Miniature Tigers exclusive: Stream the indie rockers' delightful 'Mansion of Misery' here

miniature-tigersIn just a couple of weeks, Miniature Tigers will release their all-around enjoyable sophomore LP, Fortress. Perhaps you’ve already heard the indie foursome’s lead single, “Gold Skull,” which recently earned a spot on EW’s 10 Hot Songs of Summer playlist. Today we’re proud to premiere another Fortress jam, “Mansion of Misery,” right here on the Music Mix. Consider it as a little something extra to tide you over ’til the album’s July 27 release.

Apparently the song’s twisty, turny, kitchen-sink instrumentation was influenced by a late-night viewing of The Shining in the converted upstate N.Y. church where Miniature Tigers recorded Fortress. “That movie put us in a weird headspace, so we decided to go nuts on ‘Mansion of Misery,'” reveals frontman Charlie Brand in a press release. Spooky inspirations aside, it’s all in the service of an extremely hummable sunshine-pop melody. We predict this tune will leave you in a very pleasant headspace indeed.

Check out “Mansion of Misery” after the jump and let us know what you think. If you like it, you can preorder the album online.

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  • Hannaford

    Great track! Ending of it blew me away.

  • ABEachley

    so great! They’re definitely getting more…weird, which is awesome

  • robuki

    Another great song from one of the best bands to come down the pike in a while. Can’t wait to hear F O R T R E S S in its entirety on vinyl!

  • Tiffany

    I love this song! I agree with the comment above, the ending is amazing! I can’t wait to get Fortress!

  • tyler

    love love love this band, thanks for posting this! really excited to see them when they come to phoenix again on the 27th.

  • Nurul

    That is amnaizg, I hadn't known that about Edinburgh Castle that it was built on top of an extinct volcano. I don't know anything about Edinburgh castle in fact, so its good to read up about it. I wonder whether there are other volcanoes in Scotland? This has got me wondering now. Beautiful shots. Did you take the photographs yourself?

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