The Tallest Man On Earth’s first album, Shallow Grave, was released on vinyl in 2008 and has been out of print for several years since. Now, Dead Oceans has finally announced a re-release, so people can “stop trying to hunt it down on Ebay for absurd prices”.
The Tallest Man on Earth released one of 2008′s most powerful records, one that Pitchfork praised, calling Kristian Matsson “a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.” Shallow Grave could not have been more simple, just Matsson’s commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo, recorded at his home in Dalarna, Sweden. Although the album was released on the Swedish label Gravitation without the help of widespread distribution, the story of The Tallest Man on Earth spread far and wide through word of mouth. In April 2010 The Tallest Man on Earth released the critically acclaimed album The Wild Hunt and has played dozens of sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, Gravitation is pleased to make Shallow Grave widely available on vinyl for the first time.