Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tall Dwarfs

Formed in 1979, the Kiwi duo The Tall Dwarfs, made up of Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate, influenced such bands as Yo La Tengo and Pavement with its playful, lo-fi home recordings and were members of the highly touted New Zealand underground scene of the 80s and 90s that included The Clean, The Chills, and Bailter Space. Featuring found sounds, an oddball sense of humor, and warped hooks, the Tall Dwarfs’ Weeville and Fork Songs -- released on Flying Nun in New Zealand -- have long been out of print. The Tall Dwarfs’ influence can readily be heard in the Olivia Tremor Control’s sound, so it was only natural that Cloud Recordings -- owned and operated by OTC’s John Fernandes -- would choose to reissue them. In fact, the Tall Dwarfs recently made a rare US tour appearance supporting the Olivia Tremor Control in a series of highly publicized and successful shows. Weeville and Fork Songs are being released at the October 25th, on Cloud Recordings.

Tall Dwarfs - Pirouette
Tall Dwrafs - Hallelujah Boy
Tall Dwarfs - We Bleed Love
Tall Dwarfs - Think Small

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Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
Beck - Guero
Radiohead - Kid A
DJ Shadow - Entroducing... + The Private Press
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NIN - With Teeth
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Anonymous claire said...

thanks so much for posting about the tall dwarfs, i didn't realise they had a profile outside of NZ/Australia. and a reissue? heaven - i only have them on tape.

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