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ALBUM RELEASE // The Tallest Man On Earth “Dark Bird Is Home” Out Now Worldwide

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“On Dark Bird, Matsson’s voice, reedy and resonant, is recorded raw and seemingly almost inside the microphone. The effect is one of feeling a brain on fire while setting its sights on itself, and the byproduct is a yen for moments of serene relief as a result.”
NPR Music’s “First Listen”

“[‘Dark Bird Is Home’] finds Matsson in familiar territory: Pondering spirits, sorrow, and ‘the end’ amidst a backdrop of dust, daylight, and valleys. Matsson’s narrator is alone, but he longs to be in the company of someone else. And what begins as a simple acoustic number soon erupts into a multi-layered instrumental that sounds as pretty and contemplative as anything he’s ever done.”
ESQUIRE

“That voice undersells nothing: There are no wanly delivered lines, no flat and dour stretches of singing. His voice is prismatic, used like an old-guard storyteller who hews his words to any kind of feeling he wants. “
Pitchfork

The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Sweden’s Kristian Matsson) releases his fourth and fullest album, Dark Bird Is Home, today on Dead Oceans. It is deeper, darker more sophisticated and personal than anything The Tallest Man has previously created. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, and the lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming. You should expect the loudest and proudest songs yet from The Tallest Man On Earth on album number four, but also the softest and the lowest.

Tomorrow, The Tallest Man will kick off his first ever tour with a full-band, and next week he’ll make his late night television debut. In between Forecastle and Lollapalooza, he’s adding a Midwest tour, which will include a performance at the Newport Folk Festival, as well as an additional New York show in June. Full dates and tickets after the jump

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

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Pre-Order Your Copy of Akron/Family’s ‘Sub Verses’ and Download Entire Album Today

Oh happy day! Akron/Family’s new album is now available for pre-order. What does this mean to you? When you pre-order the album from SC Distribution, you can immediately download Sub Verses in its entirety. SCD also has a deluxe bundle that features the album on limited edition white vinyl double LP and CD formats, a 10″ featuring two new songs: “Soul I Know” and “World Is Tired” (first 300 orders only), and a 11 x 17″ glossy poster – bundle pictured above.

Sub Verses is also available digitally at iTunes and both physically/digitally at Amazon

Akron/Family are headed out on tour next week, playing a variety of cities across the US. Do yourself a favor and check to see if they’ll play a venue near you. The full tour schedule and ticket links are posted HERE.

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