TALLEST MAN ON EARTH TO RELEASE THE WILD HUNT APRIL 13
SIGNS WITH DEAD OCEANS RECORDS
When fans lined up to see the sold out Bon Iver performances at New York City's Town Hall in late 2008, few of them went with any expectations of the opening act. Emerging from this slot was the The Tallest Man On Earth, a voice and songwriter that intrigued and captivated.
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Earlier in the year, The Tallest Man on Earth had released one of 2008's most powerful records, Shallow Grave - one that Pitchfork praised, calling Kristian Matsson (who is The Tallest Man on Earth) "a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting." Shallow Grave could not have been simpler, just Matsson's commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo, recorded at his home in Dalarna, Sweden.
The Tallest Man On Earth will release his highly-anticipated follow up, The Wild Hunt, April 13 on his new label, Dead Oceans. For a taste of the new 10-song collection, download "King of Spain" here.
It is impossible to discuss The Tallest Man on Earth's music without acknowledging Bob Dylan. The seemingly effortlessness, the melodic sensibility and the deft lyricism all recall Dylan's early years. But when you witness the Tallest Man on Earth perform live; you are watching a man possessed. The energy pours out with every word. Full of intensity and raw emotion, he paces the stage, bringing the audience into the palm of his hand, completely lost in his songs.
The Tallest Man On Earth Tour Dates
2/20/10 Blois, FR The Velvet
2/21/10 St. Malo, FR La Route Du Rock
2/26/10 Stockholm, SE Debaser Slussen
3/04/10 Hamburg, DE Astra Stube
3/05/10 Berlin, DE NBI Club
3/07/10 Den Bosch, NL fabrlQ Den Bosch
3/08/10 Amsterdam, NL Bitterzoet
3/09/10 Brussels, BE Botanique
3/10/10 Paris, FR Le Scopitone
3/11/10 Puerto de Santa Maria, ES Teatro Municipal Pedro Munoz Seca
3/12/10 Granada, ES Centro Cultural
3/13/10 Barcelona, ES Sidecar
3/14/10 Mallorca, ES Teatre Lloseta
3/15/10 London, UK Bush Hall
3/17/10 Copenhagen, DK Klub Shh at Din Nye Ven