Monday, January 25, 2010

The Tallest Man on Earth Announces New Album, 'The Wild Hunt'

Wow, the good news just keeps coming. For you Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, fans who have been waiting patiently for news of his next LP, well, wait no more. His new record label, Dead Oceans, announced today that The Wild Hunt will be released on April 12, 2010, featuring "ten perfect songs." This follows his widely acclaimed debut, Shallow Grave, that gained momentum due to true grassroots efforts.

As the press release states, "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."

As I recently wrote, The Tallest Man sparks an energy in me that I cannot deny. I am so looking forward to his spring album. Until then, both you and I can enjoy the lead single, "King of Spain" and cross our fingers for a tour date near our hometowns.

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