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Dark Bird is Home begins in a way that feels very familiar to fans of The Tallest Man On Earth; an acoustic guitar and Kristian Matsson’s identifiably wistful tenor, pastoral landscapes and lyrics about overcoming hardships in life and love. He uses his voice to draw us into this narrative, which sounds like one side of a conversation, reassuring a troubled partner that “this is not the end,” even as they part ways. You almost forget about the orchestrated sound of “Sagres,” which opened our ears to the the more fleshed out sound of Dark Bird is Home, until the  [ Read More ]

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Kristian shared today on Soundcloud and Instagram his new single “Sagres” off the new album Dark Bird Is Home due out on May 12. “Sagres is a little town or village all the way down in Portugal where the world’s end was thought to be way back”, says Kristian. Listen to the song here and have a look at the tour schedule

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Here’s a teaser trailer for The Tallest Man On Earth’s new album “Dark Bird Is Home”, with Kristian briefly introducing it, and a deeper look on the sounds of the album. Dark Bird Is Home will be out on Dead Oceans on May 12, 2015.

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The Tallest Man On Earth’s new album “Dark Bird Is Home” will be out in May. Look inside for the album cover and the tracklist.

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We are giving away two tickets for the final shows of The Tallest Man On Earth’s current European tour. For a chance to win a ticket for the gig you’re interested in, follow the link to our forum and join the competition!
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The Tallest Man On Earth begins a short European tour next week, with support from Idiot Wind and Daniel Norgren. With several sold out shows already, don’t miss your last chance to see him live in 2013! 

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Kristian and Amanda sang the rare b-side song “Where I Thought I Met The Angels” at the First Aid Kit gig in Gothenburg on November 9. Read the full news for a video of the performance!

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As we previously announced, The Tallest Man On Earth’s new album “There’s No Leaving Now” is out in less than a month, and today Dead Oceans released the first single off it, a song called “1904″ that also features bass and drums. The new album “There’s No Leaving Now” is also now available for pre-order at Dead Oceans. A deluxe bundle includes the record on vinyl and cd, two posters and the “1904″ 7” in limited edition with the exclusive b-side “Cycles”.

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After a few selected summer dates in Europe and North America, The Tallest Man On Earth announces a full European tour in October 2012, including shows in Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK, Ireland and many more.

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Amanda Hollingby Matsson, aka Idiot Wind, played a show at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm last night, and at some point she invited Kristian Matsson on stage to perform a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “Cycles” and an original song, “Heart Is Like A River”, from her upcoming album. Read the full news for the videos.
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New album “There’s No Leaving Now” is due out on June 11, 2012. For details, front cover and tracklist, read the full news.

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To celebrate Record Store Day 2012, which falls on April 21st, Dead Oceans is releasing The Tallest Man On Earth’s “King Of Spain” single on vinyl for the first time ever. It features two b-sides – rare song “Where I Thought I Met the Angels” and a cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” – and it’s limited to 2000 copies.

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The Tallest Man On Earth played a new song titled “Little Brother” at his two sold out shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the last couple of days.

Photo by Adriaan Louw

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The Tallest Man On Earth performed two covers last night on Swedish TV show På Spåret. He played Thin Lizzy’s Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me in Its Spotlight) and En Fattig Trubadur by Cornelis Vreeswijk, backed by a full band. Videos as follows.

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Kristian Matsson and Amanda Bergman (stage names The Tallest Man On Earth and Idiot Wind) have written new songs for Swedish movie “En Gang Om Aret (Once A Year)”. Also, we asked director Gorki Glaser-Muller a few questions about the movie and Kristian and Amanda’s soundtrack.

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The Tallest Man On Earth will be playing in South Africa for the first time in February 2012, for two special gigs in Johannesburg and Cape Town. “The Tallest Man On Earth is an artist that we personally enjoy very much. We can’t wait to introduce one of the best live acts to SA fans for this first time”, says Blaise Janichon from Your Friends, the promoters of the SA Tour.

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The Tallest Man On Earth’s first album, Shallow Grave, was released on vinyl in 2008 and has now been out of print for several years. Finally, Dead Oceans has recently announced a re-release, out on December 6 – now available for pre-order here.

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KEXP has announced Live At KEXP – Volume Seven, the new compilation featuring 17 exclusive live in-studio recordings. The Tallest Man On Earth makes an appearance with his song “A Field of Birds” (video in the news), recorded in Portland during MusicfestNW. Other artists include Jonsi, James Blake, Florence + The Machine, The Head and the Heart, and more.

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Last night, The Tallest Man On Earth joined Amanda Bergman (Idiot Wind) on stage to perform a song. Read the full news to watch a video of the performance.

Photo by Milo Vermeulen.

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The Tallest Man On Earth’s song “Weather Of A Killing Kind”, previously unreleased worldwide, is now available as a free download as part of the Adult Swing Singles Program. Listen to the song here and grab it for free at the Adult Swim website!