To advance the band’s upcoming tour with Fun., Miniature Tigers premiere their seductive single “Sex on the Regular” with a fitting NSFW music video today on IFC.com. Lead singer Charlie Brand, who is deeply inspired by the popular English painter David Hockney, illustrated the video’s x-rated images in Hockney’s fashion, which was assembled and edited by director Max Goldblatt. The high-energy dance track is off Miniature Tigers’ brilliant abstract-pop record, Mia Pharaoh, which is out now on Modern Art Records (in conjunction with Warner Music’s Independent Label Group).
The four-piece will also serve as main support for Fun.’s Spring 2012 Tour, which kicks-off this Friday, April 13th at The Brick in Minneapolis, MN. Full tour dates are listed below.
LISTEN to the all new Miniature Tigers album Mia Pharaoh – streaming on SPIN.com.
More praise for Miniature Tigers:
“Album three [Mia Pharaoh]opens with a pair of curveballs, the horndog electro-disco fantasies “Sex on the Regular” and “Female Doctor.” The lyrics are pure R. Kelly kitsch (“I’m your secret/You can take me out and play me like a saxophone”), but the tunes are as sneakily hummable as ever, and frontman Charlie Brand makes a surprisingly decent Romeo.” – RollingStone.com
“They could probably be a very successful, standard-issue indie-rock band aping Death Cab or Grizzly Bear or Vampire Weekend, but they’re too restless and busting with ideas.” – Spin
“Wedged between a dreamy throwback sound and rapid-fire backing harmonies, Brand [lead singer Charlie Brand] carries a degree of self-seriousness, lending nuanced shades of gray to an otherwise chipper mood.” – NPR
Spring 2012 Tour with Fun.
4/13 – The Brick – Minneapolis, MN
4/14 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
4/15 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
4/19 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
4/20 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/25 – The Guvernment – Toronto, ON
4/27 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
4/28 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/30 – Cabaret Du Mile End – Montreal, QC
5/03 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
5/04 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
5/05 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA