Mellow Swedish folkie the Tallest Man on Earth returns with his first album since 2010's The Wild Hunt this June. ... Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/news/ the-tallest-man-on-earth-annou nces-new-album-due-o/63705/
Last Monday, in an early Christmas present to the editors of this website, #indierocknovels began trending on Twitter. For a few hours people all over the world engaged in clever attempts to synthesize their favorite bands and favorite books, arriving at some portmantastic combinations in the process. Our staff of wordplay addicts submitted more than a few entries of its own, and below we have catalogued our favorite FP creations, along with a brief synopsis of each faux-novel. We hope that we can entertain you as much as we entertain ourselves. The Catcher [...]
This week sees the return of Ear Worm with an alternative Eurovision special Nessy Monaghan - France I first found out about Christophe Willem about five years ago while I was in Paris. He was everywhere. Every television channel, every radio station was pumping out a slick pop song called 'Double Je'. Christophe Willem had won 'Nouvelle Star', the French version of American Idol and while the format by which he was discovered is known the world over, there are many things that make Christophe distinctly French. He wears geeky glasses [...]
The final part of my countdown of the best albums of 2010. Here's the top ten... Care to guess what's Number 1?
So 2010 is drawing to a close and the obligatory end-of-year lists are ten-a-penny. So what makes ours so special? Well...er...nothing really, but inspired by the notion that 'if you can’t beat em, join em’ we put our heads together to come up with our favourite albums of the year. Once the votes were in we put the results through the most powerful computer known to man...i.e. TJ chucked out the ones he didn’t like, and after the rest of us threw our toys out of the pram we eventually all made up over a mince pie and a bottle of [...]
Welcome to The 405 'Album of the Year' shortlist for 2010. Our 'Album of the Year' article is the first of many 'end of year' features that will be hitting the site as the year draws to a close. Over the next two months expect a look back out our favourite EP's of 2010, favourite films, emerging bands of 2010, a massive 405 staff article looking at the best and worst happenings in 2010 and a few more surprises. We'll also be looking back on our 'Ones to Watch' list from last year to [...]
a. a kid found a coin from 1856 in some furniture HERE . b. 20 things from traveling around the world in 3 years HERE . c. this is cool.. Slayer's Def Jam demos are HERE . d. you asked for it.. Hungover Owls. HERE . wait you didn't ask for it? oh well, there it is.. e. a fucking traffic jam that could last FOR WEEKS!!! HERE . f. I kind of like [...]
So - Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth. Is there a more distinctive voice out there? If so, I'm yet to hear it. It's unmistakable. I heard 'The Wild Hunt' for the first time just as I pulled into my driveway the other day, and found myself unable to exit the car until it was over. It's the type of song that messes me up - all wistful and hopeful, with a melody that just gets me , making me feel both happy and sad all at once. I love it. The Wild [...]
ab und zu geht einem ja der eine oder andere künstler durch die lappen. da beisst du dir später auf die lippe und denkst, verdammte axt, warum hattest du den nicht im programm? aber the tallest man on earth aka kristian matsson gehört nicht dazu. spätestens mit dem signing bei dead oceans hatten wir ihn im auge und auch berichtet . ich erinnere vor allem an diesen absatz aus der damaligen notiz: " ich liebe seinen verstiegenen gesang, das flinke spiel, die reminiszenz an die vergangenheit, ohne schielend darin hängen zu bleiben. ansonsten trüge er jetzt schon [...]
The Tallest Man On Earth is a racontuer of enormous talent. I struggled to find a mediocre song on his full length, The Wild Hunt . I’ve had his album for quite some time but being incredibly busy with my prac teaching, I waited to devote the proper time to listening. On Saturday, I chucked this on the iPod and enjoyed the momentary sunshine the morning brought me. I’m not really going to try writing some long winded post on everything I like about The Tallest Man On Earth . The best thing about [...]
Ah, these crazy Swedes. When they aren't making cars based on jet fighters, building hot sweaty rooms from pine, or drinking themselves into oblivion in a more chirpy way than Finns, they write music. Lots of it , too. So Tall He Can't Even Get In The Frame Latest Swede to hit these shores armed with a guitar and a way with a jaunty tune is The Tallest Man On Earth . Bad news first. [...]
Weekly playlist 25 features LCD Soundsystem, The Tallest Man on Earth, Crystal Castles, Ellie Goulding, Midnight Juggernauts and Duck Sauce. LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt Crystal Castles - Celestica Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (Pariah Remix) Midnight Juggernauts - Vital Signs Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (O-God Remix)
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt, my choice for today's installment of #musicmonday. This song is amazing, the new album is amazing, i'm in love.
On The Wild Hunt , we can keep early Dylan in mind, as long as we don't give him too much sway over the record. Because Matsson is very much in his own musical world. What is revivalism anyway? Is it simply the rebirth of something long gone? New life breathed into sounds old or thought dead? Is revivalism easy to spot? Is there a difference between being part of a revival -- which implies some fleeting interest -- and tapping into a tradition? How can we tell the difference? I raise those questions because it's artists like [...]
Lately I've been consumed by preoccupations: a demanding job, a pregnant wife on bed rest for five weeks, a toddler, a dog, a house to maintain, guests visiting every week, a music blog. I'm sprinting so fast that it's easy to overlook my surroundings and it takes a concerted effort to stop and enjoy a few special moments. The Tallest Man On Earth set me straight. I started listening to the advanced copy of The Wild Hunt during several commutes in the car. My immediate reaction? I thought "If I mixed these songs with his previous [...]
Der Folk-Musiker Kristian Matsson gilt als skandinavischer Bob Dylan. Am 16. April veröffentlicht er sein zweites Album "The Wild Hunt". Das kommt locker an Genre-Grössen wie Justin Vernon alias Bon Iver oder Bonnie Prince Billy heran. "The Wild Hunt" setzt dort an wo das Debüt-Album "Shallow Grave" aufgehört hat. Der schwedische Singer/Songwriter Kristian Matsson alias The [...]