The Tallest Man On Earth
One of my favorite Swedish artists, The Tallest Man On Earth, is allowing all of us to stream his full album, There’s No Leaving Now, through NPR before its official release on 6/12 via Dead Oceans. This, alongside the new song from Young Galaxy, is getting me through this rainy day in San Francisco/Redwood City. That voice of his just tugs at my heartstrings. I cannot wait to buy this record on vinyl. Give it a spin and let me know what you think of it. Will it be deserving of a Top 20 Album of 2012, like The Wild Hunt was in 2010?
This one is dedicated to a Swedish friend of mine. 🙂
Kristian Matsson is The Tallest Man on Earth, and he just released a new track from his upcoming album There’s No Leaving Now, which will be released June 12th. There has always been a raw and unflinching quality about Matsson’s music. What has drawn me to him in the past is his distinct vocal twang and the abstract images his lyrics manage to paint in my mind. With “1904” he maintains this unique aesthetic, which results in the most pleasant thing you’ll hear all day.
As a music blogger, I feel that it is my duty to keep all of you aware of the up-and-coming artists in the industry. The list of rising stars, the up-at-bats, the talent on deck, if you will. So started the monthly feature on Sunset in the Rearview called Artists on the Dashboard, which shines light on three artists to keep on your radar; artists who have shown the talent, the drive, and the willpower to be a star. Keep your eye out for these features, and next thing you know, your friend will be telling you about this amazing new artist, and you’ll be able to say, ‘Dude…I knew about them almost a year ago.’ No more worrying about having to take the time to seem cool, we’ll do all of the work for you. Just be sure to check back every month to see which three artists made the cut.
Another month, and a lot of talent to sort through. Here are the three deserving of the title ‘Artists On The Dashboard’ for this month: Fitz & The Tantrums, Thee Tom Hardy, and The Tallest Man on Earth.
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