Tiny Masters Of Today Announce Album and SXSW Plans
The Brooklyn, NY teen punk sensations have finished up 11 new songs and will be debuting them live at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The core unit of siblings Ivan and Ada (ages 15 and 12 respectively) is joined by drummer Jackson Pollis. The SXSW show will be their first live performance following a six-month hiatus.
It has certainly been an action packed journey for Tiny Masters Of Today. Almost overnight, the band went from a few homemade recordings on a MySpace page to collaborating with Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kimya Dawson, Fred Schneider (B-52s) and Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), being remixed by CSS and Liars, and touring the world. David Bowie even lauded their first homemade single as "Genius." Not bad for a band that double as full-time students in the New York Public School System.
With Skeletons, the Tiny Masters went it totally alone, producing and writing the entire album themselves. The tracks were largely recorded at their home in Brooklyn, using the computer program Garageband. They brought the songs to Seaside Lounge studio with engineer Patrick McCarthy for additional recording and the final product was mixed by Matt Stein at U.W.M.S.C. in New York.
Fans of Tiny Masters' familiar shouting and sloganeering and general anti-establishment nose thumbing won't be disappointed, but the sonic palette has broadened somewhat. While their rag-tag sound is clearly informed by classic-era punk rock, they think nothing of incorporating hip-hop, electronica, dub, and even disco into a messy and uproarious concoction. The end result is frantic and funny, equally poignant and pugnacious. Politically charged and strikingly original, a curious pastiche of styles and subjects all channeled through their own, very unique, filter.
The shockingly infectious title track, "Skeletons," will be released on 7" and download on April 14, 2009. Tiny Masters Of Today will premiere the new album, Skeletons at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 21st March at the Cedar Street Courtyard.
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