it doesn't really matter: this show, The Tallest Man on Earth's first in the capital since the release of his third LP There's No Leaving Now, has long been sold out. But from our pre-show vantage point (the [...]
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now By James Blake Kristian Matsson is a liar. Granted, its a bold claim to bestow upon a seemingly innocent Swedish singer-songwriter but his claims to be The Tallest Man on Earth are quite frankly fraudulent. How could the curator of delicately lilting acoustic folk that echoes the likes of Dylan and Bon Iver even dream of stealing the crown from current holder 8’3” (and apparently still growing) Sultan Kosen? What’s more, his third studio album There’s No Leaving [...]
It is impossible to discuss Kristian Matsson, known by the moniker The Tallest Man On Earth , without conjuring up an image of Bob Dylan. Yes, his vocals are raspy and imperfect, his style of fast guitar picking is reminiscent of a young Robert Zimmerman, but on There’s No Leaving Now , the Swede proves he is no tribute act. ‘To Just Grow Away’ is a sweet, melodic number that sets a tone that the rest of the tracks rarely verge too far away from. ‘Revelation Blues’ explores relationships that ended too soon (“sometimes it’s just roses dying [...]
After opening for Bon Iver in 2008, Kristian Matsson garnered countless comparisons to Bob Dylan because of his folky wanderlust and romantic, husky crooning. Matsson’s last release, The Wild Hunt , built the foundation of his music around his potentially abrasive vocals, allowing his lyrics to shine through. There’s No Leaving Now , his third album as The Tallest Man On Earth , is hardly a departure [...]
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars It seems like Kristian Mattson is on a roll, musically speaking. His music has progressed through his first two albums, and he continues his own tradition with his latest release as The Tallest Man on Earth , There's No Leaving Now . At this point in his career, his voice and musical stylings have become familiar, making the work on this album more personal. Upon listening to the first track, "To Just Grow Away," I noticed that [...]
There's a juvenile simplicity to the Tallest Man on Earth - a lack of sophistication and an earnestness that is the trademark of a folk tradition that is far older than Kristian Matsson himself. With wide eyes and an open heart, Matsson takes on the world, and the result varies from cocksure bombast ("King of Spain") to pained withdrawal ("Kids on the Run"). On new album, There's No Leaving Now , the themes remain the same but the tools vary slightly. With the introduction of some drums woodwinds and, on the title track, a balladic piano, Matsson has us [...]
Kristian Matsson returns as The Tallest Man on Earth and his fifth LP. The Northern European folk howler is more laid back now. Does the change work? Well, I'm not sure, but the record is good. Dead Oceans, 2012 8.2 / 10.0 I can't do it. I [...]
There's No Leaving Now showcases the familiar folk stylings of Kristian Matsson – trussing bittersweet tales of places and faces articulated in the warm, husky tones of the modern-day Dylan.
A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Hot Chip, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for more new releases out this week. What are your favorite new releases this week? Dent May// Do Things dentmay.com // facebook // [...]
The Tallest Man On Earth proves the power of consistency on his third full-length album. WATCH THE REVIEW
You might think someone who calls himself The Tallest Man On Earth might have enormous, umm, visibility, so to speak, but alas Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Mattson remains revered by a relatively small if devoted base of admirers. That, of course, may change with the release of his third and most excellent long player There's No Leaving Now (June 12, Dead Oceans). On the echoing heels of two exquisite 2010 releases -- the full length The Wild Hunt and EP Sometimes the Blues Is Just A Passing Bird -- [...]
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