The Tallest Man On Earth – “King of Spain”
March 7, 2010, 3:42 pm
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I know this is a re-post, but I tend to get evangelical about artists that I feel aren’t getting enough attention.  I’ve also been listening to TTMOE’s sterling new album, The Wild Hunt, pretty much every day for the last week.  Kristian Matsson (a.k.a. TTMOE) puts most singer/songwriters to shame in a profoundly simple way: he demands your attention.  Despite just being a guy with a guitar (and, occasionally, a banjo or piano), he has a kinetic, locomotive style of playing that’s gripping and wildly infectious.  Matsson’s voice is equally unique: a nasally, emotive wail that evokes the young Bob Dylan to such an absurd degree that it borders on spiritual possession.  And, despite being a Swede, he has a command of the English language that only furthers the shaming.

The Wild Hunt is out 4/13 via Dead Oceans.

Download MP3: “King of Spain”


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