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READ // Photographer Cameron Wittig Discusses Album Art For ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ From The Tallest Man On Earth Via Half-Past

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Midwest photographer Cameron Wittig recently sat down with Half-Past to discuss the striking album cover on Dark Bird Is Home, the newest album from The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Sweden’s Kristian Matsson). What started as a ‘friendship birthed from a chance meeting, some friendly conversation, and copious Wisconsin wedding whisky’, the two met in 2014 at a felow musician’s country wedding. When the time came around for a new album cover, Matsson trusted Wittig to give a face to his new project. From the article (Which you can read in full here)-

“It was to be a photographic reinterpretation of stories that came out of discussions about the record and the recording process in Sweden. The figure of Dark Bird was born on a mountaintop near the town where Kristian lives. She may or may not be real. It doesn’t matter in the end, as she is more powerful as a specter, this beautiful figure of uncertainty and change.”

Primarily a portrait photographer, Cameron recruited the talents of a friend to be his model for the cover as they travelled around his neighborhood shooting on the steps of houses that felt just right.

“I asked her to stand on the steps of houses that I selected based on how they looked or felt. Nothing was planned ahead of time. We did maybe six or seven different houses in various ways. Some were fancy houses, some were not. A few were abandoned. But it was always this figure in an ambiguous stance. She looks like she could be returning; frozen in a moment of contemplation anticipating what might happen once she rings the bell. Or perhaps she’s leaving and taking one last look at what her life was before she leaves forever. I didn’t really decide what that was going to be.”

Purchase Dark Bird Is Home:
via Secretly Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
via independent stores

The Tallest Man On Earth is currently on tour. Full dates and tickets after the jump

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LYRICS // The Tallest Man On Earth Shares Lyrics For “Sagres”, New Album Out 5/12



Less than two months away from release day, The Tallest Man On Earth has shared the lyrics for “Sagres” off of the upcoming ‘Dark Bird Is Home’. Pre-order the album via Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

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The Tallest Man On Earth Nominated for a Grammi!

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Guess what the equivalent of the Grammys is in Sweden? THE GRAMMIS

Guess who was nominated for Best Male Artist? THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH!

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Here is Kristian’s competition:

DANIEL ADAMS-RAY – BLACK AND WHITE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
HÅKAN HELLSTRÖM – 2 STEG FRÅN PARADISE
OSKAR LINNROS – VILJA BLI OSKAR
SALEM AL FAKIR – IGNORE THIS

Get ready for a beating in Stockholm, dudes! Don’t know about all of your records, but The Wild Hunt continues to rack up spots on tons of Best of 2010 lists. Here’s just a SAMPLING:

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Dream Lover by Destroyer
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker
Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers
We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Los Angeles (Live) by Phosphorescent
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) (Live) by Phosphorescent

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Tide Teeth by Night Beds

Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker

What We Don't See by A Place To Bury Strangers

We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers

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Ivywild
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Destroyer
Poison Season
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Kevin Morby
Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song

Ryley Walker
Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival

The Tallest Man on Earth
Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

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