Fans of Swedish indie troubadour Kristian Matsson are counting down the days until June 12th, when The Tallest Man on Earth’s next album, There’s No Leaving Now, drops.
Yesterday the first single, 1904, was released. Listen after the drop.
While in South Africa earlier this year, the folk darling performed Little Brother, also off his upcoming album, but 1904 has been confirmed as the first official single.
1904 is markedly more melodic than the jangly folk heights that Mattson has known to scale – he still wears his late 1960s folk heritage on his cardigan sleeve, but it’s more Nick Drake this time than the usual Dylan.
The single has had the indie intranet wetting the bed with happiness over the last 24 hours, and this time I’ll count myself gladly among them.
The single is available for download exclusively from Rolling Stone.
In the vacuum between dark and light, Siouxsie Sioux and Emmylou Harris, Amelie and Travis Bickle, Huntress Thompson is an idiot lost, and reporting from the field. If you’re after irrational, impassioned rants about cupcakes and Johnny Cash (and you probably aren’t), she’s grumpy, but she’s your girl.